Meredith & Josh {married} Stone Oak Country Club

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It was, of course, a perfect day for a wedding. When I walked into the church and saw Meredith’s dress I had to catch my breath. It was truly an art piece of beading so fine and delicate, and it fit Meredith perfectly, in size and personality.

As Meredith walked down the aisle to Josh she couldn’t hold back the tears, but that’s okay, because her dad, John held on to her so tight.

Josh stood at the altar with his father, who got to be pastor who married them. How special! (My husband just performed the marriage ceremony of our youngest son also!)

After the ceremony we went to Wildwood for some family portraits and bridal party images before heading to Stone Oak Country Club for a few shots on the grounds before heading into the tented party. It was a beautiful night!

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some of my favorite moments of the day..

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grandparents holding hands

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Meredith and Josh, thanks for a GREAT experience with you all!

Tiffany & Brian {married}

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“My favorite thing about him is that he is so easy going, there are not too many things that bother him. It is funny how we made such an impact in each others’ lives, we have taken pages from each others’ books.  We really are Ying and Yang! I am not a big fan of that saying, but I don’t know what other phrase to describe our relationship! ” (Tiffany, talking about her new husband Brian).

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“my most favorite part of the wedding was walking down the aisle to Brian. It was also the most emotional part. Knowing that we were going before God, our closest friends and family and in our parish to unite in marriage was one of the most amazing feelings I have ever had!

I knew there would be tears of joy and laughter, but I didn’t know they would happen in the opening to our ceremony, when Father Mark said,”welcome to the cry fest!’

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” as crazy as it sounds, I am glad it rained ! (on our wedding day). The extra time with our amazing wedding party in the limo was perfect! We have such amazing friends and I am so glad we had a little bit of time to spend with just them! (Even if the rain wasn’t so great for the hair! ”

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I love hearing a recap from the bride about her wedding day! It puts it all into perspective!

Tiffany and Brian, wishing a a life of love and laughter .. and Fireball!

xo

Bliss Salon & Beauty Bar, Christol Kratzer HMUA

St. Aloysius Church, Bowling Green

Brides dress, Belle Amour , Toledo, Oh

Attendants Dresses, 2B Bridal

Tuxes, Ticknor

DJ Entertainment, Damon

Reception, The Clazel, Bowling Green

Videographer, Inspired Image

 

 

Hilary & Jaime {married}

 

 

Hilary and Jaime. Theirs is a story of TRUE friendship, best friends.

They met in grade school, fifth grade, to be exact.Though they didn’t start “dating” until the seventh grade, and had been inseparable ever since. Seventeen years dating, a good portion of that had to be long distance due to Jaime serving our Country in the U.S Marine Corps and a move for work to Chicago.

He proposed on Halloween 2014 because they had so many special memories of Halloween nights celebrating. Jaime arranged for for all of their closet friends and family to come over after to celebrate. Smart guy!

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Jayme says he loves Hilary’s kindness, her humor, her dedication, smile and lack of a filter. She says what is on her mind!
He especially loves her freckles when she gets a little sun :)

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When I asked Hilary what she loves about Jaime she replied :

I love how loyal he is. How he is the only person in the world that can make me laugh and forget that I was ever upset or angry. He understands and sees all my faults and still loves me anyway. He is a genuinely good person, people gravitate toward him, love being around him and knowing him. He’s a dreamer, which can also be annoying, but he is completely optimistic always. He doesn’t follow rules, doesn’t believe he fits into a specific category, he pushes boundaries for himself and isn’t afraid of challenges. He thrives sometimes in chaos and never acts afraid. He’s strong. He loves family and is excited to be a dad some day. He wants to raise three girls and has openly shared that with several people recently. He keeps his emotions close to his chest and doesn’t always share, so when he does he is completely sincere. He doesn’t cry ever, but he cried at our rehearsal dinner. When I jokingly whispered in his ear if he was getting cold feet he responded that the day was getting closer that he would have to share me with others, meaning our future children, and that scares him because he’s always had me all to himself, lol. And he was being completely serious, I thought it was cute. He obviously isn’t the jealous type, but just understands that the dynamic will change when and if God willing that day arrives, and he doesn’t want to lose what we have. I obviously told him that he never will.

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Jaime, what was your favorite part of your wedding day?

“Seeing Hilary walking down the aisle, it was like  seeing her all over again for first time. It actually was meeting my wife for the first time!”

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Have you ever seen anyone happier to marry their best friend??

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Hilary’s favorite part of the day ? “The reception, it went by so fast. The speeches given by our family and closest friends, the dancing, the Chinese lanterns at the end of the night, and the impromptu after party at Martini and Nuzzis until they closed at 3am. All of our friends dragged us there and we were glad we went, it was a long day, but we all had such a great time and didn’t want the night to end!”

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THIS is how happy everyone was that day!

Congrats Hilary and Jaime! May you be blessed beyond measure with three beautiful girls to raise and be daddy’s girls!

xoxo

 

Carly & Ben {married}

He was so nervous. Ben couldn’t eat that day in anticipation of marrying is best friend. As Carly walked toward him for the first look  even I could feel his excitement building as she walked around him, teasing him before allowing his hands to fall from his face to view her beauty. His look of pure joy said it all.

As their friends and families looked on, they confessed and made promises to each other of a love that would last forever.

Carly’s maiden name is Love. LOVE. How much more perfect could that be??!

LOVE is my whole mantra! I LOVE love. I love seeing love, capturing love, giving love, sharing love… Sorry Ben, I think I would keep my maiden name if it was Love.

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The day started off with a champagne toast on the patio of the beautiful Toledo Country Club, and of course, the selfie stick!

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Venue: Toledo Country Club

Salon/Hair: Sarah Hair Depot

MUA: Natalie P

Bride’s Dress : Atlas Bridal Shop (Allure)

Maids Dresses : Belle Amour

Florist: Hafner Florist

Tuxes: MW

Bakery: Brieschke’s Bakery

 

 

 

Kristen & Rob {married}

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Kristen and Rob knew how to have fun on their wedding day! Their no fuss approach to everything made the day all about joking and having a great time. The weather was perfect at Nazareth Hall, and so were the nuptials!

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Nazareth Hall - ceremony & reception venue

Men’s Warehouse -Men’s attire

David’s Bridal – bride and maids dresses

Leo Marks -rings

Fairytale Productions -DJ/Entertainment

Toledo Aerial Media- drone videography