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Hilton Garden Inn Summer Wedding

Megan and Bill met their freshman year at Miami University in the dorm where Megan lived. Bill became friends with some guys who lived in my dorm and was frequently there with those guys. Those guys were mutual friends for both Bill and Megan and that is how they started hanging out. The rest is…
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Gideon Owen Wedding

Friday was such a special celebration at Gideon Owen, a Port Clinton Ohio winery! Travis and Kyleigh both grew up in Muncie, Indiana, and went to the same high school. Travis was a grade older than her and she had quite the crush on him! Although the pair never dated, their paths continued to cross…
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Promenade Park Proposal and Engagement Photos

DeVante and Brandi had the perfect proposal at Promenade Park back in April! DeVante reached out to me several weeks before the proposal and told me his plan of having their family and friends around to witness it. He lead Brandi on a blindfolded walk to Promenade Park, carried her down the steps and straight…
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Holland Gardens Wedding Photography

After a week of storms, I was crossing my fingers that Cathy and Kelsey would have the planned first look and portraits at Toledo Botanical Gardens and outdoor ceremony at Holland Gardens that they had envisioned, but Mother Nature had other plans! We changed plans mid-week to move their firstt look to the Toledo Museum…
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Delaware Creek Ravine Engagement Photos

Rachel and Michael had a fun evening engagement session at their home in Toledo followed by photos at the Delaware Creek Ravine. They live close by and are both frequent travelers to the park. We spent the first part of their session at their home at some of their favorite spots and with their gorgeous…
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Wedding Venues in Columbus, Ohio [Updated for 2021]

There are some absolutely stunning wedding venues in Columbus, Ohio! As an Ohio wedding photographer, I want to guide you through my top wedding venues for Columbus, Ohio and highlight all of the amazing qualities they have! Here are my top 3 Columbus, Ohio wedding venues: The Westin Great Southern Columbus Exchange at Bridge Park…
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The Best Wedding Venues in Ohio [Updated for 2021]

As an Ohio wedding photographer based in Toledo, I get to travel the state and visit some of the most beautiful and unique venues in the area. I thought it was about time I share some of my absolute favorites with you! Here are my absolute favorites: Stillwaters Retreat Nazareth Hall Lyman Harbor So Serene…
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Toledo Zoo Malawi Wedding with Giraffes

Beth and Chris met in high school when they had computer lab together. Their groups of friends starting meshing so the pair started hanging outside of school as well. As Beth said, “Life got crazy and we ended up breaking up in college for about 4 years until one of my good friend’s weddings. We…
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Hilton Garden Inn Outdoor Ceremony

After a stressful and chaotic 2020 (and a crazy rainy original wedding date), July 3, 2021 was the wedding round 2 Christine and Justin were looking for! Their August 1, 2020 wedding ceremony was small and took place in a cramped tunnel to avoid the downpours, much different than their original plans of way more…
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How to Make Your Summer Wedding Unique

Unique ceremony suggestions for a summer wedding: I love customized bottles of water or sunglasses for guests to wear. Wedding programs that double as fans. Have guests toss biodegradable confetti, rose petals, or wave ribbon wands as you kiss. Bring the indoors out – have chandeliers, feature walls, and couches for guests to lounge on….
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Stillwaters Retreat

Everything you need to know about planning a wedding at Stillwaters Retreat, one of the most beautiful Findlay area wedding venues! You can see Stillwaters Retreat website here for more info Here are some reasons Stillwaters Retreat is a favorite of mine: Absolutely stunning waterfront ceremony spot with quaint wooden structure. Breathtaking views of the…
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Nazareth Hall Grotto Wedding

This past Friday, Michele and A.J. got married at Nazareth Hall. The pair met at Precision Steel when Michele started working there in April 2019 (A.J was her boss!). The forecast called for rain during the ceremony and late in the evening when we were planning on sunset photos of the couple. I was so…
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Wolcott House Summer Wedding

What happens when your venue decides to not allow you to have a ceremony on their grounds 20 days before the big day due to new ownership? You adapt – just like Morghan and David! Their last-minute ceremony change caused them to scramble for chairs, transportation, and have to alert all guests of the change….
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The Stables Wedding

Jacob and Caroline celebrated their wedding AGAIN with a vow renewal and large-scale celebration at the Stables last weekend! It all started with getting ready at The Stables, a first look with Caroline’s dad, a first look between Jacob and Caroline, and then some photos before the ceremony! One of the biggest things I loved…
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Stranahan Wedding Photography

Emily and Lee met through a mutual friend and immediately the two knew there was something special between them on their first date. On a trip to see Emily’s family in Minnesota, they couple had drinks and then went up into a old tower at Enger Park in Duluth overlooking the water where Lee popped…
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The Armory Arts and Event Center Weddings

Engaged and thinking about a rustic wedding in Toledo?You’ll definitely want to check out The Armory! Why do I love The Armory? The elegant yet rustic reception vibes, eclectic decor, and AMAZING suite for you and your bridesmaids to stay in pre-wedding make this unforgettable. Not too far from Toledo/Maumee/Perrysburg/or Bowling Green. The Armory is…
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Registry Bistro Wedding Guide

Engaged and thinking about a wedding in Downtown Toledo?You’ll definitely want to check out Registry Bistro for an industrial wedding venue in Toledo! Why do I love Registry Bistro? Registry Bistro is a blank slate and I love the industrial look and feel of this venue! You can dress it up with lights and even…
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Toledo Zoo Weddings Info and Guide

When choosing a wedding venue in Toledo, consider bringing out your inner child at the Toledo Zoo! As a Toledo wedding photographer with over 10 years of experience, I’ve put together a list of my favorite things about one of my absolute favorite Toledo wedding venues, the Toledo Zoo. I also included blog posts from past…
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Toledo Country Club Wedding Info Guide

Engaged and looking for the perfect Toledo wedding venue? Toledo Country Club is a venue you will not want to miss! Why I love Toledo Country Club and it’s one of my favorite venues: Toledo Country Club is such a versatile venue with indoor and outdoor locations, all of which are stunning. This venue is…
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Nazareth Hall Wedding Info Guide

Everything you need to know about planning a wedding at Nazareth Hall, one of the most beautiful Toledo wedding venues! Here are some reasons Nazareth Hall is a premier Toledo wedding venue: Multiple ceremony and reception spaces for you to choose from My absolute favorite outdoor ceremony location, The Grotto! A family-owned venue and caring…
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The Stables Wedding Guide

Planning a rustic barn wedding in Northwest, Ohio? The Stables is a venue you won’t want to miss checking out, located in Whitehouse, Ohio. Why The Stables is one of my favorite Toledo wedding venues: I love this neutral gray barn filled inside and out with stunning string lights. The exterior of this barn is…
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Hensville Wedding Guide

Hensville is a beautiful wedding venue located in the heart of downtown Toledo. Explore below to see the different spaces and some photos from the unique Toledo venue. Let’s dive in! Why do I love Hensville weddings? There’s something so charming about a wedding venue right smack dab in the Warehouse District of Toledo. I…
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Toledo Club Wedding Guide

Looking for an elegant and historical venue for your Toledo wedding? Look no further than the Toledo Club! Read more below on why the Toledo Club is one of my absolute favorite places to have a wedding in Ohio! The Toledo Club is centrally located in Downtown Toledo. This elegant and historic club has been…
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Toledo Country Club Wedding with Confetti

Morgan and Stevie met in Ludington, MI. They both grew up spending time during the summer at Epworth Heights in Ludington, MI and were friends (and so were their parents) for many years before the two started dating. Their wedding took place at Toledo Country Club, which perfectly complimented the classic and understated elegance of…
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Wedding Photos at The Armory

Saturday was such a FUN celebration! Morganne and Jimmy met in college at a mutual friend’s birthday party. That night, Jimmy insisted he would take Morganne on a date the next day. She sort of rolled her eyes and moved on. However, the first thing the next morning, Jimmy followed up and the pair went…
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Nazareth Hall Wedding with Sparkler Exit

Saturday’s wedding was absolutely beautiful! Lauren and Jay Dee met online on EHarmony! We matched up literally on the Friday Lauren joined and then that following Monday the pair went on our first date at Granite City. Lauren says it was love at first sight. She said, “We knew we loved each other during a…
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Olander Park Sylvania Wedding

Any wedding where the bride rolls up a few minutes before the ceremony and does a shot with friends is a good day – haha! I LOVED this intimate wedding day and after a lot of uncertainty with dancing and guest counts and everything else a pandemic couple has to deal with on top of…
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Choosing a Wedding Photography Package

Choosing a Wedding Photography Package? Learn What is Included in Wedding Photography Packages: Day of Wedding Photography Coverage Wedding photographers will either fall into all day coverage, hourly coverage, or a set amount of time in a package such as 8 hours. If choosing someone who offers all day coverage, get information, in writing, detailing…
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Toledo Wedding Officiant – Weddings for the Ages

I can’t wait to share my interview with Atonn Smeltzer, owner of Weddings for the Ages, with you! Atonn is an amazing human and loves crafting well-written and professional wedding officiating ceremonies for ALL couples. If you want a traditional ceremony or something totally themed, like a Legend of Zelda wedding, Atonn and the team…
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Toledo Wedding Vendors

There are so many aspects to a wedding day. With so many pieces coming together, it’s important to make sure you choose the best vendors to help bring your vision to life. Below, you’ll find some of my favorite Toledo wedding vendors, all of which are BIPOC and LGBTQ+ friendly. This list is a curated…
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Intimate Cadet West Wedding

Ashley and Andy had a two-part wedding between November and March and it was an honor to see them and celebrate with them twice! Their ceremony took place back in November back when the COVID restrictions got more strict and moved their reception to last Saturday. They were both looking forward to the party so…
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Toledo Florist | Ella Flora

Brigitta Burks is the owner of Ella Flora, a floral business in Toledo established 6 years ago. Brigitta has been in the wedding industry for 8 years and I can’t wait to share what I learned with you below!: Tell us about Ella Flora Ella Flora specializes in romantic, natural floral creations. Weddings and events…
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Toledo DJ | Decorative Sound

Michael Baginski is the owner of Decorative Sound, a DJ business in Toledo. He has been in the wedding industry for 26 years and I can’t wait to share what I learned with you below!: Tell us about Decorative Sound Decorative Sound is Northwest Ohio’s favorite DJ/Emcee company that loves bringing receptions to life! Over…
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Wedding Planner Toledo Ohio – Elite Events

Elite Events is a boutique event planning company creating luxury planning experiences for their clients. Erica Simmons has owned and managed Elite Events for 3 years and the business was established 13 years ago. I cannot wait to share more with my readers about Erica and Elite: Tell us about Elite Events At Elite Events,…
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Toledo Florist | Beautiful Blooms by Jen

Jen Linehan CF, CFD, has owned Beautiful Blooms by Jen, a full-service wedding and event flower shop, for 13 years. I am so happy to share her story with you!: Tell us about Beautiful Blooms by Jen We are full-service wedding and event flower shop that also has a gorgeous shop on Main Street in…
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How to have a unique spring wedding

Color! Spring means color – pastels, pops of color, you name it. Color can be incorporated into so much of your wedding from florals to linens to wedding attire for your wedding party. Seed packets or something eco-friendly for favors – just make sure if you choose seeds, it’s for seeds you can plant soon-ish…
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Toledo DJ | Touch the Sky

I love chatting with Rick Clark, owner of Touch the Sky, a DJ business in Toledo. Rick is so passionate about what he does and such a joy to be around. He has been in the wedding industry for 9 years and I can’t wait to share what I learned with you below!: Tell us…
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The Barn at Walnut Creek Wedding

The Barn at Walnut Creek is an amazing barn venue in Findlay, Ohio. They offer tables and Chiavari chairs, indoor restrooms, air conditioning, a bridal suite, and can hold up to 250 of your wedding guests. Isabel and Kevin’s February wedding had the perfect amount of snow for their winter day at The Barn at…
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Toledo Bartenders | Premier Pour Bartending

I recently chatted with Brennan Stanford, owner of Premier Pour Bartending. Brennan has been in the wedding industry for 14 years, providing mobile bar and bartending services for those venues without a liquor license and staff already on site, as well as backyards, homes, and more! They are also the exclusive bartending service at The…
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