We are super excited to share Kelly & Mitch’s wedding with you today! These two are so fun together. She laughs at his jokes, embraces his
slight obsession with Cleveland sports, and adores his endearing habit of spoiling their dog. He tells her she’s beautiful, cherishes her, and is still smitten with her, even though they’ve been together since college. Their relationship is a lovely match & we’re glad we got to witness these two publicize their forever commitment to one another at The Links at Firestone Farms!
This wedding day was a little bit different than other wedding days because Kelly & Mitch were kind enough to give us their blessing on having Casey Cashell shadow us throughout their wedding day. Casey is a photographer in the Youngstown area & we are so glad to have met her! She’s definitely a giving, caring, and talented woman & we really enjoy chatting with her about photography and life. Plus, she’s taller than I am & she helped me get Kelly’s wedding dress up in that pretty tree in Kelly’s parents’ back yard.She helped me with a lot of things that day! Thank you, Casey!
Kelly is the sweetest! Let me tell you! Mitch is a lucky guy! Kelly made all of her bridesmaids personalized cups as part of their bridesmaid gifts, and she even made me one. I thought that was so sweet & thoughtful of her & I really like my “Danielle” cup.
Kelly’s mom helping her only daughter into her wedding dress:
Sitler’s Florist crafted the bouquets.While Casey & I were with the girls, Josh was with the guys at the Holiday Inn.
Then Mitch got posted up at the barn in The Links for his & Kelly’s first look. Ahhhhhh! SUCH an exciting moment!
Oh my goodness . . . both of them are just giddy to see one another. I love the pure joy on their faces.
Mitch had to take all of Kelly’s beauty in:
It’s just so emotional & touching to share a private moment together on your wedding day without interruption or people watching. (Except us . . . and we’re really cool about it & use our zoom lenses to keep as far away as we can so the magic can unfold unimpeded.)
After Kelly & Mitch’s first look, they were able to have a relaxed and casual time of family portraits, bridal party portraits, and bride & groom portraits before the guests arrived for the ceremony. This worked out extremely well because their ceremony & reception were just a few steps away from each other & they knew that they didn’t want to have to rush in between the wedding ceremony & reception for photos, they didn’t want to make their guests wait hours for them to take photos in between, and they wanted to be able to enjoy the cocktail hour with their guests. It was all so well planned and such a relaxing and great day!
Stunning bride! She got her gorgeous gown from Elizabeth Renea’s Bridal & Formal Wear in Salem.Don’t you just love the happiness conveyed by these cheery colors?!
The cascading bouquet was so pretty.
Don’t mess with these dudes.
Just joking. They’re not that serious.
These guys are pretty excited for the Browns’ football season & seeing how Johnny Football fares in the NFL.
They’re so HAPPY! Just like their engagement photos.
After the family photos, the bridal party photos, and the bride & groom photos, it was time to get married!This was just before the ceremony. Kelly’s mother got to put HER veil that she wore on her wedding day on Kelly & I could just see the pride and love she has for her daughter.
And then Kelly’s dad got to walk his baby girl down the aisle.The ceremony was full of smiles & love.As the guests made their way from the barn to the reception hall for the cocktail hour, we snuck Kelly & Mitch away for just a few more photos.And then they joined their guests for the cocktail hour. How cool are first looks?! They allow you to enjoy cocktail hour with your guests. . . you know . . . the people whom you’ve not seen in awhile, the people you wanted with you on one of the most special days of your life, the people you LOVE. I’d say that’s pretty terrific.
Classic Bakery made their pretty wedding cake.
We LOVED their guest”book”- a wood block carved into the shape of Ohio for guests to sign & write messages on.Once the newlyweds were officially introduced after the cocktail hour, they shared their first dance together as husband and wife.
Kelly’s college friend, Erin, gave a lovely toast about all that she and Kelly went through together during some of their hardest and most stressful years & she also shared how she was overjoyed for Kelly & Mitch because she’d seen their relationship grow & knew they were meant for each other.
Mitch’s older brother shared how much he liked Kelly & how it was a sad day for single guys out there because she’s now off the market. Then he said, “And for all of the single ladies. . . it’s just another day.”He also got sweet, too, and said that even though Mitch is his younger brother, he looks up to and admires him.
They played the “Shoelywed Game” led by their DJ- Bella Sano Entertainment. The guests submitted questions for Kelly & Mitch & they raised a shoe for either Kelly or Mitch for the answer, but they had to sit back to back so they didn’t know how the other was answering. These two were very in sync with their answers, not surprisingly.
Then the party started & everyone had so much fun!Kelly & Mitch, thanks so much for sharing your wedding day with us! We wish you both the very best in your marriage & a long life together filled with happiness & love.
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