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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.

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This sweet couple owns a farm outside of Ashville, NC and all the food they served was fresh from their farm. We love that you can totally get a feel of who these two are from their wedding. The Lake Eden Events setting and all their cute little details are just perfect!
Photographer:  Whitmeyer Photography//Band:Bright Light Entertainment//Caterer: Saffron Fine Foods//Reception Venue: Lake Eden Events//Cakes: Ruth & Ranshaw//Invitations, Flowers, & Aisle Decorations: DIY
From their Photographer: These two own a farm outside of Asheville, NC. All the food they served at their wedding was fresh from their farm and they brewed their own beer especially for the occasion.

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This wedding basically makes our heads explode with its awesomeness. The groom rode up to a dock in a canoe for their first look. They took photos in a fir forest. An owl, yes an OWL, carried their wedding rings (do you even need to read any further?). The got married in front of a teepee surrounded by colorful ribbons. We could go on with this list but we seriously love every single part of this wedding. See for yourselves!
















































Photographer:  Bonnallie Brodeur – Photographe
Reception Venue:Haut Bois Normand//

From their Photographer: They love nature, animals, fishing, color, they are original, she is his sweetheart, he is her pirate and we love them both! When we got to the family lodge in St-Etienne de Bolton where Violaine was getting ready, we asked her to prepare her accessories (gown, jewellery, perfume and rings) in order for us to take pictures of them. In most cases, we use a bedroom to shoot these kinds of pictures so we expected her to tell us to do this inside one of the lodge bedrooms. Instead, she simply told us, “Why don’t you just take everything back to the fir forest behind the lodge?” WOW! We quickly headed back there with all the accessories, still not believing our luck! Once she was ready, the bride went over to the dock where her pirate showed up in a canoe to meet her. What a treat this was for our cameras and our eyes behind them! We used the fir forest to catch some shots of the couple before the ceremony. We then headed up to Eastman in the Eastern Townships for a ceremony that was supposed to be held at the Haut Bois Normand sugar shack. Upon our arrival, we noticed the beautiful tipi awaiting, the coloured ribbons and the owl. YES! A real owl with yellow eyes and all! It was also awaiting the ceremony since it was in charge of bringing the rings. Our hearts melted even more! These two do nothing like everyone else, do they! That day was filled with surprises. Good ones, of course! But the ceremony reached new heights when Violaine grabbed her ukulele to sing Gaetan her vows! He simply couldn’t resist! It was beautiful. After this emotional ceremony, we went to take pictures of the newlyweds by a barn. The light of dusk was fantastic. We all had a lot of fun: the photographers, the newlyweds, and… the mosquitoes! The reception hall was decorated much to their liking, with animals and flowers everywhere. La Meute, a young, talented, and dynamic team, was in charge of preparing the feast. The serving platters were placed directly on the tables so that everyone could serve themselves. It was a big party! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of this very colourful day. We wish you both a long life filled with happiness!

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Gorgeous setting, beautiful couple, and loving friends and family — sometimes the recipe to a perfect wedding is just that simple. And, of course, a fantastic photographer like Petula Pea Photography to capture it all. We’re loving all the pretty little details in this wedding, most of them made by the bride!






































Photographer:  Petula Pea Photography//Reception Venue: Bernardo Winery//Caterer: Cafe Merlot//Hair Stylist: Jellis faces//DJ:Party People San Diego//

From their Photographer: With an incredible couple and a wedding party as big as Sydney + Matt’s, you have two things… AMAZING friends/family on both sides –and- a lot of help for me at the girls’ getting-ready house {thank you ladies, by the way!}. I arrived at Sydney’s parents house to a ton of gorgeousness to photograph, and a bride as cool as a cucumber. Writing her vows when I walked in, the light behind Sydney was a marvel, and, so their journey of wedding images began. Sooooo many gorgeous details accompanied their day and you would never know that Sydney did most of her designs and creations herself {DIY Wedding!}. Each detail complimented the Bernardo Winery’s rustic and whimsical ambiance . From the burlap accents to the baby’s breath flowers in the bridesmaid’s hair, her wedding was nothing short of a fairytale out of a wedding magazine. Sydney + Matt, your love for each other is so sweet and true. Your families are so kind and soooo sweet! Thank you for the honor to capture your love story and for treating us so kindly as if we were one of your guests. Congratulations again and we hope that your honeymoon in Kauai was magical. Xoxo, Patty