a catholic ceremony at st. john cantius church with reception at the city club of cleveland

MARISA + SEAN

Marisa and Sean’s beautiful Catholic ceremony at St. John Cantius church and micro reception at the City Club of Cleveland may have been much more scaled back than they had originally planned, it was still a truly spectacular day. Like many 2020 couples, they were forced to make some tough choices, but through it all, their focus was always on love. Love for their friends, love for their families, and love for one another.

In our bride’s own words:

“As you know, we canceled the formal reception and are just now having a small dinner to celebrate with our family and bridal party. However, since we are still planning on getting married, we want the day to be intimate, beautiful, and special. We are still ironing out details, but we want to still be able to celebrate love despite all that is going on. An ideal day would be for us to still be able to celebrate as normally as possible but keeping it safe for all involved. ” – Marisa

We absolutely adore Marisa and Sean. They shoot straight from the hip and as you can see are fiercely devoted to those they care for. The strong bond they share with their loved ones could be felt throughout their entire day. One of these special moments was during Marisa and her father’s first look. This was a real emotional tear-jerker and quite possibly one of our top 10 favorite father/daughter moments! Not to mention the tears of happiness he shed as Marisa and Sean repeated their vow during their Catholic ceremony at St. John Cantius.

Our other favorite touching moment from the day was a chance conversation with the groom’s brother. He explained how it has been such a long since the groomsmen last saw one another, and how they were all so grateful to be together again for this special day. It makes you realize that things like reception venues, guest counts, and formalities mean nothing at the end of the day. It’s moments of pure love like these that are truly important.

a special note for our bride and groom:

Marisa and Sean, we had such a blast with the two of you and your family and friends. You are all amazing! We hope that we were able to capture just how beautiful, intimate, and special your wedding truly was. Although it may not have gone exactly as originally planned, it was still a wonderful day filled with love, happiness, and the occasional swear word. -lol

#cheerstothecalhouns

Xoxoxo

friendor list:

Ceremony Location: St. John Cantius

Reception Venue: The City Club of Cleveland @cityclubofcleveland

Makeup Artist: Riley Gable @makeupbyriley

Hair Stylist: Alyssa Frimm @clevelandhaircolorist

Bride’s Attire: Doreen Leaf Designs @doreenleafdesigns

Gown Designer: Essense of Australia @essenseofaustralia

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Kennedy Blue @kennedyblueofficial

Groom + Groomsmen’s Attire: Ticknors @ticknors

Florist: Stems Fleur @stems_fleur

Cake Design: A.K.B Confections @akbconfection

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