Yes; the two are married. As a wedding photographer, I understand that you might not read every little snippet of writing I put into this blog as you’re going to mostly be focused on the lovely wedding photography we crafted for them all throughout cleveland, but I want you remember this one thing while you’re looking at Matt and Lydia’s wedding photographs;

Unique Wedding Photographer ClevelandThat being really really really really really ridiculously good looking isn’t what makes their wedding photography wonderful [ although they obvi are ].

Cleveland Wedding PhotographerIt’s not simply my editing on their wedding pictures that makes their wedding photography great; it’s much more than that.

Photojournalistic Wedding Photographer ClevelandCandid Wedding Photographers ClevelandIt’s simply this. As a wedding photographer I spent the last year knowing them and engaging with them; all to ensure that my photography actually speaks to who they are; not simply what they are [ that being attractive wedding people my camera is pointed at ].

Best Wedding Photographers ClevelandThis is Lydia; Matt’s Bride. She’s [ insert positive and encourage adverb ] lovely.

Photojournalistic Wedding Photographer ClevelandThis is an awesome baby. Why they are laughing?  I can’t recall, it’s probably something [ insert cussword adverb ] funny I had said.

Candid Wedding Photographers ClevelandUnique Wedding Photographer ClevelandWedding Photography in ClevelandI think we [ as a culture ] need more reasons to drink in the morning. Bridal party pictures are a good enough excuse, but I’m thinking more “everyday” alcoholic at this point.

Cleveland Wedding PhotographerPhotojournalistic Wedding Photographer ClevelandI love Lydia’s face in the corner here.

Candid Wedding Photographers ClevelandWedding Photography in ClevelandWe’re just getting started with this blog, but before we go any further showcasing Lydia + Matt’s gorgeous wedding day, None of this could have happened without the amazing group of wedding professionals that made their wedding reception at Gordon Green happen.  In no specific order, I’d like to thank the following wedding vendors;

Best Wedding Photographers ClevelandCleveland Wedding PhotographerThe groomsmen on the left is very much in favor of me. The one on the right is definitely not on the “fan of Brett” bandwagon. Super questioning / condemning glance my way, combined with interlaced finger hands suggests to me he’s onto me.

Photojournalistic Wedding Photographer ClevelandCandid Wedding Photographers ClevelandI’m SO F****ng jealous of Lydia’s hair here. Recall; I am a shaven headed wedding photographer, and when I see locks like this I get super envious and think of getting that hair surgery that facebook keeps trying to sell me. I’m no fool though; I’ll stick to just drawing hair back on my head with furniture markers [ way classier and way cheaper ].

Wedding Photography in ClevelandBest Wedding Photographers ClevelandUnique Wedding Photographer ClevelandIsn’t she stunning? Just wait for the first look with her dads.

Cleveland Wedding PhotographerThese are Lydia’s fathers; Miles and Kirk. I love how Kirk is bracing miles for the moment about to happen [ they’re about to see Lydia duh ]

Photojournalistic Wedding Photographer ClevelandCandid Wedding Photographers Clevelandand tears.

Wedding Photography in ClevelandAnd more tears. Tears all around.  Just wait for the ceremony. So many great moments from this wedding captivated my heart. I know you’ll love them too.

Best Wedding Photographers ClevelandUnique Wedding Photographer ClevelandCleveland Wedding PhotographerPhotojournalistic Wedding Photographer ClevelandCandid Wedding Photographers ClevelandWedding Photography in ClevelandI know you’re wondering to yourself, is that all that happened? Just a kiss on the hand and they were married?

Best Wedding Photographers ClevelandYep. 😀

Cleveland Wedding PhotographerUnique Wedding Photographer ClevelandUnique Wedding Photographer ClevelandGroomsmen dance party. Go.

Photojournalistic Wedding Photographer ClevelandCandid Wedding Photographers ClevelandThis is when I told them there was an open bar around the corner.

Best Wedding Photographers ClevelandCleveland Wedding PhotographerWedding Photography in ClevelandOk but for real how freaking cute are they?!  BTW; I swear Matt is looking down her dress. Am I wrong??

Photojournalistic Wedding Photographer ClevelandOMAGAWD Matt just looked down my dress!”

Best Wedding Photographers ClevelandPro Tip: Always offer to carry the heels.

Unique Wedding Photographer ClevelandUnique Wedding Photographer ClevelandCleveland Wedding PhotographerWedding Photography in ClevelandThe florals and wedding reception decor for their Cleveland wedding reception at Gordon Green were GORGEOUS.

Wedding Photography in ClevelandGordon Green wedding reception ClevelandAforementioned Gordon Green; a stunning new venue in the Gordon Square Cleveland Neighborhood.

Wedding Reception ClevelandHeatherLily did an incredible job bringing Lydia + Matt’s wedding reception design to life at Gordon Green with her beautiful wedding floral arrangements!

wedding reception venue ClevelandGordon Green wedding receptionGordon Green wedding reception ClevelandWedding Reception Clevelandwedding reception venue ClevelandGordon Green wedding receptionGordon Green wedding reception ClevelandWedding Reception Clevelandwedding reception venue ClevelandGordon Green wedding receptionNow comes the part where you get to see the random fun faces I captured mid-dance move of all of their favorite people.

Gordon Green wedding reception ClevelandWedding Reception Clevelandwedding reception venue ClevelandThis groomsmen picture at the reception LEGIT cracks me up. I am 90% sure he was afraid I was going to try and take his beer from him. His face is all like “Uh DUDEEEE what the hell getawayfromemeyoucreepyphotographer”. 

Gordon Green wedding receptionThis is the smile you make two drinks in when someone else is watching your baby and you haven’t gotten out in 18 months.

Gordon Green wedding reception ClevelandAnd this is the face you make when your DJ is killing it and you know EVERY word to that bon jovi song.

Wedding Reception Clevelandwedding reception venue ClevelandWedding Reception ClevelandAnd this is the face you make when you have a sparkler exit at Gordon Green after your wedding reception, and you realize that you are running the wrong direction to where you thought the limo was.