Halle and Dan wanted their big day to be more of a party than a traditional wedding and The Ariel in Cleveland, Ohio was the perfect venue for them to create the atmosphere they wanted. They filled the industrial space with rustic and romantic decor with the cutest little finishing touches.
Photographer: aster & olive photography//Event Designer: A Charming Fête//Event Venue: Ariel International, Cleveland, OH//Invitation Designer:Blue Envelope Boutique//Makeup Artist: Lindsay London//Floral Designer: Plantscaping by Blooms//Caterer: taste of excellence// DJ:The DJ Crew//
From the Bride: Dan and I had agreed the moment we got engaged that we wanted to throw more of a “party” as opposed to the traditional wedding. I had come across the Ariel International Center when I was searching for caterers and after seeing pictures of the space, I just knew this would be where we were married. The Ariel offered a beautiful backdrop of the Cleveland skyline and the “blank canvas” space allowed us to create the look and feel we wanted which was romantic and rustic. My wedding planners, Lisa and Somer, helped take the vision we had for the space and brought it to life. We had the florist create a backdrop for our ceremony space that centered around this beautiful ornate chandelier that we were married under. Our guests then enjoyed cocktail hour and during that time we had the caricature artist walking around drawing our guests which was a big hit. After cocktail hour we had our guests move upstairs to the reception where they were able to enjoy the gorgeous view of the Cleveland skyline as they enjoyed dinner and dancing.
Tessa and Daniel had their ceremony in an old schoolhouse followed by a reception in the auditorium, which suited their Americana tastes perfectly. We are obsessed with Tessa’s style; the flower crown, leather jacket, and cute shoes paired with her simply beautiful gown. The bridesmaids also rocked a leather jacket paired with a cream dress of their choice. Check out their pretty photos and see for yourselves!
Photographer: Black & Hue Photography//Event Designer: Heather Horwitz Design//Second Shooter: Lara’s Theme//
From their Photographer: Whoa. I really don’t know where to begin with this one. Daniel & Tessa have been great friends of ours for years, and when they first asked us to shoot their wedding, we were thrilled. These two have impeccable taste and we knew it would be gorgeous, but I don’t think we fully understood how gorgeous until we arrived on their wedding day. Tessa is breathtaking and Daniel looked like a million bucks. They choose an old schoolhouse in Fellsmere, Florida for their ceremony, and the auditorium suited their Americana taste perfectly. Throw in a little Springsteen and Elvis to top it off, and you’ve got one of the most fun weddings we’ve ever been to. We’re so excited for these two to share their lives together and couldn’t be more thrilled for them. Here’s a huge thanks for Daniel & Tessa for allowing us to be there for one of the best days of their lives.
We are always giddy with excitement when Gideon Photography’s work graces our screen and this one does not disappoint! This couple took their wedding photos among the backdrop of a dormant volcano and the stone cliffs of Southern Utah and the colors are just spectacular. And how much do you love this bride’s style?
Photographer: Gideon Photography//Floral Designer: Bloomers//Other Location:Snow Canyon State Park//
From their Photographer: Set against the backdrop of dormant volcano and massive sand stone cliffs of Southern Utah, Kashae and Aaron’s bridal photos were beautiful. The stunning bouquet by Bloomers was a mix of succulents and floral. I loved Kashaes sweet flowing dress and Aarons blue wool suit.
Sure, this St. Lucia setting is breathtaking, with the ceremony overlooking the ocean, but how can you look at anything besides this bride’s gorgeous backless Katie May gown? We’ve been obsessed with Katie May since forever and this gown is no exception. Doesn’t she look stunning? Oh, and the rest of the wedding is pretty great too.
Photographer: Ben Elsass Photography//Shoes:Badgley Mischka//Dress Store: Bridal Elegance Salon//Dress Designer:Katie May//Event Venue:Windjammer Landings//Ceremony Location: Windjammer Resort//Caterer: Windjammer Resort//Event Planner: Windjammer Resort//
From their Photographer: I was so excited for the arrival of Nicole and Leif’s wedding day. Besides traveling to beautiful St. Lucia, it meant I got to work with this gorgeous and amazing couple again! If there is a more beautiful location for a wedding than St. Lucia’s Windjammer Landing, I’ve not yet seen it. Saying your vows on a hillside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by your closest family and friends and then partying all night on the beach…that’s hard to beat. I’ve been lucky enough to shoot weddings in the Caribbean before, but no two weddings are alike and as a wedding photographer, every time I shoot a wedding, I’m bound to see something new! With Nicole and Leif’s wedding, a few things to check out in this post that I can’t get enough of are: Nicole’s gorgeous dress by ‘Katie May’, the view from the ceremony location, “City of the Sun” Band which is the amazing band from New York City that played both at the ceremony and the reception (You MUST give these guys a listen), Windjammer’s beautiful beachside reception location and of course sunsets – lots and lots of sunsets. Enjoy some of their wedding weekend!