Thorncreek Winery Aurora Ohio Wedding

The intimate setting of Thorncreek Winery’s wedding venue is the perfect location for an elegant evening summer wedding! We’ve enjoyed shooting at Thorncreek on multiple occasions and every time we go there we are always surprised at the improvements Thorncreek has made to their facility and grounds. Every year it gets better and better! JoEllen and Matt chose Thorncreek because of it’s convenient location to family an friends. At the time of their wedding, they were both living in Virginia but planned on an Ohio wedding where they are both originally from. JoEllen is an avid marathon runner. Matt literally ran after her as he became interested in running because that is what JoEllen did. As an accountant, Matt wasn’t necessarily interested in athletic activities, but that changed as he got to know JoEllen and became determined to catch her attention. He succeeded in chasing her down, and eventually, to the altar for a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception at Thorncreek.

The jovial wedding party was one of our favorite parts of the day. They seemed determined to keep the day light-hearted an fun. JoEllen and Matt chose the perfect friends to surround themselves with on their wedding day. From gag gifts to inside jokes, it was obvious that these people were very present and happy to be a part of Joellen and Matt’s celebration! It started in the wine cellar, surrounded by barrels of aged vino and open bottles of chardonnay. Each of JoEllen’s bridesmaids contributed to her getting ready and really helped her feel relaxed an ease her pre-ceremony jitters.

After the ceremony, we had a few moments for pictures around Thorncreek’s gorgeous landscaped grounds. The sun was setting, and we made sure and use the last of the warm summer light before the sky covered itself in starlight. JoEllen had had a dream to set off lanterns during her reception in celebration of their wedding. Once the sun had set, one lantern was successfully lit and JoEllen and Matt launched it into the night sky before returning to the reception. Dinner was catered by their favorite restaurant, signature cocktails were brought out hours after dinner had ended, and everyone enjoyed Handels Icecream pops catered for a sweet treat. With every detail, JoEllen and Matt curated a perfect celebration to offer those people who had invested in them the most. It truly was a magical night.

Thank you both for your thoughtful attention to details and willingness to follow us “just over there” for the perfect portrait. Your ease and flexibility only highlighted your lovely wedding celebration.

This sweet summer wedding couldn’t have been possible without these awesome vendors:

Wedding Planner: Tawny Criblez – Thorncreek Winery | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Thorncreek Winery | Invitations: Basic Invite | Wedding Dress: Elegance by Roya | Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew | Jewelry: Family Heirlooms | Hair & Makeup: Salon Patrick | Suites: Men’s Warehouse | Florist: Breezewood Gardens | Cake: Casa Dolce Bakery | Caterer: Hudson’s Restaurant | Music: Beach Boyz Entertainment