June 26, 2012

John & Dana Rubis’s Shoreby Club Wedding

     As I began to write this blog post, I’m reminded of the amazing moments that we get to share with our clients at one of the most memorable days of their lives.  Just about every wedding, there is something unique and touching that sticks with us.  Someday I’ll have to write a post to share some of those amazing stories! This wedding was no exception.
     We photographed John and Dana’s engagement session last fall down at Ohio University.  We had so much fun with them and the beautiful campus, that we spent 4 hours photographing and even stopped for lunch.  We were looking forward to meeting their families and sharing in the beautiful day they had planned!  I enjoyed meeting their families at the rehearsal Friday night. Despite her father being a bit ill, he smiled constantly and I was able to capture a few pictures. 
     Unfortunately, when we arrived the next morning at the Hyatt,  I learned that he was in the hospital, he would be fine, but was going to miss the long awaited wedding.  Their families wouldn’t let that happen….her brother set up Skype on his IPad and her father Daniel, was able to view the entire thing from the Cleveland Clinic!  Now, I’ve always loved Skype, as it let me “talk and see” my husband John, while he spent a year on military duty, so it was wonderful to see it being used in such a special way again!

These beautiful flowers were done by Independence Flowers and Gifts!   www.facebook.com/independence.gifts
http://www.independenceflorist.com

Dana  and John are such a special couple.  They made sure to take the day in and savor all the moments. After the ceremony at  St. John’s Cathedral and a few pictures, they took one of the limos and spent some quiet time around the city.  I just love that!    After a quick trip to visit her father we headed to the Shoreby Club for an elegant evening cocktail hour and reception under the stars. Her father recorded a toast to her and John that they played out loud for everyone to hear.  I don’t think there was a dry eye. Her father certainly has a a way with words, it was so beautiful.   Amazing wedding John and Dana!  It fit your personalities perfectly!

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