Brittany & Victor’s wedding day was the perfect combination of sweet, fun, emotional, and beautiful. The neutral & soft color palette looked dreamy at both Our Lady of Mount Carmel & The Lake Club. Although we did experience some downpours & a few rumbles of thunder, those all came during times when we were scheduled to be inside. When we got outside for portraits the sun was shining in all its bright glory! Brittany said she thanks her grandparents for that. Brittany and Victor planned a relaxed & wonderful wedding day timeline & we were all so thankful for the time to soak it all in & have fun during portraits. Not to mention, she did all of this while graduating in the top of her law school class & taking the Bar Exam just weeks before her wedding AND she did it with a smile & so much grace. Victor helped, supported, & took a lot of pride in helping DJ Brian Price craft the perfect playlist for their reception at The Lake Club. Brittany & Victor were surrounded by so much love on their wedding day & it was a lot of fun being part of everything; we were welcomed & introduced as friends. It’s always nice when the bride & groom introduce us to their bridal parties by name and when the bridesmaids or groomsmen are asking us something they say “Hey Danielle” or “Hey Josh” instead of “Hey Photographer.” And when Brittany’s mom got to The Makeup Boutique, she said, “You must be Danielle” before she was even introduced to me; I can’t tell you how much that means to me. It’s unnecessary because we can photograph a wedding just the same if someone calls us “Hey Photographer,” but it definitely makes us feel so special when we’re welcomed so warmly. We can’t thank Brittany, Victor, and their families enough for that! They’re wonderful in so many ways & photographing the first day of their marriage was a pleasure & privilege!Brittany_Victor_FBwedding The Lake Club OhioI’ve been at The Makeup Boutique a lot lately & I know why brides love it! Jen & her team do a phenomenal job with makeup & the boutique is cute & photographs so well!wedding The Lake Club OhioThe ladies had their wedding hair done at Panache Salon, which is just a short walk from The Makeup Boutique.wedding The Lake Club OhioJosh was with the guys as they got ready in their hotel room.wedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club OhioThat classic black tux with a bowtie. . . can’t go wrong!wedding The Lake Club OhioAnd the stationery! Oh, the stationery. Addressed in White does a beautiful job with custom stationery & calligraphy! She designed everything from the invitations to the place cards to the table number cards & they all worked so gorgeously with the neutral & classic wedding theme!wedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club OhioNot only is Brittany insanely intelligent & so beautiful, she is one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met. She must have told us thank you at least 37 times on Saturday. She is a gem.wedding The Lake Club OhioHer dad couldn’t be prouder of her; their first look moment brought tears from everyone in the room.wedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club OhioAnd then it was time for more happy tears as Brittany walked down the aisle at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. wedding The Lake Club OhioThey had an unplugged ceremony. It was so refreshing to see everyone present in the moment & taking it all in instead of hiding their beautiful faces behind their cell phones. And Brittany & Victor had the best view of each other as she walked toward him on her dad’s arm because no one was extending into the aisle trying to get a cell phone image. We LOVE unplugged wedding ceremonies for so many reasons!wedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club OhioThere’s something about the praying photos that get me every time.wedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club OhioWe heard the rumbles of thunder and the soothing sound of hard rain as they said their vows & exchanged their rings, but when it was time for them to be introduced, the coast was clear of rain!
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wedding The Lake Club OhioWe had a FABULOUS time with this bridal party. Each & every one of them was kind & showed so much love toward the newlyweds that day. They were all extremely cooperative & a ton of fun. Thank you guys! wedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club OhioThe Mahoning Country Court of Common Pleas made a great backdrop.wedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club OhioI have to give a shoutout to Evaline’s Bridal in Warren. Brittany got her dress at a boutique in Cleveland that has since closed. Not very long before her wedding day, she received a call that the dress shop in Cleveland was going to close & she needed to pick up her dress that day. Without warning & because of the fact that she was studying nonstop for the Bar Exam, that was a stressful moment for sure. Brittany deals with curveballs with poise & she & her mom worked it all out to pick it up. But her dress alterations weren’t done yet. They called & spoke with Evaline’s Bridal &, even though Brittany didn’t purchase her gown there, they were extremely helpful & accommodating to her in her time of need & made what could have been a very stressful situation into a great one that they completely took care of. Brittany says she would highly recommend Evaline’s & encourages all local brides to check them out!wedding The Lake Club OhioStunning, gorgeous, lovely! And look how her groom looks at her!wedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club OhioSweet Arrangements made the fresh & softly colored bouquets & centerpieces & Brittany told me that they were great to work with, as well!wedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club OhioYes, Addressed in White, yes! We can’t recommend Kristin enough! wedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club OhioI loved all of the greenery in the centerpieces.wedding The Lake Club OhioThe Cake Boutique is a favorite among our brides. They made this lovely cake.wedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club OhioBecause of Brittany & Victor’s awesome wedding day timeline, we had more time for bridal party portraits once we arrived at The Lake Club before cocktail hour.wedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club OhioSquad goals for real! I wanna be in this club!wedding The Lake Club OhioThe guys were fun, too!wedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club OhioWe could’ve photographed this bride all day! And Jen’s makeup application stayed put & looked awesome all day long!wedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club OhioSeriously! Adorable.wedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club OhioAnd their furbaby Sampson got cookies with a flower crown & a signature drink in her honor! Of course. She’s their baby, after all.wedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club OhioBrian Price is a fantastic master of ceremonies & does a wonderful job introducing the couple & getting the party started right! wedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club OhioTheir first dance song by Norah Jones was sweet & perfect for them.
wedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club OhioThis father-daughter duo had me in tears. His toast was really tender & caring.wedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club OhioVictor & his mom were also extremely sweet together. He had her cracking up.wedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club OhioAnd Brian kept the party going strong all the way until the sparkler sendoff!wedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club OhioTip for all of you couples out there who want a sparkler sendoff- buy the long burning sparklers! They burn for four minutes, which allows for plenty of time instead of the regular sparklers that burn out in less than a minute. wedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club Ohiowedding The Lake Club OhioThe perfect ending to the perfect day- surrounded by family members & friends! wedding The Lake Club OhioBrittany & Victor, thank you both & your families so much! We are so happy to call you friends & can’t wait to see how life unfolds for you both! We know big things are in store for you two! Thanks again for choosing us to photograph your wedding day & for treating us like family!

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Lindsey & Michael’s wedding day is definitely one that was FUN- yes, in ALL CAPS! These two are a couple who likes to have a great time together & are always up for being silly and laughing with their family members & their friends who are just like family. We met Lindsey when she was a bridesmaid in a wedding we photographed a few years ago & we were SO EXCITED when she contacted us as soon as she & Michael got engaged! She even chose her wedding date based on our availability; I seriously almost cry when brides & grooms do that. It means a lot to us that they believe in the same things we do; beautiful imagery that’ll tell the story of their wedding day- the first day of their marriage- for generations to come! Their wedding day was among the first at Century Farms in Carrollton, Ohio. It’s a newer venue & it’s the most amaaaaaazingly gorgeous barn we’ve photographed a wedding in! You’ll have to check out the photos to get the true feel for it! The furniture is all Amish made & I wish we could have one of these tables in our home! They’re just lovely! The floors are gorgeous; the sliding barn doors are perfect. The staircases add a pretty touch. The upper levels of the barn have a great view of everything happening on the main floor. The owners of the venue are friendly & helpful. There are villas that are perfect for bridal & groom prep the morning of the wedding that are only a 1 minute walk from the barn; it’s such a great setup! It was everything Lindsey & Michael could’ve hoped for & there was no doubt that they had a BLAST on their wedding day. These photographs will show just how much fun they had because there was no hiding it in their smiles all day! And just wait until you see their sweet first look photos. We had so much fun being part of this wedding day & we’re really happy to be sharing some of our favorite images on our blog!
Century Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioLindsey hadn’t seen all of the bridesmaids’ dresses together at the same time before the wedding day since all of her bridesmaids are spread out across the country. She was pleasantly surprised at how great the various shades of blue & green all came together.Century Farms wedding OhioHer gown was from Toula’s Bridal & she looked PERFECT in it!Century Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioMichael’s boots were his favorite part of his ensemble so Josh was sure to take lots of photos of them for him. Century Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioI’ve known Becky since we were kids & I always love when I get to see her do her thing with makeup; she’s a pro & always does a fabulous job! Plus, I always love chatting with her!
Century Farms wedding OhioLindsey’s eyes are AMAZING. They’re just beyond gorgeous! This was the moment she got to see her makeup all finished. She was happy & smiling ALL day! Century Farms wedding OhioAnd this is why we love love love Jenny Wehr- the owner & florist at The Willows by Wehr in Columbiana. She is the best & makes brides’ wedding floral dreams come true. Lindsey was giddy when she first saw her bouquet all finished.Century Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioIt was really special that Lindsey’s mom got to do her hair for her wedding day. Century Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioI told the story of her hairpiece on our Facebook page, but it’s worth repeating because it’s really sentimental & special. Lindsey’s grandmother passed away & Lindsey knew she wanted to do something special to honor her on her wedding day so she had flowers pressed from the funeral to have placed inside of this hairpiece so her grandmother could be with her all throughout her wedding day in spirit.Century Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioUnbelievably gorgeous bride!Century Farms wedding OhioAnd so full of joy & laughter. Love it!Century Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioThen it was time for their first look! I get butterflies every time we shoot a first look. It’s the best time on a wedding day because the bride & groom get a few private moments to just be and soak in that this day has finally come.Century Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioI can’t even handle how cute this is!Century Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioIf you saw their engagement photos, then you know that their dog is basically a model & perfect in every way. Miss Riley, we love you! And Jenny did a fantastic job with her flower collar that you’ll see coming up.Century Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioBeautiful! Those smiles!Century Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioThis day was all about love & happiness. Even when their friends gave their toasts at the reception they gushed about how perfect these two are. . . even though it took them the longest time to admit they were dating at first. haha! Century Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioWow! Just stunning!Century Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms is a rustic glam dream come true for brides who want a pretty barn wedding.Century Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding Ohioha! This group was anything but shy.Century Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioSuch a pretty place to say “I do.” Century Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioGood thing Lindsey got her mom the handkerchief. Century Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioRiley was proud of her co-flower girl for walking down the aisle so she gave her a sloppy kiss.Century Farms wedding OhioIt must’ve been a wet one. haha!Century Farms wedding Ohio“Yeah. . . my mommy & daddy are getting married! Life is good.”Century Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioOkay, perfect family!

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We got to take a few Just Married portraits before the party started.Century Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioLindsey & Michael Wedding - Century Farms - Carrollton, Ohio - Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photographers_0132Century Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioSimply Sweet Cakes made this rustic wedding cake.Century Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioWe loved this display in honor of their dog Gunner.Century Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioYou see what we mean about the gorgeous furniture at Century Farms?!Century Farms wedding OhioAnd Jenny of The Willows by Wehr had everything looking lovely.Century Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioTheir cake topper! Century Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioI love this love.Century Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioSeriously, you guys. These people all know how to let loose & have fun. Century Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioCentury Farms wedding OhioLindsey & Michael, we love you guys! You are such a fun & awesome couple! We had a great time with you & everyone in your wedding at Century Farms! We wish you both & Riley all the best that life has to offer!

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Frankie, Michael & their darling son Carmen are as sweet as they come & we had such a great time with them during their engagement session in Poland & downtown Youngstown! They were looking fabulous & sharp! Even though it was ridiculously hot & humid that day, they rocked their session & their photos are awesome because they are fun & cute as a couple! I loved everything about their looks for their engagement photos! I can’t even imagine how darn good they’re going to look on their wedding day! Their smiles are everything! The little guy was a little under the weather and had just woken up from a short nap, but he is a heartbreaker all day every day even when it was a bit of work to get him to smile. Frankie & Michael, you made one beautiful baby! Good work, Team. hehe.I don’t know how they don’t squeeze him constantly. He is loveable! Fav! These two are (insert all the FIRE emojis!)After our fun at the Poland Library, we headed to downtown Youngstown for a few more photos. This was for Michael, as YSU/downtown are his old stomping grounds. They said they met at the establishment called Pal Joey’s, but they didn’t really talk or start dating until later. We’re so glad their mutual friends introduced them! And we’re so glad Michael surprised Frankie with a proposal with adorable “Marry Me” balloons & that she, of course, said yes. Because they are a truly wonderful couple with the most adorable baby boy! We’re so excited to be photographing their wedding next year!Frankie, oh my goodness! You are so beautiful! They’re the coolest.We know this wedding day is going to be amazing! Can’t wait to share in the fun & capture the beautiful moments!

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We had such a blast during this Poland, Ohio engagement session with Brittany & Steve! They had us laughing the entire time & their photos show their goofiness that they share together. They also show their obsession with sneakers that they have in common, but we’ll get to that later. We met them at the Poland Library for their engagement session.Poland, Ohio engagement photosPoland, Ohio engagement photosHow stinkin’ cute is Brittany?! Love her smile & those glasses!Poland, Ohio engagement photosPoland, Ohio engagement photosPoland, Ohio engagement photosWe asked them what they like to do & they said they just love being together.Poland, Ohio engagement photosThere were plenty of goofy shots like this, which was a lot of fun. It’s best when you can be your weirdest self with the person you love most.Poland, Ohio engagement photosPoland, Ohio engagement photosPoland, Ohio engagement photosPoland, Ohio engagement photosPoland, Ohio engagement photosWe also have a pretty silly story about this session. When we typed the engagement session into our calendar, we started to type “Brittany &” and our computer must have auto-populated the rest of the entry to “Adam” since we had just shot a wedding for a different couple with the names Brittany & Adam. Well, the thing is, his name is not Adam, but it’s Steve. Sooooo throughout this entire engagement session we were calling Steve by the name Adam. Face palm! He kept joking around with us & calling me Janelle instead of Danielle. I didn’t understand until we got home & got an email from Brittany telling us that they had a lot of fun & it was signed Brittany & Steve. Oh. My.Gosh! We will all now joke about this now, but we felt so silly. Thankfully these two are understanding & love to joke around. haha! We are such dorks sometimes. Poland, Ohio engagement photosPoland, Ohio engagement photosPoland, Ohio engagement photosWe won’t even try to guess what he was whispering to her to make her laugh like that.Poland, Ohio engagement photosPoland, Ohio engagement photosSteve (not Adam! lol) were bonding over their matching Koi fish tattoos. Steve’s is on his leg & Josh’s is on his arm. Koi fish are famous for swimming against the current instead of going with the flow. They’re conquerors & thrive in adversity. Poland, Ohio engagement photosPoland, Ohio engagement photosPoland, Ohio engagement photosPoland, Ohio engagement photosThese two! (Insert crying laughing face emoji lol).Poland, Ohio engagement photosPoland, Ohio engagement photosThen came along a group of kids & they purposely walked into the shot. Well, little did they know Steve was going to turn around & playfully startle them. The look on this kid’s face as he ran away was priceless. I was crying laughing literally. Don’t worry, the kids were all laughing, too.Poland, Ohio engagement photosPoland, Ohio engagement photosPoland, Ohio engagement photosPoland, Ohio engagement photosPoland, Ohio engagement photosI hope they frame this one. Poland, Ohio engagement photosPoland, Ohio engagement photosPoland, Ohio engagement photosBrittany is a sneaker enthusiast & she has converted Steve into being one, too. These are all theirs. When you dedicate an entire room to shoes in your house, you may be obsessed. haha! That’s why it was no surprise that Steve proposed to Brittany by tying her engagement ring to the shoelaces of her new Kobe sneakers that he got her for Christmas. At first when she opened them, she didn’t even notice the ring on there & was just excited to get new shoes. But when she saw the ring, she was stunned & so surprised &, of course, said yes! Poland, Ohio engagement photosPoland, Ohio engagement photosPoland, Ohio engagement photosPoland, Ohio engagement photosCinderella moment hehe.Poland, Ohio engagement photosPoland, Ohio engagement photosPoland, Ohio engagement photosPoland, Ohio engagement photosBrittany and Steve (!!!!!!!), we are so glad you chose us to photograph your wedding next year! You’re such a fun couple & we’re looking forward to all of the laughs & great times we’ll all have on your wedding day!

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Alyvia & Josh’s wedding day was too amazingly beautiful for words. We’re thankful we got to be the ones to capture this chapter in their love story & we are so blessed to know them. They’re perfect for each other & we’re so glad God brought them together. A LOT of thought & planning went into making this day a success & we’re happy to share the photographic results of those efforts! The day was emotional from start to finish & we both shed a few tears during various moments of the day that touched our hearts. The love between Alyvia & Josh is easy to see by the way they look at one another- it could melt anyone’s heart!  One of our absolute favorite parts of photographing this wedding was how the families treated us all day; they welcomed us with open arms, always asked if we needed anything, and treated us so well! They’re so kind-hearted and generous! Alyvia & Josh are one of those couples who leave everyone they come into contact with happier & more uplifted than they were before they met them. There is definitely something special about this couple! Their St. Charles ceremony & DeYor Performing Arts Center/Powers Auditorium wedding day was a dream come true to the both of them & they gushed about how happy with everything all day. They were beyond grateful to their parents & everyone who made it possible! It was a Youngstown wedding for the record books! Just wait until you see the love these two share & all of the beautiful details that culminated in the most gorgeous fairytale wedding day we’ve seen!Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumI started the day with Alyvia & her bridesmaids at The Makeup Boutique in Boardman. Jen Melia, the owner, & the other MUAs who work there are extremely talented & so much fun. Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumAlyvia is stunning always, but she was unbelievably gorgeous on her wedding day; she was effervescent!Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumAlyvia’s wedding day gifts from Josh: perfect! They (and the handwritten note from him) made her laugh & cry. It also made Emily from Jet Wedding Videography and me cry when we were photographing/videoing her open them! Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumThis dainty ring was Alyvia’s grandmother’s. It was her Something Old, Borrowed (from her mother), and blue.
Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumJosh (my husband and the other half of our photography duo) was with Josh (the groom) while he & the guys prepared for the day.Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumLooking classy and sharp.Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumAlyvia found her wedding dress in Chicago & Evaline’s Bridal in Warren was able to order it for her. It’s a Hayley Paige gown & it allowed for two different looks throughout the day, as it transformed from a fit to flare with lace sleeves to a strapless corset bodice once the sleeves were removed when it was partytime! Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumThe dress definitely had a WOW factor! Just wait until you see Josh’s reaction to seeing Alyvia walk down the aisle! Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumThe romance was alive & well on this wedding day, as Alyvia had put together an entire journal full of their engagement journey for Josh. He was blown away by her thoughtfulness.
Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumBlooming Crazy had the ceremony venue looking beautiful! Their floral work for the whole wedding day was outstanding.Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumI’ll let the ceremony photos speak for themselves.Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumTheir unity candle was being stubborn & they had to improvise; it made for some cute moments & the crowd cheered when they finally got it lit. Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumThat moment your ring bearer loses his first tooth during the wedding ceremony. ha!Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumThe most joyful couple on the planet on July 22, 2017!Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumThese ladies were so much fun all day! Alyvia has a great squad supporting her.Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumWhat a seriously great lookin’ group!Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumWe loved that Alyvia & Josh’s first furchild, Rooney, walked with Alyvia that day in spirit and Alyvia’s bouquet was wrapped with lace from her mother’s wedding gown.
Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumSo classy, so elegant, so beautiful! We could’ve photographed portraits of these two all day! And we enjoyed some rain the morning of their wedding day for good luck, but once it was time for photos outside, the skies cleared & the sun graced us with its presence.Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers Auditorium#thatveiltho
Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumSeriously! Could they be any cuter?!Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumWe loved their adorable guest sign in that included their sweet puppies! If you missed their engagement photo blog post with their furbabies, Ruby & Stan, you should definitely go check that out. It’s HERE. That post will open in a new window. We’ll still be here when you get back.Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumThe team from The Social Studio did a great job with decorating & planning! Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumThe cocktail hour room looked gorgeous! And the hors d’oeuvres looked phenomenal! Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumDeYor Performing Arts Center is definitely the fanciest event and wedding venue in Youngstown. It was looking extra classy for Alyvia & Josh’s wedding day! Alyvia said it looked like a scene from Beauty & the Beast; they were both so ecstatic with how everything came together.
Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumThe warmth of the gold and sequins along with the classic and neutral creams, varying textures, & pops of greenery made everything look inviting & elegant.  Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumIn the beginning of Josh & Alyvia’s relationship, Josh lived in Chicago while Alyvia lived in Youngstown so they had little personal touches from Chicago included in their wedding like these favors for guests of Garrett’s popcorn. Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumThe Cake Boutique contributed to the WOW factor of this gorgeous wedding day with this grand cake!Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumTheir smiles! I love it!Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumThey belong together & this venue suited their style perfectly. . . I know I already said it, but it was such a fairytale!Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumThen it was time for DJ Brian Price to introduce the bridal party & the new Mr. & Mrs.! They all made their grand entrance down the iconic staircase.Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumAlyvia’s father’s welcome toast was so touching. As a mom to a little girl who sees how our daughter adores her daddy (and a daughter to my own amazing dad), it really got me straight in the feels. I saw so many people wiping away tears even though he claims he’s not a skilled public speaker. It was perfect.Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumAnd now I need to warn you that there are a TON of photos of the dessert ROOM, yes, room. I was kind of extremely obsessed. You know our love for the Youngstown Cookie Table. Well, this wedding went beyond. There was an entire room dedicated to sweets. It was, no exaggeration, what dreams are made of. Move over, Willy Wonka! You have been replaced.Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumThe Social Studio (again) did a fabulous job! They transformed the cocktail hour room into a dessert room so quickly. And it was jaw-dropping!Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumI loved this cozy little nook with white furniture!Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumAn entire table of cannoli. *Sigh.*Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumThere was even a Dunkin’ Donuts station with friendly assistants to make you a drink.Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumThe adorable bulldogs, Ruby & Stan were well-represented.Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumGianna’s toast was super sweet; she & Alyvia have such a special sisterhood bond.Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumGianna said she remembered many nights she sat up & talked for hours with Alyvia, but she remembers one night in particular really well. She said that Alyvia told her she just wanted to meet someone wonderful. The next night she met Josh.Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumI loved how Alyvia’s mom was adoringly looking on while her husband danced with their first daughter.Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumAnd then Alyvia & her dad surprised their whole family by bringing them onto the dance floor to finish out the song together as a family.Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumThey are such an amazing & loving family.Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumJosh & his mom were incredibly sweet together during the mother-son dance.Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumAnd Brian Price killed it, as always. He had the dance floor packed.Youngstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumYoungstown, Ohio black tie wedding DeYor Powers AuditoriumAlyvia & Josh, we can’t thank you enough for choosing us to photograph this happy time in your lives & the beginning of your forever together. We have had such a great time getting to know you & to help tell your love story. We wish you all of the happiness in the world & decades upon decades of time together to grow closer & more in love every day.

If you’re new to our blog, we’re Josh & Danielle Menning, a husband & wife wedding photography team based in the Youngstown, Ohio area. We’d love to chat with you about your engagement & wedding photography! You can see some more of our work, cute photos of our daughter & son, and also some of our two crazy pugs here, too:

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  • July 26, 2017 - 11:00 pm

    Virginia DiNello - Beautiful, beautiful couple, did not know Tessa and Mike had a wedding coming g up. Every picture was so pretty and captured the moments so well. Enjoyed every picture and wish the beautiful couple congratulations. God bless you.ReplyCancel