Stephanie & Shane Wedding | Avion on the Water | Youngstown Wedding Photographer

Stephanie & Shane are one of those couples who make so much sense together. They are two peas in a pod. All of their friends & family agree- once they met they all knew it was only a matter of time before these two would be married. They are both distance runners. They both enjoy scuba diving. They’re both natural-born adventurers & now they get to adventure through life together. Their wedding day was unbelievably beautiful from beginning to end with such authentic & genuine emotion from everyone around them that we couldn’t help but get involved with the tears once or twice behind our lenses. We’re so blessed to get to document such amazing love stories & the first day of marriages that are destined for big things. Steph & Shane, we love you guys! Thanks for choosing us to photograph the beginning of your forever.Avion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingI started off the day with Steph & the bridesmaids at South Range Hair Studio. The stylists there are talented & so much fun. My friend Becky Mercer came on location to do makeup & she always does a fabulous job.Avion on the Water weddingJosh was with Shane & the guys at the Holiday Inn Express in North Lima while they got ready for their day.Avion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingSteph got her gorgeous gown at Catan Fashions. She looked AMAZING.Avion on the Water weddingHer bridesmaids’ reactions to seeing her as a bride for the first time were so sweet. And they all looked lovely in their bridesmaids’ dresses!Avion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingThen it was time for Steph & Shane’s first look. These two love photography & both agreed it was one of the most important aspects of their wedding day so they wanted as much time for photographs as they could possibly get- first look to the rescue!Avion on the Water weddingIt was adorable to see their reactions to each other. They’re the perfect mix of funny and sentimental together.Avion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAhhhhh! Steph was such a stunning bride! Her smile was megawatt all day.Avion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingThey exchanged gifts with one another & they had both spent lots of time making photo books for each other without the other one even knowing it. Two peas in a pod, I tell you. Shane even included a few old love letters & mementos from their relationship. They are so sweet!Avion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAfter their fantastic first look, it was time for their unplugged wedding ceremony at St. Paul’s in Salem.Avion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingSteph’s parents surprised her with a butterfly release after the ceremony. It was so cool!
Avion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingWe headed to Mill Creek Park Fellows Riverside Gardens for some bridal party photos. The weather was absolutely fantastic that day! Those beautiful florals you see are the artwork of Jenny at The Willows by Wehr. We highly recommend Jenny!Avion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingIf they aren’t the cutest, I don’t know who is!Avion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingWe love, love, love when we are given lots of time for portraits on the wedding day!Avion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingYou know I love those teal shoes! Avion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water was looking lovely. Everyone who helped with this wedding did a fabulous job with all of the pretty details.Avion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingJenny at The Willows also worked her magic on the centerpieces.Avion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingBrandon Brooks was their DJ for the evening; he also did the uplighting, which definitely added a gorgeous ambiance to Avion.Avion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingTheir first dance to All About Us by He Is We was romantic.Avion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingOkay, Guys! Isn’t this DELICIOUS looking?! The cupcakes & cake were all ICE CREAM from Coldstone Creamery. I mean. . . can you even imagine the yumminess?! Steph & Shane’s guests were lucky ducks!Avion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingThis reception was a blast & we’re pretty sure no one wanted to leave at the end.Avion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingAvion on the Water weddingSteph & Shane, you two are awesome people & we’re so glad we got to know you both! We pray your marriage gets stronger each day & you two enjoy adventuring for the rest of your lives together!

If you’re new to our blog, we’re Josh & Danielle, married wedding photographers based in the Youngstown, Ohio area. We photograph weddings for couples who value their marriage above all else during their wedding planning & also believe that the photographs are of utmost importance because they’re the only thing (other than the marriage, of course) that’ll last beyond the wedding day. We have a daughter who is a year and a half old & another little baby on the way; we love to laugh & tell lots of beautiful love stories for amazing couples! Stay in touch with us here:

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