Erica and Justin’s Registry Bistro wedding was one I soon won’t forget! It was a wedding I had been looking forward to for a long time. I have known Erica since high school and her and Justin have been together for twelve years!
The couple got ready for the day at Park Inn in downtown Toledo and had a beautiful ceremony and reception at Registry Bistro. Their wedding was elegant, romantic, and had black and gold as the main accents. There were card games, beautiful candles, chandeliers, and lots of laughs! Erica and her dad shared the cutest first look together on the steps of the Park Inn.
Erica and Justin define fun-loving, carefree, adventurous couples and they are everything we hope for in a couple. They shared in so many laughs and little cute moments together.
The couple had a unique element to the day and a fun challenge for me – they had an unplugged wedding where no flash could be used whatsoever. Erica’s mom suffers from migraines and along with a sign at the ceremony letting people know not to use their cameras, flashes, etc, they also had a reception sign telling couples to put their phone cameras away and just have fun! I used a single light to light the entire thing (I usually use 2 flashes for a reception.
Their place cards for the wedding were very unique since they had 12 years of photographs and memories together. Each place card had a year on it, which corresponded to a table. The years were each of the years they were together, and included a photo from each year! It was cute to walk around and see all of their memories together.
The cakes on Erica and Justin’s day looked amazing and were also mainly Erica’s recipes. Erica MADE the raspberry cake and created the recipes for the other cakes that day. The favors for the guests were actually recipe cards, each with one of the different cakes.
Congratulations to the amazing couple! No one deserved this perfect day more than the two of you. Cheers to many more decades of love and happiness together!
Wedding Coordinators: Bee for the Day
Hair: Shamas Salon
Makeup: Shamas Salon
Flowers: Bartz Viviano
Wedding Officiant: Mike Millenbach
DJ: Decorative Sound
Decor: Mager Designs
Photobooth: Frogtown Photobooth
Ceremony and Reception: Registry Bistro