Cleveland wedding – Katie & Jim – July 31, 2015
What a great couple, so much fun to be with as you will see in their photos! Thank you for letting me be a part of your day. Oh and incase you are wondering…. I did not force Katie to hike all the way to the bottom of Chagrin Falls! That was her doing!! But I love love the pics!!!
Here is what Katie had to say about her wedding day and the vendors she used.
The first comment everyone has made when they see pictures from our wedding is “who was the photographer?” We were very happy that day, but we were also happy when we saw the pictures when we got back from our honeymoon. Since my husband and I are not in the traditional wedding demographic, we planned a low-key, family-only wedding. This turned out to be a problem for some vendors because they only wanted to work with large events. One photographer stopped answering emails/phone calls and would not accept a deposit—without telling me why. As the date approached, we were more worried that we would not have photos at all! My mother and I were shopping for a veil at David’s Bridal in Strongsville, Ohio and told our story to the store manager, Mary, who was helping us select something appropriate. We loved the veil and accessories that she selected and appreciated her willingness to work with us despite the fact that we had already purchased a dress. She suggested we contact Cheryl Debono at Michaelangelo’s Photography. I did so immediately and was impressed with her professionalism and desire to accommodate our wedding, despite its smaller proportions. We ordered flowers from Breezewood Gardens and Gifts in Chagrin Falls. Kathy was very helpful with picking out flowers that looked good together and had meaning for us—my husband wanted roses and I wanted daisies because my mother had carried daisies on her wedding day. She even offered to drive over to the church and check out the altar and urns the minister asked us to use so that everything would be right. We ordered our cake from Elmwood bakery in Lakewood, Ohio. Once again, we appreciated that the bakery was willing to make a wedding cake that was beautiful, delicious, and scaled-down (only two layers) for our event. Even the waiters at Don’s Pomeroy House in Strongsville (where we went for dinner after the ceremony) thought the cake was great. When the day arrived, everything came together perfectly. Even the weather cooperated with sunshine and warm temperatures. Cheryl from Michaelangelo’s Photography impressed everyone with her easy-going demeanor and willingness to accommodate the combinations of relatives who wanted to be photographed together. We have been so happy with our pictures after the event because they remind us of what a happy day it was!