Bright & Sunny Fall Wedding at Lakeside Chautauqua

Bright & Sunny Fall Wedding at Lakeside Chautauqua

We spent another weekend near Lake Erie! This time, it was a little different. Our friends Ryan & Dana tied the knot and Brooks had the honor of being one of their groomsmen.

Marblehead, Ohio Wedding with Navy, Nautical Theme

Marblehead, Ohio Wedding with Navy, Nautical Theme

We’ve been spending a lot of time on Lake Erie this year. We’re quickly gaining a love for the laid-back island life, the timeless class of nautical everything, the breathtaking sunsets and the simple fact that wine is always everywhere you go. Whether it’s an engagement session off of the shore of Sheldon Marsh in Sandusky, the adorable downtown Marblehead, or hanging out on a boat in Michigan, it’s clear that we have quite an amazing oasis right in our own backyard.

Emerald and Grey Wedding at the Malawi Event Center in the Toledo Zoo

Emerald and Grey Wedding at the Malawi Event Center in the Toledo Zoo

Going into Brooke & Kelly’s wedding, we knew we were going to be in for a treat. How could we not get excited when we heard talk of giraffe-feeding and a huge wall to wall aquarium? We were looking forward to working at the newest venue at the Toledo Zoo - the Malawi Event Center.

Fun and Colorful Same-Sex Toledo Wedding

Fun and Colorful Same-Sex Toledo Wedding

We were thrilled to welcome Chris & LeeAnn into the Swatch Family as our first same-sex couple. I won’t get on my soapbox but as the bridal party will tell ya, some chicks marry chicks, #getoverit. We believe that love is love, and we couldn’t have been happier to help document this love story.

Boho Downtown Toledo Wedding at The Oliver House

Boho Downtown Toledo Wedding at The Oliver House

I’ve been looking forward to this wedding ever since Chris & April’s woodsy engagement session out at Oak Openings back in April. That session was inspired by John Lennon, Yoko Ono, earthy tones, and boho vibes and I couldn't wait to see how they incorporated that look into the big day. I wasn’t surprised that they were able to perfectly mix in luscious greens and a touch of industrial to create the perfect atmosphere for their wedding day.