Patrick & Ashley – The Overlook Wedding

Wedding days are magical and beautiful and capture the purity of a couples love forever.  And they’re also inherently crazy, kinda frantic and things go awry.  Honestly, it is how a couple reacts when things do go other than as planned that can make or break a wedding day.  Some lose their minds and go Zilla and others smile, shrug and cope with hands entwined.  And Patrick and Ashley’s wedding day added several “when things go wrong, like really wrong”chapters to my wedding Book o’ Knowledge, but those read as pages to shake you head at, cluck your tongue a bit and shudder and then you forget about them when you get to the part where the Bride and Groom’s smiles never waivered, they rolled with the punches and everyone only remembers how wonderful their wedding celebration truly was.  And that is the best way to begin a marriage.

Venue & Caterer: The Overlook – Kent, OH

Cake/Desserts: Natalie’s – Akron, OH

Bridal Gown & Bridemaids Dresses:  David’s Bridal

Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse

Hair Salon: Gavin Scott Salon & Spa – Stow, OH


Claire – Class of 2016

Claire has her future mapped out, her finger on the pulse of adulthood and in the fall of 2016 will be heading into the world to join the Nursing Program at Kent State University.  I have always had a fascination with all things medical and a deep respect for those who can sacrifice untold hours on and off the clock as well as their raw nerves to all the ups and downs a medical professional has to handle.  And yeah, I know I only spent an hour with Claire, but this chick has the right stuff.  Her intelligence is obvious and her wit and warmth come through nearly as instantly.  She will have much to give and, much like me, will make everyone she meets see the world a little brighter for having spent some time with her.