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I was looking forward to Ryan and Mary’s wedding day. Especially since they were having their wedding ceremony at the beautiful St. Colman Church in Cleveland.
Mary started her day with her bridesmaids and family in her home. This is always a great choice since you are always much more comfortable in your own home. All that you need to do on your wedding day is get up and get pampered. The hotel that you are staying in the night of your wedding is also a good choice. Stay the night before and the get up and prepare for the wedding day. It makes for better pictures as well 🙂 .
Ryan prepped for the day at his parents house. This adds an important layer of intimacy to the grooms day. It’s the house the he grew up in which makes his wedding day pictures more meaningful. We did some groom portraits after he was dressed and then it was back to Mary so she could finish up getting ready. Since I am with you all day, I always leave my second photographer and assistant with the bride while I’m with the groom so that there is no gap in the wedding day coverage. There is still activity going on with the bride and my assistant will be there to catch it while I’m with the groom.
Once Mary was dressed and ready, and after some wedding day portraits in her home, we were off to the wedding ceremony at St. Colman. SUCH a beautiful church, I couldn’t wait to get started there. We had sufficient time after there wedding ceremony to do plenty of family and creative wedding pictures. Although I feel strongly that a wedding day is, primarily, about moments, the creative wedding portraits are always fun. Especially in a beautiful church like St. Colman.
Here are a few favorite pictures of the first half of Ryan and Mary’s day, including their ceremony at St. Colman Cleveland. I will post pictures from their wedding reception at Greystone Hall Akron, tomorrow.
Update: Here is a link to their wedding reception at Greystone Hall Akron.