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Inspiration Board: Crawford Rotunda, University Circle

The Western Reserve Historical Society offers several wedding venue options throughout Northeast Ohio, including the Crawford Rotunda at the Cleveland History Center in University Circle. This charming and unique venue features a collection of antique, vintage and classic cars, aircraft and motorcycles, as well as a gorgeous carousel. It's an excellent venue option for a couple looking for a whimsical, vintage-inspired wedding. We love the idea of playing up this location with a vintage-inspired gown like "Paisley" by Christos, which features sparkly crystal detailing and a classic fit-to-flare silhouette. We'd pair this beautiful gown with a classic red lip, a bright and colorful bouquet and a traditional tiered cake adorned with cheerful flowers, for an altogether fun, playful wedding with that essential nod to the past.

Sources, clockwise from top left:

Christos "Paisley" gown, available at Something White, A Bridal Boutique

Makeup by MKleinman Artistry (via)

Cake by Luna Bakery with flowers by Blooms by Plantscaping, photo by Aster & Olive Photography (via)

Bouquet by Fair Rarity Flowers, photo by Mann & Wife: Visual Storytellers (via)

Top photos of the Crawford Rotunda via For more information about the Crawford Rotunda and other Cleveland History Center venues, visit

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