I have many brides ask me why in the world I would take pictures before their ceremony. Well… THIS is why! The few hours before your ceremony give us time to not only document final touches with your hair and makeup, but your beautiful dress and accessories. I am so in love with Katie and Joe’s wedding, and their pre-ceremony portraits are some of my all time favorites!
We started our day off at the newly renovated Avalon in Howland. This hotel has gone above and beyond to make not only an excellent place for your guests to stay, but party in the ballroom until all hours of the night!! The accommodations are tremendous! This venue should definitely be on the top of your list!
So, while Tara was with the guys (literally right next door), I had the opportunity to photograph Katie and her maids! Lets start out by saying how perfect Katie’s dress was! Catan’s in Strongsville has an amazing selection of dresses!
Katie’s sister’s looked stunning in their J. Crew bridesmaid dresses! Instead of opting for one color Katie chose different shades of green, ivory and taupe.
Have you ever seen such beautiful blue eyes!! Joe’s a lucky man!!
Lauren Eddy at Salon Ruberto did Katie’s Hair and makeup. I get to photograph Lauren’s client often… and she never disappoints!
Isn’t she lovely! All the flowers were done by Floral Dynasty located in Howland. You can check them out at www.floraldynasty.com. I loved how romantic and whimsical Katie’s bouquet was!
The ring dish was adorable!!
Katie and her mom are so close… it was really beautiful seeing the love they have for each other!
I hope you enjoyed Katie’s “getting ready,” shots as much as I do!! Stay tuned for a sneak of their Formals!!