The 2022 wedding season kicked off with a bang with Jordyn and Brett's spring wedding at Gather at the Lakes, in the Portage Lakes area south of Akron, OH. The weather was, well let's just say, quite Ohio-y. Ya know, a lovely mixed of snow/sleet/rain most of the day, but Jordyn and Brett brought their own sunshine. They held their ceremony at The Chapel in Akron, surrounded by family, friends, and their church community before heading down to Gather at the Lakes for their reception. I loved the blue color they selected for the bridal party, and if you know Jordyn, you know if was so fitting for her to have a sunflower bouquet. They ended the night with a glow stick exit and then headed to a mystery honeymoon destination, which Brett had planned and kept secret to surprise Jordyn. Can't wait to find out where they went! Congrats Brett and Jordyn and wishing you a lifetime of joyful, Christ-centered marriage.
Here's a recap of our Yellowstone trip from this past September! It was amazing!!!
Brett and Jordyn. Leaves. Flannels. Giggles. This one's got it all, folks. Jordyn and Brett started with the famous disclaimer "you gotta help us, we don't know what we're doing" and let me just say, they were such absolute naturals and had such good chemistry together that it made my job so easy and enjoyable! I love it when couples select a location for their engagement session which is significant to them, and Boettler Park is one of those places for Jordyn and Brett. It was where they had their first date and later, where Brett popped the question. We had a beautiful autumn day, and I loved hanging out and hearing more about their love story. Congrats Brett and Jordyn!!
It is always extra special to photograph your friends during their big milestones. I met Ashley (and therefore John, as well because they come as a set, of course) in a small group at church, and we bonded over our shared name! Fast forward a few years later, they beasted it at grad school in Pittsburgh, moved back to Ohio in the Columbus area, and are getting married next year at The Gathering Place at Darlington Lake!! We debated different possible locations for their engagement photos, with Ashley’s one stipulation being 100% FALL, and we settled on Zoar, OH, which was absolutely perfect. Zoar is a historic village in Tuscarawas County. If you’ve never been, you need to check it out, especially if you like history and learning. The historic homes and buildings have so much charm and made for the perfect fall photo backdrop. Ashley and John, I’m so glad to know you and be your friend, and I hope that these photos make you feel so very special.
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!