Megan and Gene's wedding is romantic, intimate... and the Cleveland Indians hot dog mascots were there!! Be sure to read below for all of Megan's favorite moments from her beautiful wedding.
Wedding Date: 6/30/18
Wedding Colors: sage, blush, cream
Wedding Style: Romantic
First Dance Song: "Sweetest Devotion" by Adele
Honeymoon Location: Napa and Hawaii
Ceremony Venue: Ss. Robert and William Parish
Reception Venue: Tenk West Bank
Photographer: Christy Beal Photography (bride's note: "absurdly talented and always positive + smiling!")
Videographer: Toast Wedding Films
Wedding Planner: The bride and her VERY patient mom
Gown: "Paisley" by Christos Bridal, from Something White, A Bridal Boutique (bride's note: "the very best in wedding dresses!")
Alterations: Miranda’s Vintage Bridal (bride's note: "Miranda is one of the sweetest humans I have ever met")
- Shoes: Alex Marie (bride's note: "I am horrible at wearing heels, these have cushion and are platform – able to wear them all night!")
- Necklace: W. Brown Custom Jewelry & Design
- Hair piece and Earrings: Miranda’s Vintage Bridal
- Belt: Something White, A Bridal Boutique
- Groom’s cufflinks: W. Brown Custom Jewelry & Design
-Veil: the bride's amazingly talented Aunt Maria made it by hand, took her months!
Rings: (Both rose gold)
Hers: Blue Nile
His: W. Brown Custom Jewelry & Design
Groom’s Suit: Joseph A. Bank
Bridesmaids’ dresses: BHLDN
Groomsmen’s attire: Joseph A. Bank (ties & socks from the tie bar)
Hair: Ashley Zuchelli and Kimmy Zuchelli from Heisley Salon Suites
Makeup: MyFairMakeup Artistry
Flowers: Karin Weldy Designs
Catering: Marigold Catering
Cake & Cupcakes: Sweet Grace Anna’s
Officiant: Fr. John Betters
- Bridal Party Bus: A1 Mr. Limo
- Hotel shuttle for guests: Scarlet Transportation
Music/Entertainment: Blue Water Kings Band
Rentals: Tenk West Bank (including linens and chairs, dance floor, two large spools, assorted tables)
Up lighting: Clear Gold Audio & Lighting
Favors: Cupcakes from Sweet Grace Anna’s with to go “Eat, Drink, and Be Married” cupcake boxes from Oriental Trading Co.
-Favorite memories from the bride, Megan:
*We love Cleveland sports, especially the Indians, and our favorite part of baseball games is the infamous "hot dog" race with ketchup, mustard, and onion -- the bride always roots for mustard and the groom loves onion. At first we jokingly said we should have them at our wedding, but on a whim I reached out to the Indians to see if they did events. I didn't hear back for a long time so I completely forgot about it but then they responded with so much enthusiasm my husband booked all 3 hot dog mascots to come to the reception for an hour and man was it a HIT! I think the adults enjoyed it more than the kids to be honest. Very random but hilarious and fun!
*Photo spots: We took photos at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens and although it was a very humid 90 degrees, I absolutely loved how unique they turned out to be, especially in the butterfly garden. We also made a pit stop in between photos at Collision Bend Brewing which ended up being a really fun way for the bridal party to have a drink and celebrate together before the reception, and since it is on the water we got some great spontaneous photos as well!
*My mother-in-law surprised me with a horseshoe charm that she had worn on her wedding dress for good luck -- my aunt sewed it on right before the ceremony and it was just such a special touch to have with me all day!
All photos by Christy Beal Photography.