Kelsi and Antonios’ wedding at the Cleveland Museum of Art was an intimate, elegant affair with friends and family traveling from all over the world to help them celebrate. Antonios grew up in Greece where much of his family still lives and we so enjoyed seeing the customs and traditions they brought to the day. The traditional Skinos greek liquor (no, this is not Ouzo) and the dancing at the reception are two excellent examples of this. Kelsi’s parents made us feel right at home and I even got to talk a little shop with Kelsi’s mom about cameras and photography.
Kelsi and Antonios’ first date was over coffee, which is usually code for “I don’t want to commit all evening to this date.” But, they ended up talking until the coffee shop closed for the night and then met again that same evening at a birthday party in Downtown Cleveland. They quickly fell in love and the rest his history!
Kelsi and Antonios’ shared their first look at the historic Severance Hall, which is home to the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra. We happened to time it just right so that the first look and the bridal party photos that followed where serenaded by the Cleveland Youth Orchestra who happened to be rehearsing at the time. We took our time creating the wedding day portraits in the grand foyer before dodging between the rain drops to make our way over to the museum for the ceremony and reception.
The reception was a candle lit dream with a stunning floral display by Heatherlily. The ceremony was followed by cocktail hour and a dinner reception in the main atrium, also expertly decorated by Heatherlily and her staff. We had a blast photographing the party and the dance floor which stayed quite busy all night with the help of DJ Scott E. Jones. The day was everything Kelsi and Antonios hoped it would be and they seemed to truly enjoy every second of it. And we truly enjoyed documenting it for them!