Since the day I first met Casey and Matt, I was sooo looking forward to their wedding. They envisioned their wedding day being emotional, but also a HUGE party. Well, they definitely got all of that and more! It was a total blast! There were such sweet, sentimental moments throughout the whole day, and when it came to dancing the night away, I’m pretty sure EVERYONE was a part of it.
It was a cooler Fall day, but since their engagement session in Cleveland was in the middle of winter, I knew they could brave any kind of weather like pros. They and their bridal party were total champs, and the girls came fully prepared with warm jackets and blankets. Note to all couples having a wedding on a cooler day, blankets are a must!!
I started the day in Cortland, Ohio with the girls. The atmosphere was very chill and relaxed, which started the day off right! Casey had all of her gorgeous details set aside for me, from the beautiful heels, the vintage glam purse that belonged to her grandmother and her mom’s ring mixed in with all of her new accessories - everything worked so well together and made my heart so happy - ya’ll know I love some detail shots! While the girls were hanging out, the guys were getting ready at the Holiday Inn in Youngstown, Ohio. Matt’s details were stellar, too! This couple has such great style and everything tied together perfectly.
The ceremony took place at St. Robert’s Church in Cortland, Ohio. So many people came out to witness their union! After the ceremony, we headed to Fellows Riverside Gardens (aka the Rose Gardens) in Mill Creek Park in Youngstown. This was one of the biggest wedding parties I’ve photographed, and guys - they were awesome! I had so much fun laughing and joking with them as we took pictures. I could definitely tell that once we finished, they were ready to party.
We wrapped up the night at Avion on the Water. There were happy tears, great food, the bar dishing out endless drinks and a full dance floor all night. It was the perfect way to conclude Casey and Matt’s wedding day! I’m so glad they’ll have all of these great memories stored in their heirloom album so it’ll be impossible to forget just how great their wedding day was! Congrats again, Casey and Matt! <3
Ceremony venue: St. Robert’s Church
Reception venue: Avion on the Water
Florist: Green’s Floral Shop
Invitations: Roberta Elmo at Cards & Collectibles
Wedding gown: Matina’s Bridal
Bridesmaid dresses: David’s Bridal
DJ: Trent Iguchi at Encore Entertainment
Videography: Acclaim Wedding Films
Hair: Julie Cook at Studio 7
Makeup: Cassie Murphy
Wedding cake: Rachel Ulam
Second shooter: Catherine Tabaka
Assistant: Janel Liles