Brittany & Andy were married on October 17, 2015 at The Stables in Whitehouse, OH. What a unique setting for a beautiful wedding on a fall day. Brittany is one of those brides that is super fun, classy and is absolutely gorgeous – her personal style merged into their wedding style. The girls wore pink dresses, cowgirl boots with their jean jackets. The guys wore dark jeans, cowboy boots and suspenders with white shirts. Everyone looked awesome! The Stables was adorned with dried hydrangeas, burlap, vintage table linens and personal touches. Let’s talk about that dessert table… Holy Cow, it was gorgeous – Katie Cake’s Bakery did an outstanding job! Andy’s father made the church backdrop out of old barn wood for their ceremony – which was totally unique. These are true Ohio State & Michigan Fans! Brittany & Andy are Michigan fans so they has the state of Michigan as their cake topper, well Brittany’s mom had to get her 2 cents worth on the dessert table, so she make buckeyes with an OHIO sign – lol! Brittany & Andy were surrounded by SO much love from their friends and family. Their wedding party was so fun to work with and were open to some cool night/party shots at the end of the night.
I enjoyed every second of their barn themed wedding!
Here are the amazing vendors they chose:
Salon: Soto Loft Signature Spa – http://www.salonsoto.net/
Flowers & DJ: The Flower Market – http://www.flowermarketdundee.com/
Venue: The Stables – http://www.wheelerfarms.com/the-stables/
Event Designer: DIY Bride, friends & family
Cake & Desserts: Katie Cakes Bakery – http://www.katiecakesbakery.com/
Dress: David’s Bridal – http://www.davidsbridal.com/
Chairs: Merideth Party Rentals – http://www.meredithpartyrentals.com/
Catering: Tony Packo’s – http://www.tonypackoscatering.com/index.php?src=&popup=home
2nd Photographer – Paul Gorman – http://paulgorman.zenfolio.com/
All of Brittany & Andy’s wedding photos can be found here: http://photosbyyvonne.zenfolio.com/stricklandrodziewiczwedding
Brittany & Andy,
I adore you two! I am SO happy everything worked out the way it did; and that I was able to document this precious heirloom for you – it filled my bucket. I look forward to seeing you grow in your life together!
It was a perfect September day for John & Megan’s wedding at Schedel Gardens & Arboretum in Elmore, Ohio. The Japanese Garden was the serene backdrop for their beautiful wedding ceremony. Megan’s uncle walked her down the aisle so her father would be able to give her away to John (aka Chip). Their father/daughter kind of LOVE is SO beautiful, it literally radiates all around them!
After the ceremony, we have fun in the garden taking pictures. There are so many beautiful places within the garden, it was hard to choose a favorite spot! I thoroughly enjoyed taking Chip & Megan’s wedding photos that afternoon, they are such a sweet couple!!!
We headed to Sunrise Park & Banquet Center for their wedding reception. The Sounds of Music provided the entertainment and they enjoyed dancing with friends & family. Megan and her dad had the most beautiful Father Daughter dance I have ever seen! I don’t think there was a dry eye in the building after seeing them dance.
Chip & Megan – I am so honored to document your amazing wedding! You two are going to do amazing things in your life together – your love is intoxicating and your kindness is radiant!
Ceremony site: Schedel Gardens & Arboretum
Reception site & catering: Sunrise Park & Banquet Center
Entertainment: The Sounds of Music
Flowers: The Flower Market
Dress: David’s Bridal
Invitations: Magnet Street
Sean & Lindsay had the perfect day for a wedding! It rained all morning and cleared up just in time for Sean & Lindsay’s wedding ceremony at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns. They already had a legal marriage but felt like “something was missing in their marriage”. They turned to The Catholic Church and for guidance and support and decided to go through the Sacrament of Marriage. What a beautiful ceremony!! They were surrounded by family & friends with loads of Love & support.
After the ceremony we went to Side Cut Metropark for portraits. I LOVE that park , it has so many unique places to use for a backdrop!
I had Sarah in The Studio for her new Head Shot. She is the owner of Krafty Travel and is awesome to work with! Contact her if you are looking to plan the Perfect Honeymoon or for the Milestone Vacation. I’m looking forward to our Orlando Birthday Vacation!!! 419-386-0425
Every now and then, I have the pleasure to photograph an uber cool event. Schedello! Fine Arts and Music Festival at Schedel Gardens is the coolest event I have photographed to date! When I arrived I was greeted with a Classic Corvette, then I came upon glass flowers made out of vintage entertaining ware. Next, I had the pleasure to meet some awesome artists from other states, view their work and later I had to buy some Larry Lee & Back in the Day started off the Music Festival, followed by Urban Jazz Coalition & Annabell Road. The headliner was Martha Reeves & the Vandellas! Wowowowow! She was AMAZING!!!! The Motown Diva performed hits like Heat Wave, Nowehere to Run, and Jimmy Mack. This was the 1st year for the Fine Arts & Music Festival at Schedel Gardens and I seriously hope they continue to put together this awesome festival! The acoustics were amazing, the surroundings were beautiful, and Extra Virgin provided the food – which was awesome!!!
Enjoy the photos! All of the photos are available here to view and purchase: http://photosbyyvonne.zenfolio.com/schedello
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Charles (aka Chas) and Ashley were married at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maumee, OH. It was a perfect day for a June wedding! Ashley & the girls were all done up at Ahava Spa Wellness Center in downtown Toledo that morning. It was the perfect backdrop for Ashley & her bridesmaids!
Chas & Ashley’s wedding ceremony was held at St. Joesph Catholic Church in Maumee, OH. They were surrounded by SO much love and support from their friends and family. The homily was about just that: witnessing the beginning, going through marriage, and needing love and support from their friends and family as they go through life together.
They met in uptown Maumee, and since were were there we hit some special spots for photos. They met at Maumee QuickPrint, so of course we started there. The windows in the store front provided beautiful light for portraits! Chas plays in the band The Eight Fifteens and frequently plays at The Village Idiot, so we went there next I sometimes refer to myself as an “original idiot” because I’m one of the original customers (back in the 90’s). How fun was it to do Ashley & Chas’ wedding portraits there??? It was SO fun! Of course, we had to go to Dales Bar & Grill and take pictures as well! There was another wedding party at Dales doing the same thing we were…. it was too funny!
I headed to the Maumee River Yacht Club inside Walbridge Park where the reception was held. Bartz Viviano outdid themselves!!! Ann Strickland truly amazes me with her bouquets and continues to WOW me every time I walk into a room she worked on! I can’t say enough about her and her work She introduced me to Chas’ mom, Beth, years ago and we became instant friends. I was totally honored she commissioned me for Chas & Ashley’s wedding!! What a beautiful couple, beautiful energy and beautiful love!!!
We had some wedding party fun at Walbridge Park with the bridge as our prop. The guys wanted to recreate Abbey Road album cover, how could I say “no”?
Ashley’s mom, Darrah, gave a speech about Chas & Ashley during the reception and she quoted a paragraph from the The Book Of Qualities. It was perfect! Here’s what she said about Ashley: “Beauty is startling. She wears a gold shawl in the summer and sells seven kinds of honey at the flea market. She is young and old at once, my daughter and my grandmother. In school she excelled in mathematics and poetry. Beauty doesn’t anger easily, but she was annoyed with the journalist who kept asking her about her favorites as if she could have one favorite color or one favorite flower. She does not mind questions though, and she is fond of riddles. Beauty will dance with anyone who is brave enough to ask her.”
All the photos from Chas & Ashley’s wedding can be viewed here: http://photosbyyvonne.zenfolio.com/nowakhillwedding
Ashley & Chas, it was an honor and privilege to capture your wedding! Thank you SO much for trusting me to create this precious heirloom! It was a huge enjoyment to spend your special day with you, your beautiful family and fun friends! xoxo Yvonne
Janette Weinstein of Parent Connect was in The Studio for her head shot. She is an awesome parent coach who helped us BIG TIME with our son. I’m a lot calmer when handling the sass of an adorable 5 year old! Every parent can definitely benefit from having Janette’s coaching services. http://www.parentconnectcoaching.com/
A recent client wanted me to photograph her for a cover of a magazine. I love how this came out!!! Here is the link to the entire magazine: http://soartosuccessmagazine.com/2015/April/index.html