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.
Photography: Sara Foss Photography LLC
Second Photographer: Samantha Macmichael
Wedding Planner: Kimberly Wiggins
Ceremony: St. Rita's Church
Reception: Ariel International Center
Decorator: Blushing Beesly - Melissa Eaton
Caterer/Cake: Jim Alesci's Place
Videographer: Work Shed Weddings
DJ/Photobooth: Big Kev's Party Rentals
Florist: Bouquet Studios - Amy Chupp
Hair/Makeup: Nina Michelle Salon
Transportation/Limo: Platinum Party Bus
Dress: Rashawn Rose Bridal
Hotel: Double Tree Hotel Cleveland