Stillwater Place – Cleveland Metroparks Zoo | Ally + Vinnie

I have been chopping at the bit to share the images from this wedding! I have had a lot of fun photographing weddings, but this one was a total blast. 

I have known Ally and Vinnie for, what feels like, forever. Ally and I went to the same elementary school and for as long as I can remember, Vinnie has been in the picture. Ally and Vinnie have been together for eight years! The most perfect high school sweethearts. This day was long overdue and it turned out to be more perfect than I could have ever imagined. 

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Ally's dad seeing her for the first time in her gown.

Ally’s dad seeing her for the first time in her gown.

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Ally and Vinnie married in Medina, Ohio on June 8th. The ceremony was beautiful and the church was full. After the ceremony we went to Lake Medina for photos with the bridal party and champagne! The night before the wedding, I was trying to think of ways to spice up the photos rather than have them just stand and smile. The light bulb went off and I ventured to Target late Thursday night for a bottle of champagne. I brought it out at pictures and told Vinnie to pop it open and celebrate! YOU’RE FINALLY MARRIED! He popped it open and celebrated like no other, and the images are seriously the best. 


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The reception was held at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in Cleveland, OH. It was so much fun thanks to the awesome DJ and, that’s right, a carousel! Ally smashed the cake in Vinnie’s face, Ally’s dad burst out the air guitar to Thunderstruck and everyone danced the night away. 


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Florist: Berry’s Blooms | Medina, Ohio

Hair and Make Up: The Polished Look | Medina, Ohio

Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal

Wedding Gown: Abbott’s Bridal

Suits: Men’s Warehouse

Cake: Cupcake A Day | Medina, Ohio