Neha & Troy – May 26, 2018 Wedding at Gervasi Vineyard

Neha and Troy are so similar yet different; each with a different cultural background and traditions.  And yet, as love always does, the differences become new experiences and the similarities of being raised in a close, loving family and faith make them a perfect fit.  And their wedding day celebrated all of the facets of their faith, family, heritage and traditions into a brilliant gem of beauty, emotion and fun!

With both a Hindu and a Christian wedding ceremony their day was packed with special moments and quick clothing changes.  A little rain (and sometimes a lot) tried to slow us down, but that was a non-option and we simply tossed up our umbrellas and kept on keeping on.  These doubly united newlyweds are a true force of nature and I wish them all the best as they move to a new state together and begin their lives as husband and wife!

Venue & American cocktail hour & dinner catering: Gervasi Vineyard, Canton OH

Indian Cocktail Hour catering: Kebab & Curry, Canton OH

Cake & Cupcakes: Bill Parker & Renee Whittenberger (family of Groom)

Florist: Cindi Carter, Mother of the Groom

DJ & Videography: The DJ Crew, Akron OH

Henna Artist : Sneha of Gorgeous Henna, Strongsville OH

Hair & Makeup: Carol Martin Salon & Spa, Tallmadge OH

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Birthdays & Baby Showers – An Event-full March!

This may come as a shock, but I don’t just do weddings!  I am an event loving lady and while I may usually be found at weddings from April through October, I do also offer my services for any type of celebration in the off months or on any given Sunday.  This month I had the honor of attending two birthday celebrations as well as a lovely baby shower.

My month began with the lovely Kimberly bringing me in on her husband, Joseph’s surprise 75th birthday celebration.   The event was hosted by the Glenwillow Grille , a location close to my heart since my own baby shower was held there.  It continues to provide a classic atmosphere and food that smells so delicious you want to sniff your way back to the serving table over and over again.  It was heartwarming to hear so many stories from memories of youthful fun to the speeches of thanks and honor of several local Mayors for Joseph’s years of service in business and on the Bedford School Board.  Friends and families shared memories from many decades and made new magical memories as well.

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The next event I had the honor of capturing was another surprise birthday party, this time helmed by Paula’s niece, Renee, and hosted by the Redhawke Grille in Concord.  Renee wanted me to capture the celebration as well as providing group photos for the attendees.  What we did not know was that one of Paula’s nephews was planning a surprise of his own.  A marriage proposal! I was brought into the loop early in the party and devised a devious way to bring them to center stage. At the appointed time I invited him and his lovely lady and their children up for a family photo  and he followed that moment  with bended knee and a vow to continue to love and honor her, as his wife.  She said yes!  Definitely a party for the books!

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And to wrap up my event-full March, I was delighted to attend Christine’s baby shower at the always stunning Portage Country Club .  This location gives just as much special attention to an intimate gathering as it does to the grand weddings I have photographed there.  And the shower, planned and hosted by Christine’s wonderful mother, Kathy, was a visual masterpiece!  The requested theme of trains, planes and automobiles was carried out to perfection! From the delightfully whimsical cake to all of the signs and note cards that were simply perfection (credit to Liz Scott of Lovely Somethings for those) and the pops of spring tulips sweetly scenting the air. Baby Jack will be making his appearance in late June and is so very blessed to join this wonderful group of family and friends.

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