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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 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

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 zoo…
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Toledo Country Club

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

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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Belle Isle Park in Detroit

What a fun engagement session in Detroit! It took us foreverrrrrr to get Morgan and Jake’s session scheduled due to some crazy unpredictable weather, but after a few months of reschedules, I would say we picked the perfect date and time together! It was chilly out for sure, but there were some beautiful clouds and…
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Shadybrook Acres Wedding

Shadybrook Acres Hitching Post is located in Napoleon, OH. They can accommodate up to 300 guests for their rustic barn wedding venue. Tables and chairs are included in your rental and there is a beautiful outdoor ceremony location. It was an honor to celebrate with Meghan and Josh! I woke up on Saturday with a…
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Oregon Ohio Park Engagement Session

One of my favorite Metroparks in the fall is Pearson Park in Oregon. This small park features some beautiful fields, trees, and some water, and is never too crowded compared to other parks in the Toledo area! It’s my little secret! Jayne and Garrett were so adorable together and super patient with my lame jokes…
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Side Cut Park

Looking to take photos at Side Cut Park in Maumee Ohio? I have the perfect guide to direct you to those must-see spots from this OG Metropark! Did you know Side Cut is the first Metropark ever created? Where is Side Cut Park located? Side Cut Park is located in Maumee, Ohio on River Road,…
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Stone Ridge Wedding Venue

Everything you need to know about this beautiful country club in Bowling Green, Ohio. Stone Ridge is a true gem! Why you should consider Stone Ridge for your wedding: Stunning outdoor wedding ceremony location close to the reception space Only one wedding per day Wall and ceiling decor, Chiavari chairs, and tables are all included….
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Photo locations in Toledo, Ohio [Updated for 2021]

As a wedding photographer with over 350 weddings under my belt, I get to see a lot of different photo locations in the Toledo area. I wanted to make a comprehensive list of the best spots, unique spots, and indoor spots in order to give you the best Toledo photo location guide around! Here are…
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Ohio beach engagement session in the water

I just love Alicia and Corey. Their chemistry together is absolutely adorable and they were willing to just have fun and try out any crazy ideas I had for their session. The two just had a baby a few months prior to the session and have another daughter as well, so I am sure they…
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Wedding Venues in Toledo, Ohio

Toledo is absolutely amazing for weddings and a place I love to call home. As a Toledo wedding photographer with over 10 years of experience, I have some amazing venues featuring REAL WEDDINGS that I am dying to show you! Here are my absolute favorites: Nazareth Hall Toledo Country Club The Armory Toledo Zoo Heban’s Field…
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LGBTQ+ Renaissance Toledo Wedding

Over seven years ago, Kallie was working at Victoria’s Secret when Meredith walked in. The two started up a conversation and realized they both went to the same high school (one year apart) and never knew one another. After that meeting, Meredith slide into Kallie’s DM’s and the rest is history! On September 15, 2018,…
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Industrial Wedding Venues in Toledo, Ohio

Well look no further – I am here to help you choose the perfect spot and give you some of the best options for industrial wedding venues in Downtown Toledo! Here are my favorite warehouse and industrial venues in Downtown Toledo: REGISTRY BISTRO Located on N. Superior Street in downtown Toledo, this restaurant also has…
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Renaissance Toledo Ceremony and Reception

Ashley and Brendan were married in early November on one of the prettiest November weather days I ever remember having for a wedding! The weather was gorgeous, in the ’70s, and they just had the best luck as we photographed their first look, portraits, and wedding party photos outdoors that day. Their ceremony as well…
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