Catherine & Mark // Wedding

Cleveland, Ohio

When you share your deepest values with the love of your life, you know there's a solid foundation.

Catherine and Mark searched through hell & high water to find each other.  Their faith in God remained firm throughout their search to find a life partner, and He blessed their steadfastness with an amazing match.  With the Pacific Ocean between them, the classic American beauty and servant leader from Australia embarked on a relationship based on serving the Lord and doing His will for their lives.

Their ceremony was one of the most unique that we've seen to date, as their orthodox faith showed us some new things.  Some of the mass was for all attendees, while most of it was exclusively for those at the altar.  

Lakeside Wedding by Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography
Lakeside Wedding by Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography
Lakeside Wedding by Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography
Lakeside Wedding by Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography
Lakeside Wedding by Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography
Lakeside Wedding by Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography
Lakeside Wedding by Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography
Lakeside Wedding by Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography

Mark and Catherine entered the marriage covenant seriously, but with no shortage of love and excitement at the prospect of being together for the rest of their lives.

Their families also brought much joy.  Much of Mark's family came over from Australia and various corners of the world, and Catherine's family was so thrilled to share in the celebration.  During the best man's speech, Mark's brother Paul involved as many brothers as possible for a humorous well-wishing (including a song written for Catherine and Mark on the Didgeridoo).  

Lakeside Wedding by Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography
Lakeside Wedding by Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography
Lakeside Wedding by Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography
Lakeside Wedding by Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography
Lakeside Wedding by Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography
Lakeside Wedding by Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography
Lakeside Wedding by Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography

The evening ended with a leisurely stroll along the beach.  While it was chilly as any Midwesterner could expect, it was a beautiful scene filled with the promise of Catherine and Mark's lives now being one.

Lakeside Wedding by Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography
Lakeside Wedding by Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography
Lakeside Wedding by Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography
Lakeside Wedding by Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography
Lakeside Wedding by Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography
 
Lakeside Wedding by Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography
 
Lakeside Wedding by Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography

Wedding Photography: Matt Erickson Photography | Venue: Pier W | Bridesmaid's Dresses: Azazie | Floral Provider: Global Rose | Cake Artist: Wild Flour Bakery | Film Processing: Photovision Prints