Sara Foss Photography LLC: Blog https://www.sarafossphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Sara Foss Photography LLC sarafossphotography@gmail.com (Sara Foss Photography LLC) Sun, 04 Dec 2022 03:34:00 GMT Sun, 04 Dec 2022 03:34:00 GMT Rachel & Ian: Ravenwood Castle https://www.sarafossphotography.com/blog/2022/12/rachel-ian-ravenwood-castle October 16, 2022

Rachel & Ian: Ravenwood Castle

It was a gorgeous fall day for this wonderful couple's wedding at the amazing Ravenwood Castle! I met the couple at the venue and we started with a few getting ready pictures. An emotional first look followed in the back of the castle by the hedge maze. This was followed by pictures with the wedding party (which including the brief appearance of a dragon)! Portraits of the couple began at the chess set where they started a game but, unfortunately, there wasn't enough time for them to complete it.

The ceremony took place in front of the castle. It was a beautiful pagan handfasting ceremony and the majority of the guests came dressed in medieval garb for the occasion. Family pictures took place immediately following the ceremony.

The bride changed into a new outfit prior to their grand entrance into the reception. Toasts followed and then a delicious dinner was served. After dinner the couple did the shoe game and cut one of several cakes available. The dancing was held outside on the back patio. Rachel & Ian did a wonderful choreographed dance. This was followed by the father/daughter dance and the mother/son dance which led right into everyone dancing!

Congratulations Ian & Rachel! Thank you for choosing me to photograph your amazing wedding! I wish both of you all the best in your lives together! Here are just a few of the images they will receive.

















Vendors:

Photography: Sara Foss Photography LLC
http://www.sarafossphotography.com
http://www.facebook.com/sarafossphotography
http://www.instagram.com/sarafossphotography

Venue & Caterer: Ravenwood Castle
https://www.ravenwoodcastle.com/

DJ: All Night Events
https://www.allnightevents.com/

Wedding Planner & Officiant: Abigael Collins

Florist: Flowers by Jill Stember
https://www.facebook.com/people/Flowers-By-Jill-Stember/100063580654849/

Hair & Makeup: Maya Rickard

Cakes: Blue Rooster Bakehouse
https://blueroosterbakehouse.com/

Brides Dress: David's Bridal

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Michelle & Michael: The Gish Barn https://www.sarafossphotography.com/blog/2022/11/michelle-michael-the-gish-barn September 24, 2022

Michelle & Michael: The Gish Barn

It was a beautiful early fall day for the wedding of this wonderful couple! Tim met up with the guys at the groom's house for a few getting ready pictures and to capture the group enjoying a few drinks and playing a few games of cornhole while I met up with the girls for their hair & makeup pictures at The Gish Barn. 

Unbeknownst to the Michael, Michelle had planned for a "fake" first look with her brother in a wedding dress! His surprise, confusion, and laughter made for some great pictures and I think it also helped him to relax a bit. After Michelle was ready, she did a first look with her bridesmaids and her father. Then it was finally time for the real first look between Michael & Michelle! After that we took all the group wedding pictures, some of the bride & groom, and some family pictures.  

The ceremony was outdoors in a beautiful section of the property surrounded by trees. The officiant was a good friend of Michelle's and he elicited laughs and tears from those in attendance. After the ceremony, we finished the family pictures and then took a few more of the bride and groom.

They were introduced into the reception shortly after where they went right into their first dance immediately followed by the cake cutting, toasts, and a prayer. A delicious dinner followed. It had been cloudy most of the day, so I wasn't expecting a sunset but lo and behold they had a beautiful one! After a few sunset pictures, it was time for the father daughter & mother son dance. The bouquet and garter toss followed. The rest of the night was spent dancing and having fun!

Congratulations Michelle & Michael! I had so much fun photographing your engagement and amazing wedding! I wish you both a lifetime full of happiness and love! Here are just a few of the images they will receive.


























Vendors:

Photography: Sara Foss Photography LLC
http://www.sarafossphotography.com
http://www.facebook.com/sarafossphotography
http://www.instagram.com/sarafossphotography

Second Photographer: Tim Beiber

Venue: The Gish Barn
http://www.gishbarn.com/

Caterer: Famous Dave's Catering
http://www.famousdaves.com/Catering

Baker: Marissa Lane

Bar Services: Bowman Beverage

DJ/Photobooth: The DJ Crew
http://www.thedjcrew.com/

Florist: Petal Place (table centerpieces) & Bride (rest of the flowers/bouquets) 
http://www.petalplaceflorist.com/index.html

Wedding Planner: Sandy Jackson

Officiant: Anthony Ritosa

Hair: Heather Knight

Makeup: Alyssa Brown

Transportation: CLE Royale (groomsmen bus); Peterman (Shuttle)

Bride's Dress: Formality Resale
http://www.formalityresale.com
 

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Patricia & Michael: Our Lady of Angels & Avon Oaks Country Club https://www.sarafossphotography.com/blog/2022/9/patricia-michael-our-lady-of-angels-avon-oaks-country-club July 23, 2022

Patricia & Michael: Our Lady of Angels & Avon Oaks Country Club

Outside of a few raindrops right after the ceremony (for good luck!) it was a wonderful day for a wedding! The day started with getting ready pictures before driving to the church for the ceremony at the beautiful Our Lady of Angels. The ceremony had tears and smiles... and ended with the newlywed couple being led out of the church by a bagpiper! After a fun bubble exit, we took family pictures in the church.

Wedding party and couples' pictures were taken primarily at the lagoon area behind the Cleveland Art Museum and at Lakewood Park... both had amazing spots for photos! 

After the grand entrance into the reception, Patricia & Michael cut the cake and then went right into their first dance. The toasts by the bride's father, the maid of honor, and the best man followed. Then it was time for some delicious food! After dinner, the father/daughter, mother/son, and anniversary dances took place. The rest of the evening was spent dancing and having fun!

Congratulations Patricia & Michael! I enjoyed meeting this amazing couple and photographing their engagement and wedding images! I wish them both all the best in their lives together. Here are just a few of the images they will be receive.







































Vendors:

Photography: Sara Foss Photography LLC
http://www.sarafossphotography.com
http://www.facebook.com/sarafossphotography
http://www.instagram.com/sarafossphotography

Second Photographer: Phil Sisto

Ceremony: Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church
https://olangels.org/

Reception Venue/Caterer: Avon Oaks Country Club
https://www.avonoakscc.com/

DJ: Flashjam Entertainment
https://www.flashjamdjs.com/

Florist: Countrywide Florist
https://www.countrysideofrichfield.com/

Hair & Makeup: Charles Scott Salon
https://charlesscott.com/

Limo: Platinum Party Bus
https://platinum-partybus.com/

Cake: Rito's Bakery
https://www.ritosbakery.com/

Wedding Dress: La Blanca Bridal
https://lablancabridal.com/

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Kelsey & Lonnie: The Shipyards https://www.sarafossphotography.com/blog/2022/8/kelsey-lonnie-the-shipyards July 16, 2022

Kelsey & Lonnie: The Shipyards

It was a beautiful sunny and hot day for this wonderful couples wedding in Lorain, Ohio! The day started out with a few getting ready pictures with the Kelsey. Then it was time for the first look (I love these)! After their first look, the couple read their personalized vows to each other in front of the wedding party and some family members. It was very emotional! Then we went outside for pictures with the wedding party and the couple.

The ceremony followed. It was fun to see one of their groomsmen tossing goodies to a few guests as he walked down the aisle!  Another fun moment was when Lonnie got into a football-type huddle with all the groomsmen before saying "I do"! All in all, it was a beautiful ceremony! Following the ceremony, they had all the guests go outside for a bubble exit. While the guests went back inside to find their seats and get a drink, we took the family portraits. 

After the grand entrance, the toasts were given by the best man and maid of honor. This was followed by dinner and then all the special dances. Cake cutting, bouquet toss, and garter toss happened later in the night. When all the formalities were done it was time for a lot of dancing and having fun!

Congratulations Kelsey & Lonnie! It was a pleasure to be a part of your special day. I wish you all the best as you continue on your journey in life together! Here are just a few of the many images they will receive.























Vendors:

Photography: Sara Foss Photography LLC
http://www.sarafossphotography.com
http://www.facebook.com/sarafossphotography
http://www.instagram.com/sarafossphotography

Venue: The Shipyards
https://www.theshipyards.com/welcome

DJ: Matt Campi

Officiant: Jordan Capocasa

Caterer: James Walton

Hair & Makeup: Dana Walsh & Jessica Binggeli

Cake: Abbey Healan

Dress: David's Bridal

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Lynette & Jacob: Springlake Party Center https://www.sarafossphotography.com/blog/2022/8/lynette-jacob-springlake-party-center June 24, 2022

Lynette & Jacob: Springlake Party Center

On a beautiful, but pretty hot day this wonderful couple got married in front of a gazebo overlooking a beautiful lake! The day started with the getting ready pictures. Then the couple did a first look in the gazebo followed by pictures of the couple alone and then with their entire wedding party. Then it was time for the ceremony! They had a harpist for the music, so it lent a classical feel to the ceremony. There were a few tears and some laughter throughout it. At the end they looked so happy walking done the aisle as husband & wife!

After the ceremony we took the family pictures. This was followed by the introduction of the wedding party and the couple into the reception. Immediately upon being introduced Lynette & Jacob had their first dance. Next the toasts were given by both the best man and the maid of honor. After a delicious dinner, the couple cut their cake and then danced the father/daughter and mother/son dances. There was an anniversary dance and a special mother/daughter dance where the bride danced with her mom and her 3 daughters (so sweet!). With the formalities of the day done, it was time for everyone to dance and party! I did steal the couple away for a few minutes at sunset though!

Congratulations Lynette & Jacob! It was wonderful to meet both of you and photograph your special day. Thank you for entrusting me to capture all the memories of the day. I wish you happiness and love throughout your future together. Here are just a few images they will be receiving.














Vendors:

Photography: Sara Foss Photography LLC
http://www.sarafossphotography.com
http://www.facebook.com/sarafossphotography
http://www.instagram.com/sarafossphotography

Venue/Caterer: Springlake Party Center
http://springlakepartycenter.com/

DJ: On the Mic
https://www.onthemicdjent.com/services/

Wedding Day Management & Officiant: Perfectly Celebrated
https://www.perfectlycelebrated.com/

Ceremony music - Harpist: Stephen Halushka
https://www.theknot.com/marketplace/stephan-haluska-harp-cleveland-oh-971339

Wedding Cake: Buehlers
https://www.buehlers.com/wedding-planning-buehlers

Dress: Abbott's Bridal
https://abbottsbridal.com/
Casablanca Callie

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Angelica & Nathan: St. Albert the Great Church & Weymouth Country Club https://www.sarafossphotography.com/blog/2022/8/angelica-nathan-st-albert-the-great-church-weymouth-country-club June 18, 2022

Angelica & Nathan: St. Albert the Great Church & Weymouth Country Club

It was wonderful to photograph this amazing couples wedding! They lucked out with a perfect day - sunny and warm. We met up with the bride and groom at their respective parents house for getting ready pictures and to photograph each of them reading their notes and opening their gift (best reaction ever Angelica!) from the other. The bride also did a first look with her bridesmaids and her father. 

Then it was time to head over to the church to prepare for the ceremony! The mass was a traditional full Catholic ceremony. After the mass, we took a few family and bride/groom photos in the church before heading over to the church hall for lunch. The limo picked us all up at 1pm and we drove up to the Cleveland Art Museum and to the Cultural Gardens for their pictures. The last stop was at the Medina Square gazebo for a couple images. 

The couple greeted their guests via a receiving line into the reception during cocktail hour. At 7pm they were announced into the reception and immediately cut their cake. Then they did the mother/son dance, the father/daughter dance and then the first dance. During their first dance, the wedding party and family members came onto the dance floor to wrap the couple together with streamers (an Italian tradition). It was a lot of fun! A prayer and toasts followed. Then it was time for a delicious dinner! After dinner, I took the couple outside for 5mins of sunset pictures on the golf course. Then all the fun started! The Tarantella (a group of folk dances to an upbeat tempo) started off a fun night of dancing with probably the most guests I've seen on a dancefloor at a wedding!

Congratulations Angelica & Nathan! It was my pleasure to photograph your wedding (and your surprise proposal over a year ago). I wish you both have a lifetime full of love and happiness! Here are just a few of the many images they will receive!































Vendors:

Photography: Sara Foss Photography LLC
http://www.sarafossphotography.com
http://www.facebook.com/sarafossphotography
http://www.instagram.com/sarafossphotography

Second Photographer: Samantha Macmichaels

Ceremony: St. Albert the Great Church
https://saint-albert.org/

Officiant: Father Joshua Trefney

Venue: Weymouth Country Club
https://www.weymouthcc.com/

DJ: Music & More, Inc
https://www.musicnmoreinc.com/

Transportation: BVIP Limousine Service, Ltd
https://bviplimousine.com/

Videographer: Plavny Photography
https://www.plavnyphotography.com/

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Kimberly & Marc: The Amish Door https://www.sarafossphotography.com/blog/2022/7/kimberly-marc-the-amish-door June 11, 2022

Kimberly & Marc: The Amish Door

It was a beautiful sunny day for this wonderful couple's wedding celebration! They had a small ceremony in 2021 to become legally married but held off on the big celebration with all their friends and family until this year. The Amish Door was a gorgeous venue for their event. I met up with each of them to get a few getting ready pictures. Then they had a first look in the pretty little courtyard area of the venue. The vow renewal was outdoors and included unity sand and foot washing ceremonies. After the ceremony they took a few family and bride & groom pictures then some wedding party pictures overlooking the valley. 

After the couple's entrance into the reception, a delicious dinner was served. After dinner, the couple spent some time going table to table to greet their guests. Then it was time for toasts, cake cutting, first dance, anniversary dance, and the bouquet toss!

I enjoyed meeting both of you and photographing your wedding celebration! I wish both of you a lifetime full of happiness & love! Here are just a few of the many images they will receive.












Vendors:

Photography: Sara Foss Photography LLC
http://www.sarafossphotography.com
http://www.facebook.com/sarafossphotography
http://www.instragram.com/sarafossphotography

Venue/Caterer/Cake: The Amish Door
https://amishdoor.com/weddings

DJ: The DJ Crew
https://thedjcrew.com/

Florist: Seifert's Flower Mill - Rita Hoagland
https://www.seifertsflowers.com/?Yext=40-3766AA

Hair/Makeup: Tumbleweed Creations - Tara Lyn Dedmon
https://www.tumbleweedcreation.com/

Officiant: Pastor Rick Crocker

Dress: David's Bridal

Suits: Men's Wearhouse

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Brianna & Joe: Orchard Hills Center at Patterson's Fruit Farm https://www.sarafossphotography.com/blog/2022/6/brianna-joe-orchard-hills-center-at-pattersons-fruit-farm June 4, 2022

Brianna & Joe: Orchard Hills Center at Patterson's Fruit Farm

It was a beautiful day for this wonderful couples wedding! We met up with the bride and groom at the venue for some getting ready pictures. I love that the guys made use of the playground for some pictures! Then it was time for their first look... a highly anticipated part of the day. After that, we took pictures with the bride, groom and the wedding party around the venue. That was a lot of fun because they allowed plenty of time for the pictures. After pictures there was time for the couple to freshen up for the ceremony. The ceremony was held outdoors overlooking Orchard Hill Park. 

After the ceremony, we took all the family pictures. Then it was time for the couple to be announced into the reception! After the introduction, they went right into their first dance and then cut their cheesecake! Brianna & Joe thanked their guests and then the best man and matron of honor said their toasts. After a delicious dinner, the father/daughter and mother/son dances took place. Around sunset I took the couple outside for a few more images. With all the formalities done the rest of the evening was spent dancing and talking with their guests!

Congratulations Brianna & Joe! It was my pleasure to get to know both of you during the past year or so! I wish you both lots of love, laughter, and happiness in your lives together. Here are just a few of the images they will receive!
























Vendors:

Photography: Sara Foss Photography LLC
http://www.sarafossphotography.com
http://www.facebook.com/sarafossphotography
http://www.instagram.com/sarafossphotography

Second photographer: Samantha Macmichaels
 
Venue: Orchard Hills Center at Patterson's Fruit Farm
https://pattersonfarm.com/orchard-hills-center/

Caterer: LaVera Express Catering LLC
https://www.la-vera.com/off-premise-catering

DJ: MJ Entertainment - Matt Gadzak

Florist: Bock's Floral Creations - Marianne Bock
http://bocksfloralcreations.com/

Hair & Makeup: Avanti Salon
https://avantisalon.com/

Wedding Dress: Evelyn Bridal

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Jessica & Joe: Running Horse Farm https://www.sarafossphotography.com/blog/2022/6/jessica-joe-running-horse-farm May 15, 2022

Jessica & Joe: Running Horse Farms

On a gorgeous sunny Sunday last month Jessica and Joe were married! Being that this was a second marriage for both of them, it was also a melding of their families. Their ceremony and reception were at the lovely Running Horse Farms in Geneva, Ohio. We arrived prior to the ceremony to capture some of the hair/makeup and getting ready images. The ceremony was in the lower level of the building, the reception on the upper level. The beautiful bride was escorted down the aisle by her son. As the couple walked down the aisle after the ceremony their family and friends threw rose petals on them and they stopped midway for a kiss! Then we took family pictures inside to avoid a bit of the heat and then went outside for the larger group pictures. The groom's father had brought his beloved dog for a couple pictures with his son too! Pictures with the wedding party and just the bride and groom followed.

Right after being announcement into the reception, they cut their cake, Jessica's father said a blessing, and then dinner was served in the form of freshly made pizzas made on site by Cleveland Wood Fired Catering.  After dinner, the best man and maid of honor did their toasts to the newlywed couple. This was followed by dancing: first dance, father/daughter dance, mother/song dance, and finally Jessica & Joe danced an encore dance together (I kind of like this idea!). Then they had a bridal party dance with the remainder of the night being fun, open dancing... and a large word search to keep the guests busy!

Congratulations Jessica & Joe! I enjoyed meeting both of you and photographing your wedding! Here are just a few of the images they will receive! 




































Venders:

Photography: Sara Foss Photography LLC
http://www.sarafossphotography.com
http://www.facebook.com/sarafossphotography
http://www.instagram.com/sarafossphotography

Second Photographer: Sammy Coyle

Venue: Running Horse Farm
https://runninghorsefarmohio.com/

Caterer: Cleveland Wood Fired Catering
https://www.facebook.com/ClevelandWoodFiredCatering/

Officiant: Steven Flavin, Minister

Dress: David's Bridal

Cake/Decorations/florals: Jessica the bride! (She did a great job!)

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Samantha & Jared: St. Rita's Church & Ariel International Center https://www.sarafossphotography.com/blog/2022/6/samantha-jared-st-ritas-church-ariel-international-center May 14, 2022

Samantha & Jared: St. Rita's Church & Ariel International Center

It was a year later than they originally planned, but on a beautiful day last month this wonderful couple got married! We met the couple at the Doubletree Hotel in Cleveland for the getting ready pictures followed by first looks with Samantha's bridesmaids and with her father. Then it was off to St. Rita's Church in Solon for the ceremony! The emotion on Jared face when he turned around and saw Samantha walking down the aisle was heartwarming. Family pictures and a few with the newlywed couple (including the Cinderella picture - perfect for their Disney themed wedding) followed the ceremony. The wedding party and bride & groom pictures were taken at Voinovich Park in Cleveland to take advantage of the Cleveland sign and skyline city views. Even though the couple is currently living in Florida, Samantha loves Cleveland! 

Their reception was at the historic Ariel International Center. After the introduction, the couple went right into their first dance, followed by the cake cutting, blessing, and dinner. After a delicious dinner, they had the toasts, parent dances, bouquet/garter toss, and a lot of dancing! Around sunset, we went on the roof to take a few images before the sun disappeared behind low hanging clouds. The night ended with fiber light sticks being given to the guests to light up the couple's final dance.

Congratulations Samantha & Jared! I had an amazing time working with them and photographing their beautiful wedding! I wish both of them the very best in their lives together! Here are just a few of the many images they will receive.









































Vendors:

Photography: Sara Foss Photography LLC
http://www.sarafossphotography.com
http://www.facebook.com/sarafossphotography
http://www.instagram.com/sarafossphotography

Second Photographer: Samantha Macmichael

Wedding Planner: Kimberly Wiggins

Ceremony: St. Rita's Church
https://www.stritaparish.com/

Reception: Ariel International Center
http://www.arielinternationalcenter.com/aic/homePage.html

Decorator: Blushing Beesly - Melissa Eaton
https://www.blushingbeesly.com/

Caterer/Cake: Jim Alesci's Place
https://alescis.com/

Videographer: Work Shed Weddings
https://www.facebook.com/workshedweddings

DJ/Photobooth: Big Kev's Party Rentals
http://www.bigkevsentertainment.com/

Florist: Bouquet Studios - Amy Chupp
http://www.bigkevsentertainment.com/

Hair/Makeup: Nina Michelle Salon
https://www.ninamichellesalon.com/

Transportation/Limo: Platinum Party Bus
https://platinum-partybus.com/

Dress: Rashawn Rose Bridal
https://www.rashawnrosebridal.com/

Hotel: Double Tree Hotel Cleveland

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Christa & Donny: Wagners of Westlake https://www.sarafossphotography.com/blog/2022/2/christa-donny-wagners-of-westlake January 8, 2022

Christa & Donny: Wagners of Westlake

January 8th was a special day for this couple - it was their 10th anniversary of being together! With this date falling on a Saturday this year it must have seemed to be the perfect wedding date (plus it is easy to remember!). My day started with meeting the bridal party at their hotel to get a few getting ready images. Once everyone arrived at the venue, Christa did a first look with her father and then freshened up a bit for the ceremony.

The ceremony was an emotional one! Donny teared up upon seeing their 2 beautiful daughters walk down the aisle and then was entranced once he saw Christa! He couldn't help but tell her how gorgeous she looked right then as she walked down the aisle with her father. Christa was all smiles as she gazed at him! It is always amazing to see and capture all those emotional moments! After their ceremony, the couple hid around the corner for a few minutes while the guests went into the reception hall. Once only family remained, we took family pictures in the ceremony room.

Due to the cold weather, all the bridal party and couple images were shot inside the venue. The entranceway and hallway were a perfect place to take them! After pictures, the couple was introduced into the reception hall and then went right into their first dance. That was followed by them cutting their cake. A toast was given by Christa's sister after dinner. The father/daughter dance was next. Then Donny danced a song with his aunt and a song with each one of his daughters. Then it was time to party! Later in the evening, Christa did the bouquet toss.

Congratulations Christa & Donny! I enjoyed meeting both of you and photographing your beautiful wedding! I wish you both a lifetime full of happiness and love! Here are just a few of the many images they will receive.





















Vendors:

Photography: Sara Foss Photography LLC
http://www.sarafossphotography.com
http://www.facebook.com/sarafossphotography
http://www.instagram.com/sarafossphotography

Venue: Wagners of Westlake
https://www.wagnersofwestlake.com/

DJ & Photobooth: The DJ Crew
https://thedjcrew.com/

Officiant: Pastor Jim Sollars

Dress: David's Bridal

Cake: Top Tier Cakes
http://www.toptiercakescleveland.com/

Hair: David of David Alyn Salon
https://davidalynsalon.com/

Makeup: Emily (Lipstick_Em)

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St. Bede's The Venerable Church & Historic Route 20 Event Center: Amy & Andy https://www.sarafossphotography.com/blog/2022/1/st-bedes-the-venerable-church-historic-route-20-event-center-amy-andy November 20, 2021

St. Bede's the Venerable Church & Historic Route 20 Event Center: Amy & Andy

I met Amy at the We Said Yes! bridal show in Madison, OH in March and their wedding wound up being my last wedding of 2021! It was partly sunny and chilly out but there was no snow or rain - decent weather for a late November wedding! I started out by meeting the girls to get a few detail shots and images of Amy getting ready. Then we headed over to the church. Amy got into her dress there and had a first look with her dad and her brother. I also got a few pictures of Andy before the ceremony.

It was a full, traditional Catholic ceremony. You could see the love Andy has for Amy in his expression as he saw her walk down the aisle! She was a beautiful bride! Following the Processional, the Opening Prayer, Readings, Gospel, and Homily (Father Tim delivered an engaging speech!) took place. Then it was time for the Rite of Marriage, Exchange of Vows and Rings. The Sign of Peace, Communion, and Recessional followed. Outside the church, the guests cheered as Amy & Andy walked out of the building! We went back into the church after a bit for family pictures. We also took a few wedding party and bride & groom pictures.

After arriving at the reception venue, the bridal party went out back into the field and took a few wedding party pictures and a couple more of the Amy & Andy during the pretty "blue hour" - the time after sunset when the sky is a pretty blue color. I love long veils... so getting a few pictures with that beautiful veil flowing was a must! After Amy & Andy were introduced into the venue, they immediately did their first dance followed by the cake cutting. Toasts and a pray were followed by a delicious meal! Father/daughter & mother/son dances were done after dinner. A group picture of all the guests and the bouquet toss also were done amid the partying and dancing. 

I enjoyed working with Amy & Andy. I wish them all the best as they go through their lives together. Here are just a few of the many images they will receive!






















Vendors:

Photography: Sara Foss Photography LLC
http://www.sarafossphotography.com
http://www.facebook.com/sarafossphotography
http://www.instagram.com/sarafossphotography

Ceremony: St. Bede's the Venerable Catholic Church
https://stbedementor.org/

Reception: Historic Route 20 Event Center
https://www.facebook.com/HistoricRoute20EventCenter

DJ: Sean Walsh - Radiate Live

Caterer: Regovich Catering
https://www.regovichcatering.com/

Hair & Makeup: Megan Pratt

Transportation: A1 Limo
https://a1mrlimo.com/

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The Barn at Walnut Drive: Megan & Bobby https://www.sarafossphotography.com/blog/2021/12/the-barn-at-walnut-drive-megan-bobby November 19, 2021

The Barn at Walnut Drive: Megan & Bobby

The day was partly cloudy and a bit chilly for Megan & Bobby's wedding... all in all not bad for mid-November in Ohio! I arrived a few hours before the ceremony to capture some getting ready moments with the bride, groom, and their bridesmaids/groomsmen. The groom did a first look with his two young daughters (so cute!). Then the bride did one with her father. Finally, the couple had their own emotional first look on the back patio of the venue. This was followed by pictures with the wedding party and bride & groom outside and then a few family pictures inside.

Their beautiful ceremony and was performed inside the venue. After the ceremony we took the rest of the family pictures and a picture of the wedding party in front of the venue. Then it was time for the bridal party announcement, prayer, and a delicious BBQ dinner. After dinner the matron of honor and best man recited their toasts, and the groom's father said a few words to the new couple. As a surprise, the bride's mother and brother sang them a special song! This was followed by the cake cutting, first dance, bridal party, and parent dances. Other special dance that they had included a dance with the groom's daughters and the anniversary dance. The bouquet & garter toss were done a bit later in the evening. Then they spent the rest of the evening parting the night away with their friends & family!

I had an amazing time working with Megan & Bobby and photographing their beautiful wedding! I wish them all the best as they start their journey together. Here are just a few of the images they will receive!




























Vendors:

Photography: Sara Foss Photography LLC
http://www.sarafossphotography.com
http://www.facebook.com/sarafossphotography
http://www.instagram.com/sarafossphotography

Venue: The Barn at Walnut Drive
https://thebarnatwalnutdrive.com/

DJ: DJ Jimi C
https://www.facebook.com/DjJimiC/

Caterer: Word of Mouth BBQ
https://www.facebook.com/wordofmouthbbqllc/

Cake: Sunshine Cupcakes
https://www.sunshinecupcakesetc.com/

Transportation: TL Worldwide
https://www.tlworldwidetrans.com/

Hair & Makeup: Joanie Foster

Florist: Danas Florist

Dress: Danas Bridal

Officiant: Chris Harris

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The Oaks: Allie & Kevin https://www.sarafossphotography.com/blog/2021/12/the-oaks-lakeside-allie-kevin November 6, 2021

The Oaks: Allie & Kevin

It was a beautiful November day, sunny and cool, for this wonderful couples wedding in Chippewa Lake, OH! Allie is a coworker of mine and I remember when she first met and started dating Kevin several years ago. It was so nice to see how happy and in love they are and to photograph their beautiful wedding!

After the getting ready photos, Allie & Kevin did a first look under the gazebo and we took the bride & groom photos followed by the wedding party photos. Their ceremony was outdoors to take full advantage for the gorgeous lake views. Blankets were provided for the guests to use to ward off the chill. There were many smiles and a few laughs during the ceremony!

After being announced into the reception, Allie & Kevin went right into their first dance and then cut their cake. Toasts and dinner followed. While the guests finished dinner, I pulled the couple outside for a few minutes for sunset pictures (it's a must in such a beautiful location with a beach and a lake!). Thankfully, the sunset was beautiful that night! The evening progressed with the parent dances and a large group photo of all the guests on the dancefloor (I love these!). With all the formalities done the dancing and partying began!

Congratulations Allie & Kevin! I wish both of you a lifetime of happiness and love!
Here are just a few of the many images they will receive.


























Vendors:

Photography: Sara Foss Photography LLC
http://www.sarafossphotography.com
http://www.facebook.com/sarafossphotography
http://www.instagram.com/sarafossphotography

Venue & Catering: The Oaks
https://www.theoakslakeside.com/

DJ & Photobooth: The DJ Crew
https://thedjcrew.com/

Hair: Lina Leikam
email: lina@koenabeauty.com

Makeup: Sunny

Florist: Sam's Club
https://www.samsclub.com/c/wedding-flowers/1256?xid=cat1240-flow_subcat_13_3

Wedding Cake: Sam's Club

Bundt Cakes: Nothing Bundt Cakes
https://www.nothingbundtcakes.com/

Officiant: Phil Navratil

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Waters Edge Vineyard: Anna & Grant https://www.sarafossphotography.com/blog/2021/11/waters-edge-vineyard-anna-grant October 17, 2021

Waters Edge Vineyard: Anna & Grant

The gorgeous Water's Edge Vineyard was the perfect place for this amazing couple to get married! Even the weather cooperated - a bit cooler and partly cloudy but some sun appeared later in the afternoon. There were even a few raindrops (for good luck!) during family pictures. Anna & Grant were wonderful to work with and their timeline worked out perfectly resulting in a relaxed and fun day!

I arrived in the morning for getting ready pictures. After Anna was ready she did a first look with her father, grandfather and two brothers; after Grant and his son were ready they did a first look with his daughter. The ceremony followed and it was an emotional one! They wrote their own vows and after they read them to each other many people present were in tears! Not only was this a joining of two people but of a family... so when Anna read her vows they were directed at Grant and his children. Their unity ceremony consisted of the family adding soil/watering an evergreen that they will plant at their house. Immediately after the ceremony we took family pictures, wedding party pictures, and the bride & groom pictures.

After being introduced into the reception, there was a prayer and then it was time to eat! After dinner, the best man gave the toast on behalf of himself and the matron of honor. Cake cutting, first dance, and parent dances followed. Anna surprised her grandfather by dancing a song with him as well! The anniversary dance was next and the dancefloor was packed (the most couples out there I think I've seen!) with her grandparents "winning" having been married over 50 years! They had a glow stick exit and then danced one final dance alone together inside the reception hall. Then we did a few night pictures by the walkway, gazebo, and lighted fountain.

Congratulations Anna & Grant! I enjoyed meeting both of you and photographing your beautiful wedding! I wish you both a lifetime full of happiness & love! Here are a few of the many images you will receive.