It’s like they had it all. The regal, column-hewn, glamorous sight-lines of Cleveland City Hall fused with a child-like, raucous, unforgettable party that destroys all parties that are used to destroying parties.
It’s like they had it all….
Lesson in reception dance-floor etiquette. Do one of the following:
- Point in a particular direction
- Appropriately rock-out utilizing \m/ to its fullest
- Take grainy, motion-sickness-inducing cell phone footage
- Raise your Jack-and-Coke (they needs refreshing, btw)
- Tongue-out or go home
You just can’t beat this venue. Honestly. Gorgeous.
Real smile. I know you read my blogs. I’m huge on this. Real vs. fake smiles. One of the bridesmaids said something cheeky. I think I was making fun of her. I make fun of so many people that I don’t remember.
So, two Italian families, right? Right. Where do we go for our creative session?
Not only is it East Side, which is my jam, but it’s full of brick, and character, and pasta, and Italians, and…..
Their wedding party was phenomenal. Amazing people. Fun, light, full of life, full of sarcasm, full of banter, full of….. 😉
So, scene reset. The weather called for rain all day long. Well, you’ve already seen that we made it out to Little Italy and the weather guy was wrong. Moral of this story is the weather guy is always wrong. Nicci and Nick weren’t concerned, however. They trusted me and we had a back-up plan anyways in the case of torrential rain all day. Planning. Yay.
Bride. “Mother of the Bride” I know the suspense was killing you.
This reminds me of a sit-com set, only b/c they’re all too perfect, smiling and laughing and doing each other’s hair and stuff, but this is a real, candid moment. No pretending here. Just hanging out in a tiny little room with too much beauty.
Nervous AF. With good reason!
Relaxed AF. It is finished.
Killer laugh. I can practically hear her laughing.
I’m a sucker for romance. This plays like some kinda chick flick and I love it.
Because we were at City Hall, I was naturally elated to work with A Taste of Excellence once again If you don’t remember, I just shot Taylor and Chris’ wedding, who happen to work there. Actually, they happen to do a wonderful job there all around. Love that place and love what they do catering-wise at this venue.
That’s not a cake, now this is a cake.
Naturally, “you need to cut ittttttt”
This is like a freaking WWII photo. Dat dip doe. I should have done a black and white version and put a sailor’s cap on Nick.
Proud mom face, represent.
One of my favorites, here. I wish I remembered what song caused this reaction. I can’t mainly b/c my memory is that of a field mouse.
These girls were cut-throat. That’s all I’ll say. Also, the lucky bridesmaid who caught the bouquet has a better vertical than me. No lie.
When in doubt, make limbo, not war.
That’s a fancy drink dodge, right there. I’m proud of you! Avoided finger-point man with ease whilst not breaking gulp.
Now, as for Nicci & Nick. Thank you. Easily in the Top Two for giggliest couple of the year. I think you essentially tied Sarah + Anthony, which is no simple feat. You guys were care-free, loving, trusting, and a hell of a time. I appreciate you.
We appreciate you.