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Shawshank Woodshop Wedding | Upper Sandusky, Ohio

Small hometown weddings are some of my favorites. I love when couples pick a location that has meaning for them for their big day! When I met with Joey and Jennifer, they spoke excitedly about their wedding plans in Upper Sandusky. Being a photographer from Cleveland, I didn’t know much about Jennifer’s hometown. Upper Sandusky is small town with a lot of character. It was one of several film locations for the movie, The Shawshank Redemption. When they revealed that the Shawshank Woodshop was the location for the reception, I knew this wedding would be a blast!

Getting married at  Jennifer’s childhood church, we started the day at Trinity United Church of Christ. Jennifer and Joey both choose to get ready there with family and close friends. The church was intimate and the perfect size for the ceremony.

The brooch with her grandmother’s initials was added to the bridal bouquet as the something “old” and something “borrowed”.

Detail of the wedding rings placed on the embroidered handkerchief. Jennifer carried it with her bouquet.

Mother of the bride was so happy to help Jennifer get ready.

Father of the bride was so excited to see his daughter in her dress for the first time.

Beautiful view of the back of the bride’s dress from the choir loft.

Old Stained glass on the interior of the choir loft of the church was perfect for a wedding portrait.

A pocket of nice light in the stairwell from the choir loft created spot for a candid portrait.

Located next to the Sandusky River, Indian Mill Museum was a gorgeous backdrop for portraits after the ceremony.

Shawshank Woodshop and Museum was perfect for an intimate wedding reception.

Designed by Jennifer, the botanical details on the seating cards greeted the guests.

Bride and groom hung out with a few wedding crashers.

Yummy naked wedding cake with fresh berries.

With the glow from the reception inside, Jennifer and Joey enjoyed a moment alone and the last photo of the night.


Cleveland Ritz Carlton Wedding | Moran + Eric

Cleveland in December. You never know what weather you are going to get on a wedding day. Photographing in downtown Cleveland in the winter can be dreary, but Moran and Eric wedding day was bright and cheerful. Eric and Moran met overseas and planned to have wedding celebrations for both families. Because they were having a wedding ceremony in March in Moran’s native Israel, they choose to have an intimate wedding with family and close friends here in Cleveland.

The bride and groom got ready for their day at the Ritz Carlton downtown. The Ritz was the perfect venue for their intimate ceremony and reception. The hotel has gone through amazing renovations, including the lobby. It was great spot for their quick first look. With the sun on our side, we ventured outside of the Ritz for portraits on Public Square. Even after the leaves and flowers are gone, Public Square is an inviting space to take photographs.

Moran and Eric had a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony. Ceremony began surrounded by family the signing of a Ketubah, their marriage agreement.  Friends held up their lovely Chuppah, a canopy beneath which Moran and Eric said their vows. 

After the ceremony, a private dinner reception held for their wedding guests.  To kick off the evening, family and friends enjoyed a few cocktails before Eric and Moran’s parents and siblings shared hear-felt words for the bride and groom. Documenting their wedding story was truly a pleasure.

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A wedding portrait on Cleveland Public Square.

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Bride’s bouquet with delicate pink orchids and white roses.

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Moms are placing the veil on the Bride before the ceremony.

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Both moms shared a few tears while the bride finished getting ready.

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A detail of the groom’s silver cuff links.

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Groom and his brother the best man getting ready for the wedding day in downtown Cleveland.

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The groom’s classic navy suit complimented pink and white florals in bride’s bouquet.

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Elizabeth Glorioso | Cleveland Wedding Photographer