Weddings are always about families coming together to form a new family, but that has rarely felt as true as it did for John and Jen’s wedding. As exciting as it was to see John and Jen each gain a spouse, it was equally exciting to see John’s son, Jack, gain a mother, and to see Jen gain a son.
The day started with the ceremony at St. John’s Cathedral in Downtown Cleveland, officiated by John’s close friend and Priest to his home parish. We then headed over to The Greenhouse Tavern for some photos where John and Jen enjoyed their first date, then right outside the Cleveland Clothing Company where they had their first hug. We love it when couples are able to work personal elements of their relationship’s history into their wedding day and we were really glad that John and Jen decided to incorporate those into their day.
We then headed off to Holden Arboretum where we were able to head out for some photos in the fall colors before the skies opened up and unleashed all sorts of mayhem. Arne and his team at Blooms by Plantscaping did an amazing job decorating the tent and the food from Spice Catering was second to none, as always. I’ll admit to being a bit skeptical about the band, Disco Inferno, when I first saw them come on stage with their costumes, but their air tight performance, pitch perfect harmonies and infectious energy had me sold by the end of the night.
John, Jen, and Jack, thank you so much for making us a part of your day; it was truly our pleasure to capture it for you. We have a lot of great stuff to show you, but in the meantime, here’s a section of our favorites from the day.