Whimsical, Nautical Real Cleveland Wedding

Last week we shared the video of Rachael and James's gorgeous wedding, and now let's all feast our eyes on the photos of this amazing affair! We are in love with all of the DIY elements that this couple made, from the stationery to the alter and the signage, all with a subtle nod towards the nautical and a love for Lake Erie.

From the bride, Rachael:

When we started planning, the overall feel we wanted for our wedding was a summery, lakeshore vibe that was stylistically classic with hints of nautical elements. Visually, I wanted to steer clear of anything too literally nautical — we didn't want stripes and preppy elements — so I used hints of iconography and elevated it with a palette of vanilla, peach, chambray, and copper/rose gold. The resulting look was more romantic and whimsical than graphic, and suited that warm end-of-summer feel that we wanted.

Read more about Rachael's wedding and see more photos on her blog, Shore Society!

All photos by Kayla Coleman Photography.

Photography: Kayla Coleman Photography

Cinematography: JFray Productions

Event Coordinator: At Last Event Planning

Floral Design: Twig Florals

Cake: Hummingbird Bake Shop

DJ: A Bride's DJ

Officiant: Bliss Weddings

Venue: The Clifton Club

Stationery and Signage: Shore Society

Event Rentals: Borrow Rentals

Makeup: Ashley Matho

Hair: Lather, a Salon

Dress: Santina by Watters from Something White

Groom's Suit: Nordstrom

Shoes: Valentino

Rings: Lauren B

Bride's Accessories: Alexis Bittar, Loren Hope, Santi

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