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Zack + Lauren | Cleveland Botanical Gardens | Cleveland Wedding Photographer

WeddingsJessica Patton1 Comment

Where to start with this couple and wedding... it was all like a dream!!!  Lauren was a student at RIT in NY and just graduated this past May. Therefore we hadn't been able to meet in person before the wedding day, we always chatted via phone and email. We were all so beyond excited to meet each other and we just knew how special their day would be from our emails alone. Lauren and Zack are so in love and so excited to get married, love just poured from every ounce of the day! Just the way we like it. Lauren is a graphic designer and has that creative eye, so we just knew every detail would be perfection. She did not disappoint! She designed all her own stationary for the wedding. It's to die for. 

The day of, everyone got ready at our new favorite hotel in Cleveland, The Glidden House. Can we just say, WOW! The ceremony and reception took place right across the street at the stunning Cleveland Botanical Gardens.  I want to plan a weekend just to stay at this hotel and explore the gardens more! Seriously.  All of the events were supposed to take place outdoors but God had other plans. It was about 100 degrees and rained almost the whole day! It didn't seem to faze this couple, they just wanted to be married! Everything was was moved inside a few days before. We still managed to get some great photos outdoors and thank god they bought clear bubble umbrellas for the day! Like , I said, no detail went missed. Rain is good luck on your wedding day and just so happens to create some pretty amazing light. ;)

During dinner, the sun decided to peek out for sunset. Just as I said to my assistant, "Omg we need to go outside right now for more pictures.", a bridesmaid ran over to me and said Lauren wanted to go outside. Great minds think alike! ;) We got some amazing pictures during the golden hour, even though it started raining AGAIN while we were out there. 

These two are such a special couple and we were truly so honored to be a part of their magical day. So, thank you Z and LO! :) We had such a great time with you all! 

We hope you enjoy these favorites from their gorgeous day. 

Venue | Cleveland Botanical Gardens

Flowers | Isa's Touch - Floral Design

DJ/ Lighting| Billy J Full Spectrum Entertainment

Cake | Stacy Spilane

Brides Dress | Ash B. & Co.

Brides Accessories | Sara Gabriel