Some people may fear Friday the 13th but not me and CLEARLY not Ellen and Jonathan! I had such a great time on this normally overly-superstitious day with this lovely couple which is why I am so excited to share some images from their wedding ceremony at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Strongsville and reception at The Blue Heron Event Center in Medina, Ohio! Sorry folks… there are no black cats, broken mirrors or bad luck in this story. Just one big happily every after!
Ellen and Jonathan are two of the loveliest people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. So sincere and considerate, they were constantly making sure everyone else was ok and having a good time rather than worrying about themselves. And can we just talk about their style? Love it! There was a definite “vintage vibe” to their wedding from Jonathan’s bow tie and newsboy style cap to Ellen’s 1950’s vintage wedding dress that had been transformed from a full length gown to an adorable tea length dress which I thought suited her perfectly! Sounds kind of like a princess fairy tale if you ask me. 🙂
I have to say that Father Bob did an OUTSTANDING job presiding over their nuptials even though this was only the 2nd ceremony he had performed as an ordained priest; however, these two love birds were in their own little world. You could genuinely see how excited they were to be getting married. It was absolutely adorable.
Their perfect day continued as we made our way over to Blue Heron Event Center in Medina. If you didn’t know these two loved Disney, you knew it the moment you walked into the ballroom. From their custom Mickey & Minnie cake topper, to the festive balloons, right down to Ellen’s sparkly Mickey Mouse earrings, these guys LOVE DISNEY! They even danced for the first time as husband and wife to “So This is Love” from Disney’s movie classic Cinderella. I guess their hashtag #GurgolsJustWannaHaveFun really summed it all up. It really was such a fun day.
Ellen and Jonathan we would like to thank you from the bottoms of our hearts for choosing us to document your wedding day. You two make such a perfect pair and we absolutely loved spending your day with you. We hope that you love our favorite images as much as we loved capturing them for you. Congratulations and we hope you enjoyed your honeymoon to where else but…..DISNEY WORLD!!
The Wedding Day Team of Professionals:
Ceremony Location: Saint Joseph Catholic Church
Officiate: Ft. Bob McWilliams @fatherbobmcwilliams
Reception Location: The Blue Heron Event Center
Catering: A Taste of Excellence @atasteofexcellence
Hair & Makeup Artist: Makeup by Madison
Floral Design: Flowerama
Cake Artist: Patisserie 42
Entertainment: Flash Jam Entertainment
Bride’s Attire: 1950’s vintage wedding dress redesigned by Miranda Park – Miranda’s Vintage Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Azazie.com
Grooms Mens’ Attire: American Commodore Tuxedo