Lauren & Rich were referred to me by a cousin who was a 2014 KPP Bride and a sweeter couple I could not have asked for. Each person, family or friend coming together to ensure the entire day ran seamlessly.
The weather was beautiful, if a bit in keeping with this summers heat and humidity, but a stray shower passed through a little while before the ceremony and cooled things down a little bit. The ceremony was brief, but beautiful with Lauren’s sister-in-law and friends standing by her side as Bridesmaids and their sons stood with their Dad as his Groomsmen. Their marriage was not just the joining of a man and woman but the seamless blending of a family as each has a son who are within a year of each other in age. How awesome is instant brotherhood? And there is no doubt the boys are true brothers, watching Matthew grab Sebastian’s hand so he could cover his eyes as his shyness overtook him walking down the aisle and seeing that his brother led him so carefully was a great example of the love they have already established for each other.
The grounds at Chateau Michele may not be extensive, but on a hot day that is a blessing and they have maximized on the area they do have with beautiful trees and shrubbery that make a lovely little area to act as backdrop and to frame Lauren & Rich who are pro-level at melting into each other and making beautiful photos. Once all the formalities were done we joined the guests and the room erupted with cheers as the new Mr. & Mrs. were introduced and the volume levels continued all evening long as everyone got their groove on dancing or tried on crazy hats, glasses and such at the photo booth until the newlyweds snuck home to grab a few hours sleep before heading to sunny (and eventually less rainy) Florida to enjoy their shark-tooth-hunting filled honeymoon!
**Want all the venue and vendor details? Check them out below the gallery**
Catering/Ceremony/Reception Venue: Chateau Michele – Canton, OH
Florist: Patty Carmola of Carmola’s Flowers – Massillon, OH
Bridal Gown: Linde’s Bridal – Massillon, OH
Desserts – Bride’s Family – Joan & Rocco Sylvester, Barb Sylvester, Ronna and Vicki Kibler