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Wedding at Acacia Reservation Lyndhurst, OH | Kati & Joe

Oh hey, friends, we are so excited to bring the Acacia Reservation wedding that started our 2019 Season. It is hard to believe we are into May already of this 2019 year. It feels as if time is just into warp speed since last wedding season. Especially with all the excitement we have buzzing around the office. We have the launch of our videography team, Ben is expecting a little girl (Say what!!!) and our wedding photography team expanding with the addition of Erika Kotar.

Getting back to the wedding lol, we could not have asked for a more perfect day of April in Cleveland, Ohio and we finally had the opportunity to photograph at Acacia Reservation. Our first stop of the day was at the bride’s mother’s house. Immediately upon walking in Peggy greeted us with a giant smile and a warm hug. We immediately jumped into getting detail shots of the dress (OMG it’s amazing). While we were grabbing some moments of Kati’s sister Maddie and Peggy helping her into the dress there is this beautiful moment where all three of them are in the mirror. Ironically enough this was the same mirror that Peggy had her wedding day photograph taking in with her mom.  Kati & Joe were Married at St. Raphael’s Church. As guests entered the church they were greeted by this beautifully crafted space. High peak ceilings with amazing window light. Guests were treated with a String Quartet from the Cleveland Institute of Music. While guests filtered into the church Kati shared a private first look with her father in the grotto. This wonderful moment between father and daughter brought every to tears.

Kati looked absolutely stunning in her dress and had this genuine and contagious smile all day long. You could see the absolute joy and elation from Kati as she said yes to her best friend Joe.  Immediately following the wedding ceremony we knocked out the traditional family photos and then hopped onto the limo bus from A-1 Limo. Our first stop was The Cleveland Public Library; Kati is a librarian so stopping here was a must for her. We had a great first stop and there was this little private moment that Kati and Joe hide behind a catalog desk. It was kinda like they were hiding from the librarian; so adorable. From there we hopped over to The Cleveland Botanical Gardens –which is so magical by the way, and Wade Oval. Although the weather was a bit chilly, the sun still kept peeking in and out to make for some lovely and dreamy photos of their big day.

Once we got to Acacia to get the party started we got to meet so many of their kind and quite amusing friends and family. There was a beautiful spread of appetizers during cocktail hour provided by Dino’s Catering–too many to choose from actually.  The simple yet elegant decor really tied the whole day together. We as photographers were treated to a special surprise as we entered the main hall. Kati and Joe unannounced to us adorned the walls and gift table with photos from their engagement session. We felt so honored to see our images blown up to 24 x 36 prints over their sweetheart table. As coincidence would have it we would capture a dip photograph during their first dance. The same photograph can be seen in the background from their engagement session. We ended the evening with Kati and Joe with a sparkler send off. Which I feel truly encapsulates what these two are together. A flash of brightness, and a spark of humor. Two minutes around these two and your laughing and smiling.
Kati and Joe thank you for allowing us to be part of your family for the day. It was truly an honor to document such an amazing wedding story, and we’re so excited for you to see a few of our many favorites!

Wedding couple in dramatic light at the Cleveland Public Library by The Cleveland Photographic Co Wedding couples invitation with wedding rings at Acacia Reservation Lyndhurst, OH by The Cleveland Photographic Co Father of the Bride reads over his speech for daughters wedding at Acacia Reservation Lyndhurst, OH by The Cleveland Photographic Co Dress hang ready for the bride and her friends on the morning of her wedding at Acacia Reservation Lyndhurst, OH by The Cleveland Photographic Co Intricate details and design on brides wedding dress from Radiant Bride at Acacia Reservation Lyndhurst, OH by The Cleveland Photographic Co Pair of shoes and jewelry await the bride on the morning of her wedding day at Acacia Reservation photograph by the Cleveland Photographic CO The Bride leaves her mother a thought note just before walking down the aisle at Acacia Reservation photograph by The Cleveland Photographic CO A Mother helps her daughter into her wedding dress and makes final preparations at Acacia Reservation photograph by The Cleveland Photographic CO A Mother helps her daughter into her wedding dress and makes final preparations at Acacia Reservation photograph by The Cleveland Photographic CO A Mother helps her daughter into her wedding dress and makes final preparations at Acacia Reservation photograph by The Cleveland Photographic CO A Mother helps her daughter into her wedding dress and makes final preparations at Acacia Reservation photograph by The Cleveland Photographic CO Bride takes a moment with her sister and mother just before waling down the aisle on her wedding day at Acacia Reservation Lyndhurst, OH photograph by The Cleveland Photographic CO Students from the Cleveland Institute of Music play as guests arrive for a wedding inside St. Raphael's Church in Bay Village Photograph by The Cleveland Photographic CO A Father patiently awaits the first look of his beautiful daughter on her wedding day at St. Raphael's Church in Bay Village Photograph by The Cleveland Photographic CO A mother adjust her sons boutonniere on his wedding day at St. Raphael's Church Bay Village, OH photograph by The Cleveland Photographic CO Rings by jared patiently await the happy couples I do's at St. Raphael's Church in Bay Village. Photograph by The Cleveland Photographic CO A sign greets wedding guests as the arrive for the wedding ceremony at St. Raphael's Church Bay Village, OH photograph by The Cleveland Photographic CO A Husband and Wife exchange wedding vows and a first kiss at St. Raphael's Church Bay Village photograph by The Cleveland Photographic CO St. Raphael's church decorated for a wedding ceremony during the month of April Bay Village, Oh photograph by The Cleveland Photographic CO A Bag Piper leads out the newly weds before an audience at St. Raphael's Church Bay Village, OH photograph by The Cleveland Photographic CO Bubbles and friends greet the newly weds as they exit St. Raphael's Church Bay Village, OH photograph by The Cleveland Photographic CO Wedding couple in dramatic light on grand staircase at the Cleveland Public Library by The Cleveland Photographic Co Wedding couple at the entrance to the special collection at the Cleveland Public Library by The Cleveland Photographic Co Wedding couple in the special collection at the Cleveland Public Library by The Cleveland Photographic Co Wedding couple behind card catalog at special collection at the Cleveland Public Library by The Cleveland Photographic Co Wedding couple on the main steps of the Cleveland Public Library by The Cleveland Photographic Co Wedding couple walks through and stop by a weepping cherry tree inside the Cleveland Botanical gardens Cleveland, OH photograph by The Cleveland Photographic CO Bridal Party members take a stroll through wade oval near the Cleveland Art Museum Cleveland, OH photograph by The Cleveland Photographic CO Wedding couple poses infront of the Treehouse inside the Cleveland Botanical gardens Cleveland, OH photograph by The Cleveland Photographic CO Wedding couple poses on a bridge inside the Cleveland Botanical gardens Cleveland, OH photograph by The Cleveland Photographic CO Grand Ballroom awaits guests for a wedding at Acacia Reservation Lyndhurst, OH by The Cleveland Photographic Co Wedding party has a cheer on the limo bus en route to at Acacia Reservation Lyndhurst, OH by The Cleveland Photographic Co Flowers adorn the lobby for a wedding reception at Acacia Reservation Lyndhurst, OH by The Cleveland Photographic Co Wedding cake and flowers decorate the main ballroom at Acacia Reservation Lyndhurst, OH by The Cleveland Photographic Co Wedding couple cutting their first piece of cake together at Acacia Reservation Lyndhurst, OH photograph by The Cleveland Photographic CO Wedding cake and invitation decorate the main ballroom at Acacia Reservation Lyndhurst, OH by The Cleveland Photographic Co Cake topper signify the wedding couples new last name sits atop a cake at Acacia Reservation in Lyndhurst, OH photograph by The Cleveland Photographic CO Wedding rings sit inside of the bouquet of flowers at a wedding inside Acacia Reservation Lyndhurst, OH photograph by The Cleveland Photographic CO Wedding couple shares their first dance together at Acacia Reservation Lyndhurst, OH by The Cleveland Photographic Co Wedding couple leaves for the evening at Acacia Reservation Lyndhurst, OH by The Cleveland Photographic Co

 

Wedding Vendors

Wedding Dress- Radiant Bride
Flowers – Secret Garden
Rings – Jared 
Hair & Makeup – Bella Capelli
Brides Maids Dress- Bella Brides Maid

 

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Visual story teller; Photographer & Videographer

Matt is one of our Co-Founders who also is a photographer and videographer. Matt draws his inspiration and love for photos from his childhood and the fascination with photographs ability to help him recall specific childhood events and memories. he loves the idea that weddings are part of a larger story and that we have the opportunity to help write one chapter of individuals story;s through photography and videography. 

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