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Have you ever wondered why summer is considered to be the best season to get married by so many couples around the world? From fresh seasonal floral blooms that set a romantic tone to everything that comes in the way to the yummy light snacks and reception bite options that can make your guests feel refreshed, summer is undoubtedly a glorious season to get hitched. When the days become extended and the sun takes longer to set, couples are allowed to bask in the warm romance of summer nights and bring in all the beautiful summer wedding ideas to play, which can cast a whimsical spell on everything ranging from the wedding decor to the intimate outdoor wedding settings.
You can deal with the soaring temperatures of the summer season during your wedding by keeping several tips and tricks in mind. Ways to keep your guests cool during summer weddings can range from giving away sunglasses and parasols as guest favor ideas to installing ice cream carts and gelato stations. But nothing takes away from the beauty that summer weddings entail. From indulging in creative summer cocktail ideas like setting up sangria stations and serving edible flower-garnished cosmos to bringing in green wedding ideas to channelize your love for the planet, the season of summer can give you the options of having the best of indoor and outdoor wedding settings all at once. The perfect guide to host a summer wedding starts with choosing a soothing summer color palette for a completely natural and unfussy look at the wedding celebration.
The choice of a summer wedding color palette goes a long way in setting the right chord for your wedding when it comes to building an elevated ambiance, where your guests can relax and unwind. From poppy and refreshing spring wedding ideas continuing to make its presence felt through wedding floral details to the dreamy and romantic wedding colors consisting of beige, ivory, cream, blush, and light gray, romantic ideas for summer weddings are not only endless but also continue to evolve every year with more and more creative couples juicing out their artistic and poetic minds to their wedding details.
Just like that, in the early summer of 2019, we came across an incredibly dreamy couple who not only cast a romantic spell on our Cleveland wedding photographers but also captured our hearts with their summery wedding aesthetics. Sherman and Ellie, our elegant couple from Cleveland took us on a timeless spin of immaculately dreamy wedding backdrop, set in the suburb of Berlin, which is located just 90 minutes from Cleveland. We loved how this poetic couple chose their setting for starting their “forever,” and the choice spoke volumes about their aesthetic and creative personalities. They showed us how humans are happier and stronger, only when together. Ellie and Sherman are two beautiful souls who make a joyful and unbeatable team together. As a toast to this team, they were joined by more players on their wedding day and the results were magical. Our wedding photography session in Cleveland remains a testament to this historic day. Let us look at the wedding portraits showered in a light cream and black detailed wedding on a bright summer day.
The day started early with getting-ready photos. Our professional wedding photographers in and around Cleveland started their journey with detailed shots of all the big and small wedding details laid thoughtfully across the wedding venue in the Cleveland suburbs. The wedding dress was photographed by hanging it in front of neutral-colored backdrops and maple wooden flooring. The bride posed right next to her wedding gown and it emotionally symbolized her first steps towards a brand-new life. As a new beginning awaits Ellie, her gang of best friends came together to prepare her for this big day. Dressed up in powder blue wrap-styled satin gowns, they posed for beautiful portraits during their bridesmaid photography session with Ellie in the middle who was wearing a similar wrap-style satin gown but in crisp white color. The finishing touches to the bride were done as she wore a chic bridal look for her big day. Glamorous bridal portraits were taken at the spacious bridal lounge at Encore Hall Wedding Venue in Berlin, Ohio.
The grand staircase spoke elegance and sheer chicness as a backdrop for the beautiful bridesmaids’ portrait session right before the wedding ceremony. This is when the she-gang of the chic wedding party came in front of the camera as a team, and it was a sheer delight for our fashionista hearts! Our stunning bride Ellie donned a sweeping A-line train wedding dress that swept the grounds wherever she went like a magical dream. This romantic wedding dress featured plunging V-necklines on both sides and with illusion details in the front. It featured sleek sleeves and came with silver embroidered belt details that accentuated and hugged her at the right places. The cathedral-length veil tucked on her neatly side-parted hair looked ethereal, which again was tucked into a low chignon bun, making her look like a muse. She was absolutely radiant and calm all day long!
The summer bridal bouquet that Ellie carried with her pretty wedding gown elevated her vintage bridal look even more. The white and mauve bunches of big roses were elegantly tucked together with a lot of greenery. Her gang of bridesmaids looked charming in their color-coordinated neutral bridesmaid dresses. These dark cream bridesmaid dresses were sweeping maxi lengths with fit and flare details. They had ruffled and plunging necklines. The bridesmaids’ bouquets were similar to the bride’s that made the summer colors of their bouquets pop against their neutral-colored dresses.
Our dashing groom Sherman wore a classic black two-piece suit with satin lapels and a crisp white shirt. The elegant black-tie suiting came into play as he wore a jet black satin bow and a white rose boutonniere along with a pair of black formal shoes. The handsome groomsmen aced their black-tie look with exactly similar outfits as that of Sherman. They too wore black formal suits with rose boutonnieres and black satin bows. The wedding gang came prepared for memorable wedding portraits, and it showed.
Right from the beginning when the bridesmaids posed under the sunlit settings of the wedding venue to the time they posed with their fellow groomsmen near the sparkling pond, every single portrait of this Cleveland wedding photography session stood as proof of good and detailed wedding planning by this stunning couple. The wedding ceremony at this suburban Cleveland wedding venue began at the beautiful 16,000 square-foot event center that features rustic decor, exposed beams lit with modern wall sconces, fireplaces, and round reception seating arrangements, which was attached to a 20-foot-high atrium-style lobby complete with soft seating. The choice of the chic wedding color palette came into the display as the reception decor was draped in black and dark cream linens. The modern wedding color palette choice popped with beautiful DIY-inspired green centerpieces and white china. The wedding ceremony was brilliantly decorated with a tall mahogany rectangle frame installation draped in crisp white curtains.
Our beautiful bride Ellie was walked to the altar by her father, and the precious moments were captured in elegant father-daughter portraits that made everyone around them swoon. As the couple exchanged their wedding vows and promised a lifetime partnership with each other, and vowed to be true to each other in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, the emotionally stirring wedding portraits captured by our professional and affordable wedding photographers in Cleveland remained as an unshakable attestation.
After the grand wedding ceremony exit by the newlyweds, the wedding party regrouped for an efficient round of family photos. The groomsmen photography session was brilliantly captured against the lush green backdrops. The on-site pond of this wedding venue in the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country shone like a bright jewel in the wedding photography session. It was situated in a lush valley, surrounded by trees and blue skies. From the tall towering trees at a distance and the dramatic blue sky to the sparkling pond and the lusciously landscaped grass, everything came together to give way to an elegant group photography session of the bridesmaids and groomsmen who shortly joined in the newlyweds.
We were able to sneak outside with our “just married” couple for a few photos after the ceremony to utilize the dramatic cloudy sky and breathtaking scenery surrounding them. We made our way through the lawn for couple portraits of Ellie and Sherman as they stopped and kissed each other in front of the sparkling waterfront and the ethereal scenery filled with endless greenery and sunshine. The golden hour couple portraits with the dramatic sky featuring gray and tangerine clouds stole our hearts the most as the overcast skies dawdled over the couple with a warm glow making them pop in their couple photos during the sunset hour.
We truly loved how they chose this wedding venue away from the city humdrum of Cleveland. The suburb of Berlin, Ohio can be an ultimate getaway experience for you and your loved ones for the weekend. Located right at the heart of Amish Country, this wedding venue is surrounded by a rich dash of culture and homegrown food experience which can allow you to immerse yourself in the lap of nature, enjoy a little comfort homemade food, and find your bliss away from the everyday life in the city. Plan an engagement photography session in Cleveland with our team of professional photographers and visit these serene and picturesque locations with your beau to not only click beautiful photos but also take home precious moments as keepsakes like Sherman and Ellie.
Take a step back in time by starting the day by visiting the Boyd School in Holmes County, Ohio. It is a brick Italianate-style one-room schoolhouse built in 1889, and the red exposed brick walls along with the soaring gable roof can spell a dream to your Cleveland engagement portraits. You can also discover the historic treasures of the Amish and northern Appalachian people by visiting the Amish Country Byway as you meander through curves in a horse-drawn carriage over the hills of the pastoral countryside. Teleporting you to a bygone era, the Holmes County Open Air Art Museum is also an abundantly picturesque spot for clicking couple photos in the suburbs of Cleveland.
If not Amish Country or any other suburbs, you can visit the various photo spots of Cleveland to start your “forever” with memorable photos. Truly one of the most beautiful cities of Ohio, Cleveland is one of the most picturesque cities in the country for a reason. Representing modernization with a rustic and vintage flair, Cleveland is also home to a strong cultural melting pot, with theaters, museums, and a thriving social scene. From historic warehouses built into boutique hotels to sporting facilities in the waterfront spaces, there are so many things to do and places to visit in this photo-friendly city of Ohio. Our Cleveland engagement photographers tend to discover something new every time they go for a spin in capturing lovestruck couples on an incredible journey through the dreamy nooks and corners of this city.
Start your day by visiting the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and pose by the historic manuscript of “Purple Haze” written by Jimi Hendrix. If this historical treasure excited you already, then head to the Cleveland Museum of Art, surrounded by a strong collection of Americans dating back to the 1800s and medieval art from Europe and Asia. The rare and industrial-chic backdrops of West Side Market, dating back to 1927 and featuring a 137-foot-tall clock tower can sweep you off your feet too.
Whether you want to escape to the dreamy suburbs of Cleveland like Ellie and Sherman and bring in the magical charm of the countrysides to the wedding setting or you want to bask in the glow of the vintage cityscape of Cleveland, get started with our wedding and engagement photography services and take home keepsakes steeped in precious memories of your momentous day.