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November Wedding at City View Toledo

Carrie and Tony had such a fun-filled and snowy wedding day on Saturday. It was incredible seeing the families merge together and celebrate with so many tears and such joy. I loved spending the day with these guys and their sendoff after the ceremony was so adorable with big Hallmark movie-like snowflakes filling the air….
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Fall Wedding at Camp Woodbury

Andie and Colin met at a house party at the start of both of their junior years of college in 2016. As Andie said, “We hit it off right away over our shared love of Star Wars and MSU football. Colin was so easy to talk to and it felt like he was an old…
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Fall Wedding at City View Event Center

Megan and Everette had an absolutely amazing wedding at City View Event Center. Their wedding can closest be described as a “Whimsical Garden” with colors including rust, terracotta, ivory, pine, olive, and deep purples. The pair decided to go with gorgeous ground flowers at the ceremony in place of an arch to create a garden…
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Belmont Country Club Wedding

Ashley and Craig met in 2005 during confirmation classes at Grace Lutheran Church. Ashley noticed Craig’s shaggy blond hair and laugh lines when he smiled, and thought, “I really want to know this guy better.” Craig took note of Ashley’s bright smile and warm laugh; he definitely found her attractive. Throughout junior high and high…
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Nazareth Hall Fall Wedding

Emily and Eric had the most wonderful wedding on Friday evening. They had the most perfect fall colors and weather to complement their outdoor ceremony in the Grotto. The couple chose Nazareth Hall because it gave both an outdoorsy vibe that Eric enjoys and a historical setting that Emily loves! Their stunning wedding colors were…
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Chicago Engagement Session

Earlier this year, I traveled to Chicago for Hannah and Kevin’s engagement session. I had such a fun time spending the afternoon with them exploring the place they call home and getting to be in a city I love. We had a beautiful, sunny day and I traveled with the pair from location to location…
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Fall Wedding at Stone Ridge

Beth and Jon had the most perfect day on Friday at Stone Ridge. Beth, a big lover of fall, chose a gorgeous color palette and mentioned to me that one of her favorite days is the first day of fall, which took place the day before their wedding. But how she had a new favorite…
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Registry Bistro Summer Wedding

Niki and Matt had an absolutely stunning day at Registry Bistro on Saturday! They incorporated good beer, plants, chickens, and amazing food into their night and it was absolutely spectacular seeing them enjoying it surrounded by friends and family under bistro lights. These two have a farmhouse with chickens and cats and dogs and all…
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Maumee Bay Summer Wedding

Lisa and Luke had a beautiful two-part wedding: the ceremony occurred in October of 2021 and the reception in August of 2022. Both days were absolutely perfect and it was such an honor to be a part of their unique celebration! I absolutely loved how it all came full circle – Lisa and Luke met…
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TCC Summer Wedding

Catherine and Petr had such a wonderful day last weekend at Toledo Country Club! Catherine’s parents and family had a summer full of weddings – all three children got married this summer and then it all came full circle last Saturday when Catherine and Petr held their ceremony and reception at Toledo Country Club –…
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Toledo Zoo Aquarium Wedding

Lisa and Matt had an absolutely incredible day on Saturday for their Toledo Zoo wedding. Matt is Lisa’s brother-in-law’s best friend and Lisa and Matt first met at their house warming party. Lisa’s sister and her husband found out they both had crushes on each other and convinced the two to start texting. A few…
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Ottawa Hills, Ohio Wedding

Courtney and Jonathan were married Saturday in Ottawa Hills, Ohio in a beautiful backyard. I couldn’t believe these two had perfect weather for their day, especially when 90+ degree days bookended their wedding day. It was incredible to see their family and friends come together, witness their heartfelt vows, and hear their laughs and giggles….
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Nazareth Hall Outdoor Wedding

What an awesome day! Saturday at Nazareth Hall was Kayley and Steve’s wedding day, and it was so much fun! They had ballroom dancing and we had so much fun with the bridesmaids and groomsmen before the wedding being goofy and getting weird for pictures. I loved their wine bottle and floral centerpieces and dog…
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Sidecut Spring Engagement Photos

What a fun day! Back in late April, I got to spend the evening with Lexi and Zack and their puppy and capture some fun engagement photos at Side Cut Park in Maumee! I loved getting to know these two better, spending all kinds of fun with them and their dog, and adventuring through the…
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Jewish Wedding with Sunset Photos

Where do I even begin?! Sunday was an absolutely incredible day with Helen and Kris! Their Jewish wedding was held at a very important synagogue near and dear to their hearts and the location of the place Kris asked Helen to be his wife. The two went on a canoe trip there and Kris proposed…
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Wildwood Wedding at the Manor House

Megan and Tim first met during an internship at a company in Toledo, Betco Corporation, while they were both attending the University of Toledo. Megan actually filmed Tim for one of Betco’s promotional videos! As Megan put it, “as exhilarating as this shared experience was, we lost touch. However, a couple of months later we…
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Weddings – Who Pays for What?

While planning a lavish event such as a wedding, there are many different vendors and venues required in order to have all the special and perfect details. Finding THE dress, photographer, and Pinterest-worthy flowers all come with a price tag. Many couples accept the generous contributions of their parents or caregivers, but what are the…
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Spring Engagement Photos at BGSU

It was a windy weekend in April when Emily and Eric had their engagement photos taken. Let’s be real though – when ISN’T it windy at BGSU?! These two met on campus (at McDonald Hall) and became Falcon Flames. My little BGSU alumni heart flutters just thinking about it! We walked around campus and found…
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Oak Openings Pictures at The Spot

I had such a fun time with Brittany and Alex! I had a giveaway back in March on Instagram partnering with Something New Bridal Box and these two were my winners! They won an engagement session from me and Brittany got an adorable denim jacket and bridal sneakers! Brittany and Alex really loved the look…
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The Stables Winter Engagement Photos

I had such a blast with Mackenzie and Justin for their engagement photos at the Whitehouse Christmas Tree Farm, located across the street from The Stables. This gorgeous tree farm is a you-cut tree farm and provides a beautiful backdrop for that period in Ohio that’s wintery and not very snowy. I LOVE utilizing this…
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Whitehouse Christmas Tree Farm Photos

Alexis and Curtis had an incredible winter engagement session at the Whitehouse Christmas Tree Farm. I LOVE this location; located right next to the Butterfly House and The Stables, it’s a gorgeous location! I love coming here after the Christmas Tree Farm season is over for some wintery photos in an awesome location (you must…
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Who Attends a Bridal Shower

What is a bridal shower? A bridal shower is a party that typically includes the couple’s family and friends to celebrate the upcoming marriage. Who attends a bridal shower? Bridal showers are often hosted by others who are close with the couple or their families, including the bridesmaids, cousins, sisters, aunts, godmothers, and/or the mothers…
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Registry Bistro Wedding

Isabella and Keegan met back in high school and started dating when Isabella was only 16! Since the beginning of their relationship, one of their favorite date spots was Side Cut Metropark. Keegan and Isabella both moved away from Whitehouse for college, but would still make it a point to go back to carve marks…
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