Max and Dana’s beautiful winter wedding at the Cleveland Ritz Carlton was a night to remember for everyone involved. It was such a pleasure getting to know their families and we were truly honored to be there to document the little moments and the grand events with our photography.
The day started with preparations at the newly renovated Ritz-Carlton. So newly renovated, in fact, that finishing touches were being done in the bathrooms the night before. Not every room in the hotel had yet been updated, but the pre-function area and the ballroom both had a sleek new color palate and striking new furniture. To be honest, I’m not too terribly sad to see the paintings of the cows and horses that used to grace the walls go by the wayside. If the ballroom is an indicator of what the rest of the hotel will look like when completed, it’s going to look terrific.
We were able to sneak onto the mezzanine at Tower City Mall just long enough for a first look before security came along and shoo’d us away. We all hopped into the limo and made our way over to The Old Courthouse to make use of the stunning architecture and staircase with the bridal party.
As the sun began to set, we made our way back to the Ritz for the katubah signing and ceremony. This was made extra special by the fact that Max’s brother, Adam, was the officiating Rabbi for the wedding. If officiating this wedding was the only thing he ever did with all of his rabbinical studies, it would have totally been worth it, he said.
A huge thanks has to go out to Kim Singerman and Stephen Tokar, who along with the hotel staff, helped Max, Dana, and their families plan an absolutely amazing reception. The floral decor was stunning, the dance floor was packed, dinner was delicious, and all the moving parts of the day went off without a hitch. We loved being part of such a fantastic team.
Max and Dana, we so glad we got to be a part of your day. Below are some of our favorite images from the day that we are very excited to share with you. Congrats, and enjoy!