March 3, 2018

LACENTRE wedding | Andrew & Melinda’s New Years Eve-Eve

Oh,  Andrew and Melinda’s New Years eve-eve wedding was one we were so looking forward to!!  We met Andrew when we were looking at new Infinitis. As we were test driving what would be my new car, he mentioned his long time girlfriend. Of course as wedding photographers, we joked with him about hiring us when he finally makes that important step!  I gave him my business card and in return, he gave me a beautiful engraved business card holder when we closed the sale of our car!  I was excited to hear from him, not too long afterwards, that they had set a date!  From their engagement session in downtown Cleveland, their wonderful snowy wedding on the eve of New Years Eve, to the Champagne preview we had with them last night, it has been wonderful being part of their engagement and wedding!  These two are so good together.

Andrew and Melinda met in high school.  They had been together for over 11 years when they got married! Andrew proposed at midnight on Melinda’s birthday, by giving her a bottle of perfume she had asked for.  Attached to the bottle was her gorgeous ring, and I do mean gorgeous!  Her ring is stunning.  🙂

Melinda and the girls got ready at their family’s “farm”, which was more of an adorable horse stable and house! It was just perfect with falling snow and Christmas decorations. Meanwhile Andrew was back at their home with the guys!  The two of them decided to do a “first look” since their wedding was later in the day. How romantic is this moment with all the snow around?!  Andrew  had surprised Melinda with a very special car for them to take around for the day!  Her face lit up when she saw the luxury ride.  Too bad I’m not good with cars to remember what type of Mercedes it was! But it was big and beautiful!

The ceremony and reception were held at the always accommodating and beautiful LACENTRE in Westlake. The were married in front of the warm fireplace that was surrounded by Christmas greenery and candles.  With all the snow out the windows and the fire blazing, it was a beautiful ceremony. With lots of tears flowing Andrew and Melinda said “I do” after 11 years together.  I love this.  The reception kicked off the evening with sparkly gold details and pretty white flowers from Hirt’s.  Something cute and unique was their S’mores Bar!  With every topping you can imagine and open flames right on the table! Each guest not only got an old favorite to enjoy, but also the fun of making it! This was a special day and we loved being part of it and, getting to know Andrew and Melinda  was the cherry on top!  Congratulations to a very special couple and our friends Melinda and Andrew!

Hair-Shannon Lawlor

Make-up by- Kylie Passafiume

Invitations-Impress Event Branding

Venue-LACENTRE Conference & Banquet Facility

Dress Shoppe-Brides By Demetrios 


Florals-Hirt’s Flowers

Cake-Wild Flour Bakery


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