Lisa & Jim Wedding | St. Mary’s Church | The Links at Firestone Farms | Warren, OH Wedding Photography

Lisa & Jim are incredibly well-suited for one another. Lisa lights up when she’s around Jim. And Jim’s eyes glow when  he talks about Lisa. Their wedding day was the first day we received any accumulation of snow this Winter. It was beautiful, as I’m sure their marriage will be. 🙂
Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyLisa hung her gown so I could photograph it; Leo enjoyed the hiding spot.
Warren, OH Wedding Photography
Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyLisa’s cousin loaned her beauty expertise for the occasion.
Warren, OH Wedding Photography
Warren, OH Wedding Photography
Warren, OH Wedding PhotographySister and very soon-to-be sister-in-law were on wedding dress assistance duty:
Warren, OH Wedding Photography
Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyAnd here is the stunningly gorgeous snow I was talking about!
Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyShe and her groom were texting while she was on her way to the ceremony. She just can’t keep that smile from her face. 🙂
Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyJosh hung out with the guys that morning, and they had a lot of great photo ops.
Warren, OH Wedding Photography
Warren, OH Wedding Photography
Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyThe ceremony took place at St. Mary’s Church in Warren, Ohio.
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Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyThe flowers were absolutely gorgeous. Something New Florist did that magic.
Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyWhat a lovely moment between a father and his little girl:
Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyDon’t you love that moment when the groom sees his bride for the first time on their wedding day?
Warren, OH Wedding Photography
Warren, OH Wedding Photography
Warren, OH Wedding Photography
Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyThe glances our cameras caught of them gazing at each other during the ceremony are evidence of true love.
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Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyGauge (the bride’s nephew) was praying extra hard for his aunt and new uncle’s marriage. 🙂
Warren, OH Wedding Photography
Warren, OH Wedding Photography
Warren, OH Wedding Photography
Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyAfter the ceremony, we all stepped outside for a bubble sendoff and lo and behold- SUNSHINE! The snow clouds had parted and the sun was bright and beaming.
Warren, OH Wedding Photography
Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyHave you seen those signs that say, “As two families become one, we ask that you choose a seat, not a side?” This photo reminds me of that because it’s Jim’s family and Lisa’s family together. Looking great!
Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyStunning.
Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyThe snow returned. Here’s the frozen bridal party. We had them outside for about three minutes. 😉
Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyThese two didn’t seem cold at all. They were too happy to be cold.
Warren, OH Wedding Photography
Warren, OH Wedding Photography
Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyWe shot this portion of their creative bride & groom session at the Warren Community Amphitheater.
Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyThese ones were taken at the Dutch Village Inn.  I love how cozy Jim & Lisa are together.
Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyNext up: party time! Their reception was at The Links in Columbiana, Ohio. Like we’ve said before here on the ol’ blog: The Links will not do you wrong for a lovely wedding reception. The food is always great. The staff is friendly. And Debbie (the manager) is on the ball; she’s organized and knowledgable about making your guests feel welcomed.
Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyTheir centerpieces were so pretty. And Jim made each of the table number signs with idiosyncrasies, facts, and fun tidbits about Lisa, Jim, and their relationship.
Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyTheir creative cake was designed by The Cake Boutique.  It fit perfectly with the reception decor and Lisa’s & Jim’s visions for their wedding cake.
Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyI now introduce to you the new Mr. & Mrs.!
Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyTheir first dance was choreographed to Blake Shelton’s “God Gave Me You.” They nailed it.
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Warren, OH Wedding PhotographySee? Nailed it!
Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyThe parent dances were happy.
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Warren, OH Wedding Photography
Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyI loved how Jim’s dad referenced the lyrics to “God Gave Me You” in his speech he gave. Lisa & Jim met online, and all of their friends and family members agree that they’re definitely the pair that was supposed to be together and help each other through the ups and downs.

“On my own I’m only half of what I could be. I can’t do without you.
We are stitched together, and what love has tethered, I pray we never undo.”
Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyLisa’s aunt provided lots of laughs in her words for the bride & groom.
Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyLet there be dancing!
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Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyIt’s kind of sad to slice into a cake that pretty…
Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyBut it’s definitely not sad to eat it. Yum!
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Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyLisa’s grandmother was so incredibly sweet and happy for her granddaughter. They got to dance together, and Lisa told us that her grandma had so much fun that night.
Warren, OH Wedding Photography
Warren, OH Wedding Photography
Warren, OH Wedding Photography
Warren, OH Wedding Photography
Warren, OH Wedding Photography
Warren, OH Wedding Photography
Warren, OH Wedding PhotographyJim’s mother really reveled in this moment. She came over to me and said, “There are my three babies and their spouses. Look how happy they are.”
Warren, OH Wedding Photography
Warren, OH Wedding Photography
Warren, OH Wedding Photography

Lisa & Jim, we had a fantastic day with you on your wedding day! Thanks again for choosing us as your wedding photographers.

www.menningphotographic.com
If you’re interested in more info on our photography, please call us or email us!

330.651.4849
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3 comments
  • DeannaFebruary 21, 2013 - 1:17 pm

    Love it!ReplyCancel

  • DonnaFebruary 21, 2013 - 8:21 pm

    Wow, three months ago, I was there and it was fantastic then. These photos are great!ReplyCancel

  • Dad and Mom TornincasaFebruary 23, 2013 - 10:30 am

    These photos are a wonderful way to remember Lisa and Jim’s first day as husband and wife.
    We know that God will grant them a lifetime of happiness.ReplyCancel