As a second shooter for Crystal Kay Photography, I spend quite a bit of time with the groomsmen on wedding days. Every group of guys is different; the way they interact, the jokes they tell, their preparations for the big day. But Juan's group of guys was different than many, and it was easy to see that they were more like family than friends. The men doted on Juan, helping him with every part of his ensemble, from straightening his bow tie to putting on his jacket to spritzing his cologne. (This is, of course, after they took their shirts off and had a push up contest in the middle of dance floor prior to donning their more dignified ensembles. Boys will be boys.) The groomsmen delivered Juan to the outdoor ceremony site, overlooking Lake Erie at Vermillion-On-The-Lake, and he was joined by his bride Alycia under the shadow of a gazebo. After the ceremony, the bridal party headed to Schoepfle Garden for portraits, and then returned to Vermillion-On-The-Lake for the reception. Umm, and enough talk about the groomsmen. Get a load of that beautiful bride, Allycia!
Hale Farm and Village is a living history museum nestled within the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and on September 9th, it was the site of Joe and Kirsten's wedding celebration. (And for all you fellow National Parks Passport enthusiasts out there, it has a cancellation stamp). It was a perfect fall day, one of those that makes you glad you live in Ohio and makes the next 6 months of being cold seem a little less daunting. Joe and Kirsten shared a first look in front of the wonderfully-yellow Goldsmith House, exchanged vows next to the chicken coup with the picture-perfect backdrop of the sun setting over the fields, and partied the rest of the night away in a pavilion behind the village church.
My name's Ashley, and I'm the photographer behind Ashley Deanna Photography. I am a fun and quirky wedding and engagement photographer serving Cleveland, OH, Akron, OH, and the Northeast Ohio region. Thanks for checking out the blog!