April 19, 2019
Y’all don’t know entertainment until you’ve seen these two belt Celine Dion with 14 of their closest friends.
That’s JR & Lauren in a nutshell. Two of the most happy-go-lucky folks I’ve ever had the pleasure of following with a camera. And although this day was totally about their love, it was also equal parts about making sure their dog, Luna, was okay throughout all the hustle and bustle. Their first words to one another after their ‘first look’ was “How is Luna doing?!” You can find the photo of them busting out laughing at their over bearing pet parent antics below.
I just adore the way these two love on each other. It’s just pure, genuine affection. And they have that same affection for their families. Parents were wiping away tears all day long. They were tears of happiness and joy and seeing people who deserve each other find forever in one another. It was truly one of those days that reaffirmed my devotion for this gig.
All the celebrating went down at Windows on the River, a historically ah-maze-ing venue on the West Bank of the Flats in Cleveland, Ohio. It may have been the tail end of winter, but wouldn’t you know it they lucked out with quite possibly the warmest day of the month. And to top it off, the snow-pocalypse happened just a week before!
There were White Claws galore, speeches that had me wiping away my own tears, dance moves that you wouldn’t believe and even a little birthday celebration for a younger guest. (Talk about a selfless move on your wedding day!) But it was fabulous, just like them.
I am so so SO happy for you both! Congratulations again, Lauren & JR!
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Groomsmen & Groom Suit: Men’s Wearhouse
Floral Design: Sweeter Blooms
Venue: Windows on the River
Bakery: Wild Flour Bakery
Hair & Makeup: Ladies & Gentlemen Salon
Rings: Sands Company Jewelers
DJ: Cleveland Entertainment
Ceremony Backdrop: Elbowgrease Design