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A year has passed since Frank and Liz had an intimate wedding in Cleveland. It’s hard to believe it’s their anniversary month! Like many other couples, they pushed back their wedding due to Covid. However, they messaged me in January to see if I could photograph a small wedding in February because they didn’t want to wait until fall. So, they organized an intimate wedding and celebrated on a smaller scale than planned.
While in college, Liz was a barista at a coffee shop that Frank would frequent. Upon graduation, he’s a college professor, and she’s in marketing. They’re an amazing couple, and I love the time we spent together. They’re both clever and super friendly. My heart is happy that our paths crossed.
Frank and Liz married at St. Paul Croatian Church in Cleveland, Ohio. They were ecstatic to finally get married and enjoy their special day. They had close family and friends in attendance, with some taking part in the ceremony.
After their ceremony, we traveled to one of Cleveland’s historic buildings, which host The Arcade. Known for its Victorian-era structure and 300-foot glass skylight, The Arcade atrium often stands as a beautiful backdrop for wedding photos. They were worried about being awkward in front of the camera. This is one of the reasons they chose me as their photographer because they wanted a fun photographer who would keep them comfortable and wouldn’t pose them too stiffly. Their portraits turned out beautifully as we captured them by the ornate brass railing and the marble staircase.
We grabbed our coats and headed to the Cultural Gardens. It was a chilly, snowy day, but it was beautiful outside. The Cultural Gardens provided a structural stone landing for Frank and Liz. They brought along champagne and flutes, as well as a Croatian cuturica (flask) that they used to celebrate their union. Frank and Liz loved being outside in the garden. They shared their first dance and were totally lost in the moment. It was a precious sight to see the love between them and the joy they brought each other.
Although winters in Cleveland can be very snowy and cold and the least popular wedding season, it always provides a magical setting. The look of a winter wedding gives a different vibe than a typical spring, summer, or fall wedding. Oftentimes, winter weddings give off a warm feeling in the air. Adding twinkling lights, candles, and hints of gold can make your winter wedding even prettier.
I am so glad I was available to photograph Liz and Frank’s intimate wedding! These two were such a whole vibe. Happy first anniversary!
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