Molly & Dave – A Wedding for Valentines

Molly, Dave and I met in the beautiful lobby of the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Cleveland quite some time ago. We talked about their upcoming wedding, how they met, and what they were looking forward to in the future. It was the perfect setting since their wedding was planned for the same place. We also got along famously from the beginning. They’re quite possibly one of the nicest couples I have met, and desperately in love.

I think Dave loves Molly because she sees the good in everything, and because she is a great mother to their dog, Bella. She cares deeply for the well-being of all, loves her family and loves her friends. I think Molly loves Dave because he is a rock. He is quite funny and quirky, yet sincere. They both have an amazing sense of style and go together like Dolce and Gabbana.

Their romantic wedding at the Renaissance matched them both perfectly. It was filled with loving friends and family. The ceremony was sincere and touching. The toasts at the reception were funny and quirky. Everyone was lively and the style was impeccable. Of course Molly and Dave looked dashing together. His polka-dot cummerbund seemed to fit perfectly with Molly’s flower-laced dress.

Held so close to valentine’s day, the wedding seemed styled for the occasion. While unintentional, the detailing on Molly’s dress looked like a series of hearts. The cake was pink and beautiful red roses provided by Arne’s amazing team at  Blooms Cleveland. Below are a few emotional favorites from this wedding of love.

Molly and Dave - a Cleveland Valentines wedding

Above you can just make out the heart-shaped detailing on Molly’s gorgeous dress. It was the perfect fit for the wedding day.

Molly and Dave - a Cleveland Valentines wedding

Molly and Dave - a Cleveland Valentines wedding

Also a favorite were the very red bride’s maid dresses with flowers to match.

Molly and Dave - a Cleveland Valentines wedding

I’ve had the opportunity to work with Lindsay and Sarah before. As usual, they did an amazing job with make-up and hair styling. The girls looked amazing.

Molly and Dave - a Cleveland Valentines wedding

Above, some finishing details and a portrait for Molly. Below, Dave getting dressed in his custom tuxedo. Notice – he’s not wearing a watch. When wearing a tuxedo, a man is not concerned with time, because he is already at the best place possible.

Molly and Dave - a Cleveland Valentines wedding

Molly and Dave - a Cleveland Valentines wedding

Molly and Dave decided to do a first look in the club lounge at the Renaissance. Above, Dave waiting patiently for Molly as he can hear her approach. Below, a loving first look.

Molly and Dave - a Cleveland Valentines wedding

Molly and Dave - a Cleveland Valentines wedding

They are so amazingly sweet together.

Molly and Dave - a Cleveland Valentines wedding

Molly and Dave - a Cleveland Valentines wedding

The ladies looking stunning just before the wedding ceremony.

Molly and Dave - a Cleveland Valentines wedding

Molly and Dave - a Cleveland Valentines wedding

Even though Dave met Molly before the ceremony, he lit up when she entered the room. We have  great series of photos showing Dave shifting from anxious to excited as Molly enters the ceremony.

Molly and Dave - a Cleveland Valentines wedding

Molly and Dave - a Cleveland Valentines wedding

During the ceremony, Molly and Dave took a moment to thank some close friends who were responsible for their introduction. It was a wonderfully personal touch.

Molly and Dave - a Cleveland Valentines wedding

Molly and Dave - a Cleveland Valentines wedding

They didn’t just share one first kiss, but two with a hug in between. You could really tell how they are best friends as well.

Molly and Dave - a Cleveland Valentines wedding

Molly and Dave - a Cleveland Valentines wedding

Molly and Dave’s parents were so proud for both of them. Especially Molly’s father, as you’ll see below.

Molly and Dave - a Cleveland Valentines wedding

As usual, Elissa at the Renaissance Hotel in Cleveland did an amazing job coordinating the ceremony and reception. Molly’s style was executed perfectly and the entire room was  aglow. Below, a wonderfully pink cake for valentine’s day.

Molly and Dave - a Cleveland Valentines wedding

 

Molly and Dave - a Cleveland Valentines wedding

Molly’s father gave a wonderful toast, with handouts. Molly, Dave and guests got to enjoy photos from the past as her father toasted the couple. Below you can see Molly’s mother laughing at a perfect punchline.

Molly and Dave - a Cleveland Valentines wedding

Molly and Dave - a Cleveland Valentines wedding

There might have been tears for the best man’s toast. I’m not saying there was, but just maybe.

Molly and Dave - a Cleveland Valentines wedding

Molly and Dave - a Cleveland Valentines wedding

Above and below are the parents enjoying a dance with their children. This is my favorite time of any wedding. I love my parents and love to see the same for others.

Molly and Dave - a Cleveland Valentines wedding

Molly and Dave - a Cleveland Valentines wedding

Molly and Dave - a Cleveland Valentines wedding

To end the night, we slipped outside into the snow for a quick shot in downtown Cleveland. Molly and Dave were anxious for a picture outside despite the snow, cold and biting wind. We kept them warm inside until the shot was set. Then we rushed out at just the right moment. What a way to end an evening.

Huge, huge thanks go out to our my, Michael and Meghan. Elegantly capturing this wedding would not have been possible without them. We have some more coming soon, so check back again. In the meantime, you can keep up with our current work on Facebook.