Comfort can be an amazing feeling. It gives you peace and makes everything that much easier. Especially on a wedding day, where stress can run high. For Lisa & Dan’s wedding, comfort seemed to abound. Like when Dan’s mother greeted me at her door. She immediately set me at ease and knew the plan.
This story was very much the same for the rest of Lisa & Dan’s wedding at St. Bernadette’s Church in Westlake and Windows on the River in downtown Cleveland. All of their family and friends were relaxed and comfortable, ready for the excitement of the day to begin. By the time I reached Lisa’s family home that morning, all the bridesmaids were dressed and ready to go. Lisa was running a bit late at the salon, but no one was worried, especially me.
At the ceremony itself, the priest set a relaxed tone, encouraging laughter & happiness throughout the ceremony. Then the big moments came. Rings were exchanged, solemn vows given and an emotional kiss exchanged. If there was any stress, it evaporated in that moment.
What followed were breathtaking moments spent with friends and family. From portraits in the city to an amazing wedding reception set right in downtown Cleveland. The toasts were filled with laughter and love. Even a few tears were shed. And if I understand correctly, their amazing party went late into the night.
Speaking of night – Lisa, Dan, and I took a few minutes at the end of the night to capture a few photos set against the Cleveland skyline. I love these “end of night” photos, especially when we can catch the setting sun. Below are just a few highlights from Lisa & Dan’s beautiful wedding. I certainly hope you enjoy. For Lisa & Dan – I can’t thank you enough for having me as a small part of your wedding day. It’s been a thrill!