It’s pretty rare that I don’t get to meet my couples in person until their wedding day. Frankly it makes me a wee bit nervous. Since Kaylee is a RN her schedule is always hectic and things just never aligned for us to set up an engagement session. But it took a whopping two minutes for me to get to know both her and Tyler. They are both no shenanigans and no fakery, just plain really lovely people. And throughout the day both family and friends commented both in speeches and just in conversation how wonderful they are for each other and how much they adore their son, Benson, who is admittedly impossible to adore. There was never a feeling of nervousness or fussing over details, just both of them initially looking forward to being able to see each other and then to just having a blast celebrating their union. It was a beautiful day and a amazing party!
Their wedding was my first opportunity to photograph the villas side of Gervasi Vineyard. I didn’t think anything could be better than the Pavilion, but The Villa Grande more than lived up to its name. The Tuscan feel of the villa where they glammed and dappered up was both inviting and lent itself to simply stunning opportunities for showing off the details of their day. The ballroom was a less rustic taste of Italian decor and I will not say that the air conditioning was not appreciated at the end of August! All in all it left me completely torn on which Gervasi venue is the more stunning, and once again confirmed that this is one of the most amazing locations in Northeast Ohio.
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