Liza and Mike’s rustic chic wedding was so beautiful! The couple’s Toledo barn wedding ceremony and Southern-themed reception both took place at Monclova Community Center.

Liza and Mike had an amazing group of friends and family come together and decorate and celebrate with them. There was so much love and emotion on their wedding day and I was honored to be a part of it.

Liza and Mike both got dressed and ready for the day inside Monclova Community Center. Liza recorded a video of herself singing for Mike before they saw each other for the first time that day. It was a very unique alternative to just a note!

The couple shared a first look together in the courtyard at Monclova Community Center before saying their I do’s. Liza couldn’t contain her excitement! Both the bride and the groom were all smiles.

After the first look, we captured several portraits and sweet poses of just the couple together and alone. We love a good first look! They allow us to capture so many more portraits when there is a shorter timeline, especially when a ceremony and reception take place in the same venue space!

The ceremony took place outside at the Monclova Community Center. We love this tucked away, secluded area with the barn as the focal point! Affordable barn spaces in the Toledo area are hard to come by for a wedding ceremony, and this location has a perfect one! It’s always a treat!

BRIDES – I know a huge argument for NOT wanting a First Look is because your partner won’t cry or react when they see you come down the aisle. Trust me, they will be just as happy and emotional! Mike was a perfect example of that!

The couple shared their first kiss as husband and wife! Adorable! After their wedding, we captured some formal family photos and some more romantic photos when the sun was starting to set.

Liza and Mike’s vision was a Southern-style wedding. Inside the Schaller Banquet Hall was a beautiful display of live music, country blue, string lights, doilies, and lots of charm! It was *so* cute and fit the couple perfectly!

Congratulations to this amazing couple! It truly was a pleasure photographing your day and capturing those priceless memories! I wish you the very best in everything!

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Ceremony: Monclova Community Center, Barn and Outdoor Space
Reception: Monclova Community Center, Schaller Banquet Hall
Catering: Swig
Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal
Decor/Flowers/DJ: DIY from friends and family

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