“Okay everyone, a toast.”
Ryan’s groomsmen circled around the table of the hotel room at the Renaissance Hotel Cleveland as he talked about each person and how their friendship had affected his life for the better. The clinking of glasses that followed was pretty indicative of the party that was set to come later that evening.
When we arrived at Amanda’s getting ready space, it was bustling with the usual sights and smells—hot styling tools, hairspray, perfume, and food scattered here and there. Even though it can be chaotic, there’s a sense of calm we feel in experiencing this part of the day with our brides. We step in and offer to help in any way that we can, but usually the thing our brides find most helpful is when we remind them that they will see their groom so soon.
It was exactly the same for Amanda. She was bursting with nervous excitement and we knew that watching these two see each other for the first time was going to be incredible – we weren’t disappointed. 🙂
Arriving at the Tudor Arms Hotel further established just how much thought and love had been poured into this day. The space felt intimate, even with over 100 guests, and the natural light pouring over Amanda & Ryan gave the ceremony even more of a divine feel.
As the afternoon flew by, the evening ushered in hours of pure celebration. The details had been meticulously planned by Lindsey Keryna with Heart to Home Events, from the lush florals of the center pieces to the cigars at the end of the night. Windows on the River served as the perfect venue for the finale of this romantic Cleveland wedding, as it too offered beautiful natural light late till late in the evening.
Once the sun had faded and the dancing had reached a fever pitch, we headed outside to give Amanda and Ryan a goodbye as brilliant as the day they’d had. We loved celebrating with this amazing power couple and are still blown away by the beauty we were able to capture and the love they have for one another.
Wedding Photography: Matt Erickson Photography | Wedding Planner: Heart 2 Home Events | Venue: Tudor Arms Hotel | Bridal Boutique: The Dress Medina | Bridesmaid’s Dresses: The Dessy Group | Menswear: The Black Tux | Floral Design: Avalon Gardens | Entertainment: Rock the House Entertainment | Bridal Makeup: My Fair Makeup Artistry | Hair Artist: Bridal Hair by K | Dessert: Wild Flour Bakery | Chair Rental: WeddingChairs.net | Transportation: A1 Mr Limo | Officiant: Marry Me Cleveland | Accommodations: Renaissance Hotel Cleveland | Film Processing: Photovision Prints