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Zack and Taylor got married on a hot, sunny day in July. These cuties met at the University of Mount Union and dated for eight years before getting married. They found me through former clients of mine, and I’m always so grateful when couples refer me to their friends! The ceremony was at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Willowick, Ohio, and their reception was at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown.
The Hilton Cleveland Downtown is one of the most luxurious Downtown Cleveland Wedding Venues. The hotel boasts several ballrooms overlooking Lake Erie through exquisite floor-to-ceiling window features. They offer space for 300+ guests who can conveniently get to their hotel rooms after your celebration. Amenities offered are a wedding and event staff to help you plan the perfect wedding of your dreams, decorations, dressing room, ceremony, and reception areas, and it is handicap accessible.
Once they were at the church, they did a first touch and private vow reading. This was a super sweet and memorable moment for them—and me! I love it when my couples choose to do a first look or first touch. It’s an intimate and special time together for them and calms their nerves before the ceremony.
After their lovely ceremony, we captured family formals and headed to some of my favorite spots for wedding party pictures. We started at The Cleveland Museum of Art. Next, we visited Voinovich Bicentennial Park, where we had fun with the group in front of the iconic Cleveland script sign. We ended at the Fountain of Eternal Life.
We arrived at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown for Zack and Taylor’s reception to find an absolutely stunning space for their guests to enjoy. Zack and Taylor’s wedding reception was held in one of the best Downtown Cleveland Wedding Venues, which was beautifully decorated with hints of details explicitly customized to their classic, romantic style. As a nod to their college days, their wedding favor was a cookie from their favorite cafe at Mount Union.
After dinner, speeches, and toasts, the lights dimmed, and the dance floor opened up. Zack and Taylor’s reception was a blast for everyone and a great way to end their big day!
I was ecstatic to capture Zack and Taylor’s wedding day. Enjoy some of my favorite images from this Hilton Cleveland Wedding!
Ceremony venue: St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church
Reception venue: Hilton Cleveland Downtown
Photographer: Amanda Celis Photography