They met in high school, each on opposing sides of a debate team. When they graduated, Jon stayed in Cleveland, while Emily traveled out to go to college in California. It wasn’t until Emily graduated from college and moved back to Cleveland that the two of them met for a second time at a church group. They were friends for several months, until they suddenly realized that they had feelings for each other… and so began a whirlwind romance. They went from dating to engaged in a matter of months (Jon’s detailed proposal with candles and letters in an old library is enough to make anyone say “awwwww!”), and they tied the knot just one week ago!
Jon and Emily were married in the Lake Erie Building, an old-factory-turned-event-venue that was AWESOME! These two put some amazing work into the details of this wedding, including the building of the stage and backdrop for the ceremony! I loved being a part of their special day, and I’m so excited to share some of my favorite images of the day.
Emily started off the day with breakfast with all of her bridesmaids at Jon’s grandparents’ house. Then while her bridesmaids got ready, she went over to a local salon to get her hair and makeup done.
After the salon, Emily went back to the house to put on her amazing dress.
For their first look, Jon and Emily met at Lakeview Cemetary. While that may seem unusual at first glance, this place is a huge part of Cleveland’s history, with sites going back 300 years! Lake View is also gorgeous, with giant trees everywhere and a spectacular view of the city and Lake Erie. It also happens to be the spot where Jon and Emily shared their first kiss!
After the First Look, we met up with the bridal party at the Cleveland Museum of Art. This place was also incredible!
Remember that awesome building I told you about? Here it is! Amazing right???
Jon and Emily, congratulations! You two are so wonderful, and I am so glad I was able to capture your perfect wedding day!