I was strapped into my car tightly and absolutely flying down Fairmount Boulevard. The reason for my haste was so that I could beat both Michelle and Adam to their first look location. I wanted to be ready and waiting with time to spare. The boutonnieres from HeatherLily resting in a box next to me also had me nervous. I could picture them melting in the sun, so I kept them blasted with fresh AC. Michelle & Adam’s Cleveland Cultural Gardens wedding had to be perfect!
I finally reached the Cleveland Museum of Art where Michelle and Adam would have their first look. With a chance to catch my breath before they arrive, it finally hit me. This was going to be an amazing wedding filled with emotional moments. Already I had seen the bridesmaids hug Michelle tightly after she donned her gown. Michelle also brought tears to her mother eyes simply by presenting a small gift. The weather was the best we’ve seen in weeks and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. The day could not be more perfect for their Cleveland Cultural Gardens wedding ceremony.
Just a few moments later, Michelle and Adam arrived separately. We got Adam & the groomsmen pinned with their boutonnieres and then moved Adam into position for the first look. With a helping hand, Michelle slowly stepped out of the white limo and made her way into position. “Stay here,” I whispered, “and wait for my sign.” I slowed backed away and then gave Michelle and Adam a wave. They found each other’s hands, turned the corner and saw each other for the first time. I think Michelle nearly cried. The moment was so intense, with emotions thick and vibrant like the colors in a painting. “Oh my God, you’re getting married!” I yelled out at one point.
Just like the first look shared between Michelle and Adam, the rest of the day was happy, beautiful and smooth as silk. The Cleveland Cultural Gardens wedding ceremony was filled with family, friends and sunlight. The Maggiano’s Little Italy wedding reception in Beachwood was beautifully decorated and the family style dinner was so tasty. Below are just a few highlights from the day. For Michelle and Adam – thank you, sincerely, for allowing me to have just a small part in your wedding day.
Wedding planning & design – All Events Planned
Bouquets & boutonnieres – HeatherLily Floral & Event Design
Wedding ceremony – Cleveland Cultural Gardens
Ceremony officiant – Tim Greathouse
Wedding reception – Maggiano’s Little Italy, Beachwood
Cake & cupcakes – Grandma Campbell’s Cupcakes
Wedding dress – White, by Very Wang
Groom & groomsmen suits – Jos. A. Banks