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Cleveland Wedding | Lindsey + Stephen

I was excited to photograph Lindsey and Stephen’s wedding story. They are the cutest match! They have a shared love for the Cleveland Indians, Ohio State Buckeyes and their two fur babies, Buckeye and Brutus.

Lindsey arrived with her bridesmaids at her parish, St. Anthony of Padua Church in Parma. She shared moments with her dad before the ceremony while Stephen spend time with his groomsmen. They had a traditional Catholic wedding ceremony, with family and friends all smiles. Afterwards, we headed to the Cleveland Museum of Art and Cleveland Botanical Gardens for wedding portraits and time with the bridal party. The wedding reception that evening was held at Saint Clarence Pavilion in North Olmsted, complete with a sparkler exit at the end of the night.

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The wedding party at the Cleveland Botanical Garden in front the the reflecting pool.

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Bride and groom had their dogs brought to church after the ceremony. Stephen talking over photos with Brutus.

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Portraits taken in the cool shade of the Japanese Garden at the Cleveland Botanical Garden.

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The one of the centerpieces of the Cleveland Botanical Garden is the 74 foot-long reflecting pool.

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The spacious English herb garden with its formal design makes for a beautiful location for wedding portraits.

Wedding portraits at Rose garden at the Cleveland Botanical Garden

Even in the fall, the English Garden still had a few roses in bloom.

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Detail of their custom engraved wedding flutes. perfect for toasting.

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First dances at the wedding reception at St. Clarence Pavilion in North Olmsted

Twinkle lights for a romantic background during Lindsey and Stephen’s dance.

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Hummingbird Bake Shop made a fabulous naked wedding cake.

Groom’s socks with their dogs, Brutus and Buckeye.

Stephen’s surprise for Linsdey: a groom leisure suit complete with pink Parma flamingos.

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The evening ends with a sparker exit at the reception.

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And a dip and a kiss!

Elizabeth Glorioso | Cleveland Wedding Photographer

Creating Stress-Free Wedding Photos

Weddings are supposed to be joyous occasion, but too often, the stress of ensuring the day goes off without a hitch takes its toll on the happy couple.  Brides and grooms, take a deep breath, relax and actually live in the moments that represent the start of your life with your partner. With these simple tips, you can help your wedding photographer capture the true beauty of the day.

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Cleveland Botanical Garden is a gorgeous location for wedding portraits any time of year.

Pick a venue that represents you.

Do you want a formal country club affair or is a more relaxed park setting more your speed? Pick a location that will make you feel like yourself and don’t let others pressure you into having your wedding where they want you to.

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Wedding ceremony at Ariel International, Cleveland, Ohio

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First dance at a wedding reception at Mapleside Farm, Brunswick, Ohio

Bride and groom at Lake Forest Country Club

A quick kiss after signing the Ketubah for a Jewish wedding ceremony at Lake Forest Country Club in Hudson, Ohio

Don’t over-schedule your day.

Don’t try to fill your schedule so tight with everything you think you need to do. Make sure you leave time to enjoy all aspects of your day. A relaxed bride is a happy bride, after all.

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We found a lovely spot in Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens in Akron Ohio on a rainy wedding day.

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Finding beautiful light for a portrait outside of SmArt Space at West 78th Street Studios in Cleveland, Ohio.

Allow enough time for formal shots.

Make sure you leave enough time for formal shots; you know, the ones you have to have because your parents and grandparents insist. Think about how many groups you want to capture and factor in about two to three minutes per group. Oh, and add a buffer for Aunt Sally’s bathroom break, a flower girl or ring bearer having a meltdown, and a bridesmaid looking for her bouquet. Allowing enough time for these shots gives your photographer the extra time to make sure the veil is perfect, the boutonnieres are straight, everyone is smiling and as a result, the shot turns out perfect!

Portraits taken at Cleveland Courthouse

No need for a long shot list.

You don’t want your wedding photographer checking off a to-do list versus capturing moments as they happen naturally. A shot list that merely states “1. Photo of the Bride. 2. Photo of the Groom 3. Photo of the Bridal Party,” etc., is obvious to your professional photographer and isn’t needed.  A more helpful is a short list that includes “key players” and a few must-have shots. A handkerchief handed down from your great-grandmother that you are carrying down the aisle. A close aunt who traveled for special for your wedding day. A bridesmaid or family member can be helpful point out to that special person to photographer.

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The wedding dress along side the teal bridesmaid dresses at hung in a window at Tudor House in Akron, Ohio

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A lovely wedding ring detail in the succulent plant table center piece.

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Custom engraved champagne flutes for toasting at the reception.

Pick only one or two special locations for creative photos.

Going with our theme of “less is more”, don’t try to get pictures at every attraction in the city. Pick a couple that are the most meaningful to you and let your photographer work his or her magic.

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Most importantly, congratulations on finding the love of your life! After all, that’s really what the day is all about.

Elizabeth Glorioso | Cleveland Wedding Photographer


Alissa + Mike | Springlake Wedding, Lakemore, Ohio

Alissa and Mike found the perfect location for their outdoor ceremony. When we met a few months before their wedding day, they were so excited they found the perfect venue. I couldn’t wait to see it!

Just south of Akron, Springlake Party Center is located in Lakemore, Ohio. Springlake provides a lovely backdrop with beautiful lakeside views.  Along with the gazebo for the ceremony, the venue has landscaped grounds for portraits. (Definitely a big plus for the wedding photographer!)

Alissa got ready with her bridesmaids at the Marriott in downtown Akron. First, I started to document all the beautiful details. The glittery shoes. The sparkling bridal jewelry. And that  bridal veil. It was extra special. Alissa’s mom had the veil made from her wedding dress. After we finished photos, I headed to ceremony. I caught up with the groom getting ready for the ceremony with his family.

With clouds overhead getting darker as the ceremony ended, we squeezed in the last portraits before the down pour. The rain didn’t matter. Even with the storm threatening overhead, Alissa’s sweet personality and Mike’s good sense of humor, they had the perfect wedding day.

It was a pleasure to document their moments and watch the day unfold.

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Bride and groom enjoy a laugh during the portrait session.

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Pink rose petals made a pretty background for the wedding rings.

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Amy + Taryn | Mapleside Farm Wedding Brunswick, Ohio

Amy and Taryn selected a wedding venue with the most fantastic countryside view in Ohio. Mapleside Farm is a small apple farm located just south of Cleveland. With a picturesque views of the orchards in the valley below, the ceremony took place on the sunny hilltop next to the barn. Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography196

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The Barn at Mapleside was designed with wedding receptions in mind so it had wonderful rustic charm, but a great seating for dinner and dancing. Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography157 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography158 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography159 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography160 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography161 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography162 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography163 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography164 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography165 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography166 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography167 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography168 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography169 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography170 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography172 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography173 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography174 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography175 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography176 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography177 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography178wedding farm Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography179 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography180 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography182 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography183 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography184 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography185 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography186 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography187 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography189 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography190 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography192 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography193 Mapleside Farm wedding_cleveland ohio_Glorioso Photography194With such a lovely view outside of the barn, we stepped away from the reception for a few moments to get a sunset portrait of the bride and groom.
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Kyle + Nick | Bay Arts Wedding, Bay Village, Ohio

When I met with Kyle and Nick at their wedding consultation, I knew their casual and fun wedding with a bit of vintage style at BayArts would be a blast to photograph. BayArts was founded in Bay Village in 1948 by local crafters as an art community. The 124-year-old Fuller House on the property serves as the reception site for weddings with the front yard as the location for Kyle and Nick’s outdoor ceremony. 

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Judith + Aaron | Lake Forest Country Club Wedding, Hudson Ohio

As I edit the beautiful photographs from Judith and Aaron’s wedding for their custom album, I realized that I hadn’t shared this gorgeous outdoor wedding on my blog. Lake Forest Country Club in Hudson is a unique wedding venue with a beautiful Tudor-style club house for the bride and groom to get ready with wooded landscaped grounds for a first look.

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With a light breeze, the weather was beautiful for their lake side ceremony at Lake Forest Country Club.

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Plantscaping did elegant centerpeices with florals in corals and pinks for the tables for the indoor reception. lakeforest country club wedding_Glorioso Photography120 lakeforest country club wedding_Glorioso Photography121Koko bakery created a really tasty wedding cake! lakeforest country club wedding_Glorioso Photography122 lakeforest country club wedding_Glorioso Photography123 lakeforest country club wedding_Glorioso Photography124 lakeforest country club wedding_Glorioso Photography125 lakeforest country club wedding_Glorioso Photography126 lakeforest country club wedding_Glorioso Photography127 lakeforest country club wedding_Glorioso Photography128 lakeforest country club wedding_Glorioso Photography129 lakeforest country club wedding_Glorioso Photography130 lakeforest country club wedding_Glorioso Photography131 lakeforest country club wedding_Glorioso Photography132 lakeforest country club wedding_Glorioso Photography133 lakeforest country club wedding_Glorioso Photography134 lakeforest country club wedding_Glorioso Photography135 lakeforest country club wedding_Glorioso Photography136 With the sunset behind venue with the reception in full swing. Judith and snuck outside for an evening portrait with red and purple skies.lake forest country club wedding_Glorioso Photo138lakeforest country club wedding_Glorioso Photography139Elizabeth Glorioso | Cleveland Wedding Photographer

Erin + Gary |Olmsted Falls Wedding

From the bridal bouquet to a the bubble exit, Erin and Gary had every detail planned for their wedding at Olmsted Community Church in Olmsted Falls.

Wedding Coordination: Meredith Masaveg, https://www.rainweddingplanning.com

Bridal Flowers: Sherri Swann, Blossoms and Bouquets by Sheri

Cake: Sweet Blessings Baking,  httpss://sweetblessingsbaking.com

Donuts: Becker’s Donuts,  https://www.beckers-donutsandbakery.com

Hair and Makeup: Bareface to Bombshell

Event Caterer: Verbas

Wedding Videography: Chris Tran, Chris Tran Productions, httpss://www.smartshoot.com/chris-tran

DJ: Jake Schwendiman, Flash and Sound Events, https://flashandsoundevents.com

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A ceremony of smiles and happy tears followed.erin-gary_glorioso-photography_115 erin-gary_glorioso-photography_116 erin-gary_glorioso-photography_117 erin-gary_glorioso-photography_118 erin-gary_glorioso-photography_119 erin-gary_glorioso-photography_120 erin-gary_glorioso-photography_121 erin-gary_glorioso-photography_122 erin-gary_glorioso-photography_123 erin-gary_glorioso-photography_124 erin-gary_glorioso-photography_125 erin-gary_glorioso-photography_126

The flower girl and ring bearer were rocking the portrait session!erin-gary_glorioso-photography_127

We began their portraits just outside of the church after the ceremony. Olmsted Falls has so many beautiful spots to choose from for wedding photographs.

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We headed downtown just before the rain rolled in to do a short session at Cleveland Public Library.erin-gary_glorioso-photography_133 erin-gary_glorioso-photography_134 erin-gary_glorioso-photography_135 erin-gary_glorioso-photography_136


The reception at St Elias Church in Cleveland was the perfect venue for Erin and Gary’s celebration. Lovely uplighting filled the room along details of vintage dinnerware, custom etched toasting flutes and a yummy traditional wedding cake with some non-traditional donut touches. Mmmmm…donuts!
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Guests enjoyed the selfie-sticks that were placed at the tables for fun candid photos!erin-gary_glorioso-photography_147 erin-gary_glorioso-photography_148 erin-gary_glorioso-photography_149 erin-gary_glorioso-photography_150 erin-gary_glorioso-photography_151 erin-gary_glorioso-photography_152 erin-gary_glorioso-photography_153 erin-gary_glorioso-photography_154 erin-gary_glorioso-photography_155 erin-gary_glorioso-photography_156 erin-gary_glorioso-photography_157 erin-gary_glorioso-photography_158

A bit of groom and  groomsmen cigar action at the end of the evening.erin-gary_glorioso-photography_159 erin-gary_glorioso-photography_160Cleveland Wedding Photographer | Elizabeth Glorioso Photography


Jordan + Nick’s Blair Center Wedding | Westfield, Ohio

I am not going to lie. It was hot. The heat did not seem matter to any one at  Jordan and Nick’s wedding( me included!) The sky was blue and it was a perfectly sunny day for an outdoor wedding ceremony at the Blair Center in Westfield, Ohio. I loved photographing at the Blair Center with its lush green golf course, stone bridges and a bride and groom with gorgeous smiles.

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Elizabeth Glorioso | Cleveland Wedding Photographer

Amanda + Ryan | Cleveland Hilton Doubletree Wedding

Amanda and Ryan were both beaming. The wedding day had finally arrived and they were super excited to kick off their celebration. Every corner of their ceremony and reception space was filled with details that were so “them”. From Ryan’s love of the Cleveland Browns to Amanda’s love for pinball, every element was added to reflect their personalities and the life they will share together. It was a blast to photograph their wedding story.

Venue: Hilton Doubletree Cleveland, OH

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Amanda's "something blue" sewn inside of her wedding dress and close to her heart.

Amanda’s “something blue” sewn inside of her wedding dress and close to her heart.

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Cleveland Browns tailgating bus was fun transportation for the wedding party to get the to the photo locations.

Cleveland Browns tailgating bus was fun transportation for the wedding party to get to the downtown photo locations.

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We made a stop for post ceremony photos at Richland Cafe in Lakewood where Amanda and Ryan shared their first kiss

We made a stop for post ceremony photos at Richland Cafe in Lakewood where Amanda and Ryan shared their first kiss.

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Cleveland Hilton Doubletree was a lovely venue for Ryan and Amanda's reception.

Cleveland Hilton Doubletree was a lovely venue for Ryan and Amanda’s reception.

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Cleveland Pinball was happy to bring in a few pinball machines for wedding guests to play and ...for the bride and groom too!

Cleveland Pinball was happy to bring in a few pinball machines for wedding guests to play… and for the bride and groom too!

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Windows on the River Wedding | Anna + Tim

Even though my first wedding of this year was back in February, when spring FINALLY arrives to Cleveland it feels like the big kick off to the wedding photography season. I was very excited to document Anna and Tim’s wedding day that began at St. Patrick’s in Ohio City.

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The girls arrived to the ceremony at St. Patrick’s Church by trolley.Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_104 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_105 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_106 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_107 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_108 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_109 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_110 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_111 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_112

The church was a stunner for Anna and Tim’s wedding ceremony. St. Patrick’s Church on Bridge in Cleveland was built in 1871 in the Gothic Revival style and the architecture was spectacular.Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_113 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_114

In Filipino wedding tradition, a young person is selected to be the coin bearer. Coins are blessed and given to the couple.Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_115 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_116 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_117 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_118 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_119 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_120 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_121

We headed out to do the post ceremony creative shots near by at Superior Viaduct and Edgerwater Beach locations.Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_122 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_124Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_123 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_125 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_126 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_127 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_128 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_129 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_130 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_131 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_132 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_133 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_134 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_135

There is this tradition in wedding photography that the groomsmen pick up the bride for a photo. Well, the bridesmaids thought it to be fun if they picked up the groom!Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_136


Anna and Tim’s reception was held at Windows by the River. I love capturing an evening of celebration and dancing. Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_138 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_139 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_140 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_141 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_142 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_143 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_144 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_145 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_146 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_147Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_137 Glorioso_Photography_Anna+Tim_148