When Sara and Ian first started hanging out in New York City, it didn’t take long for the conversation to turn to sports. Being a diehard baseball fan, it only seemed natural for Sara to ask Ian, who grew up in New Jersey, if he goes to a lot of Mets games. As it turns out, he has been to a lot of Mets games. Partly because he’s a fan, sure, but also because he happens to work for the Mets in their front office. This keeps Ian pretty busy, of course, which is why when it came time to choose a date for the wedding, his one request was for it take place in November so that there would be no chance of it conflicting with a Mets campaign into the World Series. Since this request came in at the start of the season, I’m sure this request earned him more than a few dismissive comments, but as we now know, it turned out to be a really good idea.
But regardless of what time of year the wedding ended up being, Sara and Ian planned an absolutely stunning wedding in Sara’s home town of Cleveland at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. The mood was fun yet elegant with just enough floral decor from Pieter Bouterse Studio to give it some real sparkle without making it seem over the top.
There was a bit of chill in the air, but the weather cooperated enough to allow us to set off on foot from the hotel with Sara and Ian for creative bridal portraits around the city. We were able to hit some of Sara’s favorite spots such as East 4th St. and the Cleveland Public Library before heading back to the Ritz for the Katubah signing and ceremony.
We’re really excited about some of the images we were able to capture and create for Sara and Ian and we can’t wait to share them. Below is a selection of some of those favorites. Enjoy, Sara and Ian!