As a Louisville photographer, I am pretty centrally located to travel this way and that for weddings out of town— so when I heard from Emily (who I met while studying abroad in Ireland in college) about photographing her and Steve’s wedding in Toledo, Ohio, I was excited! She and Steve technically got married the year before in a small ceremony, and decided to “do it up right” in October with a day of getting ready at the Renaissance Downtown Toledo followed by a reception at the Downtown Toledo Train Station.
I spent the morning with Emily and her close friends in her hotel room suite (which had the most GORGEOUS view and window light) where they all donned robes, drank mimosas, and had breakfast. They presented Emily with a very thoughtfully created scrapbook (I’m not crying, you’re crying), and many photos were taken of the group with the bride.
Once the group left, Emily’s mom set to work getting her hair ready while her friend did her makeup. Steve was given the go-ahead to come to the room for their first look, and we took advantage of those huge windows for photos. More couples photos were taken in the lobby of the hotel, then at Middlegrounds Metropark, and finally a few more at the train station. The venue was decorated with golden pumpkins, twinkle lights, and other autumn bits of flair. There was much dancing— but if they didn’t want to dance, guests were provided board games to play together.
I had so much fun photographing this wedding in Toledo, I’m going to have to go back for more!
Dress: Belle Amour Bridal
Suit: Men’s Wearhouse
Jewelry: Harold Jaffe Jewelers
Catering: Cynthia’s Catering
Desserts: Meirav Pierce
DJ: DJ Savanna
Stationary: Phoebe Thomas
Decorations: Mary Fox
Hair: Susan Smith
Make-Up: Lexi Staples
Photo Booth: ShutterPOP Productions