Every wedding day is uniquely beautiful, but as a wedding photographer, there are just some celebrations that stick out in my memory in a special way. Sometimes it’s because of the breathtaking venue and other times because of the personality-packed celebration the bride and groom planned. But there are some wedding days that I’ll never forget. Because the couple chose vendors that turned a wedding day into a fairytale. And that was certainly the case with Alyssa and Brandon’s St. Rita’s church and Sun Valley wedding day!
So, where to begin! The bride was radiant from the moment she arrived. The way Nina Michelle Salon worked their magic made her downright jaw-dropping. I especially loved the curls in her hair and the amazing eye color of eye shadow. And when Alyssa slipped into her stunning dress with a beautiful overlay skirt it completed the look. Even her dad had the best look on his face when seeing his baby girl all grown up getting married. But moments like this are what make the pre-ceremony time some of my favorites on a wedding day!
And the groom and his groomsmen in their Ticknor’s navy suites looked ever so handsome!
Once Alyssa and Brandon became husband and wife we traveled to Cleveland for some bridal party fun. We even snuck in some dancing by the Cleveland sign since there was a live band for an event by the Rock n Roll Hall! Best way to celebrate their recent nuptials.
As the celebrations continued and we headed to the primary venues, it would be impossible not to notice the amazing floral arrangements created by Sandy’s Notions Flower Shop. The artistry on display was incredible. And the smell!
And speaking of amazing scents, how could I possibly forget to mention the mouthwatering food from the LaVera Party Center. The amazing ever so delicious cake from Corbo’s Bakery in Little Italy. So believe me, they looked – and tasted – downright incredible. But this Sun Valley wedding day wouldn’t have been complete without music that got the couple, their family, and friends out on the dance floor! When Match City through Cleveland Music Group start strumming and drumming, the guests couldn’t resist getting up to dance. The laughter in the air was irresistible, and I couldn’t help by laugh (and dance a little, too!) with them as I clicked away on my camera.
The work of talented vendors can turn a heartfelt celebration into one that’s impossible to forget. That’s definitely what happened on Alyssa and Brandon’s wedding day. I am so impressed that they were able to find so many amazing artists to bring their Sun Valley wedding day vision to life, and I’m beyond grateful I was invited to document it all! Congratulations, Alyssa and Brandon, and I know your marriage will be just as beautiful as the day it began!
Planning a wedding day celebration with any of these amazing vendors? So you better believe I’d love the chance to work with them again! Say hello, so we can get your wedding day on my calendar!
- KRISTIN S.
“The photos that stand out to me most are the ones of my husband and I dancing the polka at our reception with my 93-year-old grandparents. I feel so fortunate to have had both of them in person at our wedding, let alone up dancing on the dance floor with us, even for a brief time. I still cry when I look at them. They will be so special to us in years to come.”
“Heather knew getting photos with my grandparents
was very important to me, and she delivered!“
- OKSANA F.
“However, what won me and my husband over was our first meeting with her. She was the most bubbly, pleasant, friendly, loving human being. We appreciated her warmth and her attention to detail. She was well-established, a wonderful planner, and she truly wanted us to have the greatest memories.”
“I loved her pictures. It was like love at first sight!”
- OLIVIA B.
“She has such a passion for her couples and capturing their true love story! It shows completely when she is snapping away. Her facial expressions and the gasps she makes when she takes a picture that she loves are just the best! We never had someone get as excited as her when taking pictures! And we love it!”
“Heather truly makes you feel like you are her
favorite couple ever to work with!”