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Michelle & RobertWestwood Country Club Wedding

Two minutes after leaving my studio, I arrived at Michelle’s home. Her parents are essentially my neighbors and live just around the corner. As I arrived, their renaissance-inspired brick home looked perfectly manicured. Inside, Michelle was patiently waiting with her mom. They were eager to get started. We chatted for a few minutes as I photographed Michelle’s beautiful sheath dress, shoes, and rings. I made sure to include as much blue-and-white porcelain as possible to match her wedding design. Before long, it was time to get prepared for her Westwood Country Club wedding.

Michelle slipped into her wedding dress with the help of her mother. On went the jewelry and soon it was time for the first look. Family hid away inside while I prepared Michelle. Robert had just arrived and I positioned him in the side garden. He nervously rocked his weight from foot to foot while I went back to signal Michelle.

Nervous anxiety seems to take over on the morning of a wedding. This only clears after the first look, whenever that happens to be. Michelle & Robert chose to share their first look in the garden. Immediately following, you could feel anxiety give way to excitement. Worry give way to love. It also became apparent why Michelle loves Robert so much. He uses a subtle, dry humor to keep her constantly laughing, as you will see below.

With the first look and wedding ceremony at St. Christopher’s Church over, we headed to the country club for some portraits and a beautiful summer reception. Below are just a few highlights from Michelle & Robert’s Westwood Country Club wedding photos. I hope you enjoy.

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Ceremony – St. Christopher’s Church, Rocky River
Reception – Westwood Country Club
Floral design – The Urban Orchid
Wedding dress design – Romona Keveza
Wedding dress boutique – Something White Bridal Boutique
Invitation design – Paper Trails

Cleveland Wedding Photography at Westwood Country Club – Jacklyn & Adam

There stood Jacklyn’s wedding dress, lightly hung over a mannequin. Over the shoulders hung a bolero encrusted in silk flowers. Behind was a wall of bridesmaids dresses draped in front of the windows. Sunshine passing through the dresses perfumed the room with pink. This simple, elegant detail was an early sign for the day to come. Jacklyn and Adam’s wedding at Westwood Country Club would quickly become one of the most beautiful in my recent memory. Cleveland wedding photography can be erratic. There are cold winters, wet springs, breezy and stormy summers. This day, however, would run start to finish without a misplaced step.

Below are a couple of my favorite photographs. I love the contrast in the photo of Jacklyn getting ready with the assistance of her best friend. I also love the swirl and motion to her dress as she adjusts after putting on her shoes.

After the beautiful and emotional wedding ceremony at St. John’s Cathedral, we made a couple stops in downtown, and then headed for Westwood Country Club. We were lucky enough to have evening time on the golf course for portraits. All the while, the setting sun cast a peachy tone across the rolling green. What started in a bit of a rush, cooled into a relaxed pace as I worked with just Jacklyn & Adam. The amount of time we had for portraits turned out to be just perfect. We were able to get really strong images, but also easily make it to cocktail hour.

And the real party began with cocktail hour and carried right into the wedding reception. There was a high-energy toast by the Maid of Honor set to Vanilla Ice (srsly!), an emotional toast from Jacklyn’s dad, and even some end-of-night portraits outside. Definitely check out the highlights below. If you haven’t seen Jacklyn & Adam’s Cleveland engagement photos, I highly recommend checking them out as well.

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Katie & Tim – Wedding at Westwood Country Club

I had only a couple house to go before I arrived at Katie’s parents. I looked out the window a recognized a familiar face. I gave a quick wave to Mrs. Browning as I parked the car in a very familiar neighborhood. Just a few weeks prior, I had been here for another wedding. This instantly familiarity would carry me throughout the day. I was very familiar with Katie and Tim from working with them for over a year. I was familiar with their church, Holy Trinity in Avon, from an earlier wedding. And I was definitely familiar with their wedding reception location. Westwood Country Club in Rocky River is one of my absolute favorites.

What was new and exciting about Katie and Tim’s wedding was much more important than what was familiar. Speaking of exciting, the bridesmaids wore dresses I have never seen before. They looked so sharp in black and white stripes! Each bridesmaid also wore a bracelet – as a gift from Katie – and they were so perfect. The faces were mostly new as well. The entire family and bridal party were a dream to work with.

A big exit followed the ceremony and then we were off to downtown Cleveland for portraits. While we visited some familiar locations, we also hit up some new places as well. We had a chance to visit Jacob’s Field, even though it’s not pictured below. We also had a chance for a great Cleveland skyline photo of the group, which you can see below.

One of my favorite moments from the entire day was Katie & Tim’s first dance. The song was a bit of a surprise, and caused the gathered guests to break out singing. I even whipped around to grab a shot as a spontaneous cheer broke out behind me. Also new was an old Irish song delivered by a family member from the dance floor. A little new was the opportunity for sunset shots along the golf course green. We found just a few minutes to sneak outside before the sun was gone for the night.

I’m certainly thrilled with how the entire day turned out, and I hope you enjoy some of the highlights below.

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