January 5, 2018

Mackenzie & Ryan | Stan Hywet Wedding

Mackenzie and Ryan’s fall wedding was in one of the dreamiest locations in Northern Ohio, the historical Stan Hywet Mansion.  Then with it being in the stunning month of October and planned by A Charming Fete’s wonderful Lauren Hibbard and her team, every detail was fall themed and perfect!

Mackenzie and Ryan are a fun couple. I remember photographing them for their engagement and we were laughing throughout the whole thing! The wedding day was no different. Mackenzie and the girls started the morning out at Sheraton Inn and Suites in Cuyahoga Falls.  I was happy that she decided to put her gorgeous wedding gown on at the mansion.  This gave us the opportunity to photograph it in Stan Hywet’s beautiful courtyard. Taking great care, Lauren (from Charming Fete), the videographer Ben (from Nevaeh Films) and myself carefully gathered the dress and I selected the perfect place to insert the hanger on the brick wall.  I was thankful for a little mortar giving way (sometime in the past) and making a secure space for the hanger! This is what is so wonderful about this venue, the photography options go on and on!

Mackenzie and Ryan choose to do a ‘first look’, which is wonderful when the wedding and reception are in the same location.  This gives us more time for photography and the couple gets to spend more time together on their wedding day! It was a sweet first look and Mackenzie right away thanked Ryan for the beautiful diamond bracelet he had given her as a wedding gift. As the two of them hugged and came to the realization that this was finally the big day, we all gathered ourselves and walked around the grounds. We took beautiful pictures of just the two of them.  Mackenzie’s father came along to share in all the fun.  He even helped with some of our camera gear!  Before we knew it, it was time for the long awaited ceremony.  The beautiful bentwood arch was adorned with greenery and flowers by Lowes Greenhouse.  At the base of the arch were white pumpkins and lanterns. Once again perfect for a fall wedding.

The reception was held in the mansion.  The tables were filled with fall floral colors and birch tree candle holders. It all had a very earthy feel and the candles gave it a glowing warmth.  The reception was filled with amazing food which was also somewhat of the entertainment as well! Of course the meal was delicious catered by Taste of Excellence, but then there was the large table full of yummy Cheesecake Factory Cheesecakes!  Ever wanted to try their different varieties? Well now you could! With over 10 varieties everyone was sure to find a favorite! A bit later, the Banana Fosters bar opened! Oh was that ever delicious!  But why stop there…..towards the end of the night cookies and milk where set out and then to top it all off, the well know and loved burger place Swenson’s was delivered! Burgers and all the goodies to go along with it were right next to the cookies and milk!  What an amazing way to keep your guest happy and content! Doesn’t food this good always make everyone happy!? 

Thank you Mackenzie and Ryan for having us capture your beautiful wedding and the for the pleasure of working and getting to know you  and your families! Congratulations!                                           

  Venue-Stan Hywet

Wedding Planner-A Charming Fete 

Florist-Lowes Greenhouse

Bridal Gown Shoppe-The Dress Medina

Bridal Gown Designer-Martina Iiana

Makeup-Beauty Therapy

Bakery-The Cheesecake Factory for the Cheesecakes

Caterer-Taste of Excellence

Video-Navaeh Films-Chicago

Music-Flash Jam Entertainment

Fall Stan Hywet Wedding

Stan-Hywet-Reception

 

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