If laughter is really is the best medicine, then I think Joe and Courtney are going to be quite healthy for some time to come. We are used to having minor aches and pains after a wedding from the physical demands of the day but sore stomach muscles from laughing so much is a new one on us. From Joe’s poetic roasts of his groomsmen, to bridal party antics at the park and one epic rap about Joe and Courtney at the reception, it was clear that laughter is how Joe and Courtney show and share affection with those closest to them.
Genevieve met up with Courtney and her bridesmaids in the morning for hair and makeup at the Hilton while I rendezvoused with the guys at Joe and Courtney’s apartment. After Joe’s jaw dropping round of roasts mentioned above, everyone suited up and we snuck out to the rooftop of the apartment for some epic photos of Joe and his buddies with the Cleveland skyline.
After a beautiful ceremony at St. Elizabeth’s, we made our way to Horseshoe Lake Park in Shaker Heights for portraits with the bridal party. We had never been to Horseshoe Lake Park before so we had a blast scouring around the park finding spots to shoot. The late afternoon light streamed in from the west creating some stunning light to shoot in. Joe and his groomsmen had some “interesting” ideas for photos, one of which will probably become my signature groomsmen pose. We’ll save that one for later. We wouldn’t want anyone stealing that idea.
The day ended with an elegant reception back at the Hilton filled with more laughter, fun, toasts, roasts, a rap, and lots and lots of dancing. We had a ton of fun mixing it up on the dance floor, and as you can see below, their guests didn’t hesitate to join in the fun.
Joe and Courtney – we had so much fun with you guys! Thank you so much for making us a part of your day and we are super excited about what we captured for you guys. Here’s just a few of our favorites from what is to come. Enjoy!