Stambaugh Auditorium Youngstown Ohio Wedding

It's always such a pleasure to receive an email from a long-time fan! Angela had been following us for some time, so when it came to planning her own wedding - Roth Weddings was a natural choice! Blogging and posting images, you're never sure who is seeing your work, but when you get emails like the one we received from Angela, it makes it all worth the effort!

We had the privilege of photographing Angela and Matt's engagement session in downtown Pittsburgh, about a year after they booked their Stambaugh Auditorium Youngstown Ohio wedding with us. Amanda's sister had been living in Pittsburgh for three years and it was so fun to get to explore the downtown area for a portrait session. Angela has a great eye for locations and recommended Melon Park. As soon as Nathan and I saw it, we knew we'd probably get sucked in for hours shooting and not want to stop - which is exactly what happened! Unfortunately (or should we say, fortunately?) It started to softly rain bringing the remainder of our session to a rapid halt. Getting to know both Angela and Matt in Pittsburgh was just the spark we always love to have in igniting our excitement for their wedding day and igniting their excitement too!

Angela is a very talented graphic designer, so naturally, her beautiful wedding invitations came from her studio, but everything else was curated beautifully both by Angela an The Party People who we have had the privilege of working with on two other occasions at The Stambaugh Auditorium. From the beginning of the day to the very end, each detail was carefully thought about and executed in the most seamless an professional manner. Pat Butto and her team are always excellent! The stunning florals by Joe Mineo Creative were the perfect elegant touch to an already timeless day!

Angela and Matt, you both are just the best! We love you guys and know that your life will follow how beautifully it all began, thanks for bringing us along!

This Classic wedding couldn't have been possible without these awesome vendors:

Wedding Planner: Patt Butto - The Party People | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Stambaugh Auditorium Youngstown Ohio | Invitations: Angela Pro Design | Wedding Dress: Babette's | Bridesmaid Dresses: After Six - Bella Bridesmaids | Jewelry: Etsy | Hair & Makeup: Color Vanity by Lucia | Suites: Joseph Abbhound - Men's Warehouse | Florist: Something New - Joe Mineo Creative | Cake: Nemenz Bakery | Caterer: Leo's Ristorante | Music: Pittsburgh Digital DJ's

The Lake Club Poland Ohio Wedding

The Lake Club in Poland Ohio is one of the most beautiful country clubs because of its incredible lake views! When Sarah contacted us inquiring about wedding photography and we learned that she and Clint were planning a wedding at The Lake Club we immediately smiled. Along with the view, the staff is wonderful to work with and every wedding we have shot there has been the perfect combination of elegance and ease. That is exactly how I would describe Sarah and Clint's love, elegant and full of ease.

Sarah and Clint's wedding day began at home surrounded by family and friends. Sarah comes from a large family an having so many helping hands and joy-filled eyes around as everyone prepared for the day is always fun to photograph. From the sweet bridesmaid gift Sarah gave her friends to the stunning Tiffany jewelry Clint gifted Sarah, the morning wedding preparation was filled with much love an emotion. Arriving at Saint Dominic's, a beautiful cathedral style Catholic church, the emotions once again flowed as Sarah and her dad prepared to walk down the aisle. Feeling that tension in the air always makes us excited as we experience the formality of an elegant wedding ceremony. Sarah and Clint's wedding was in the perfect keeping of a traditional wedding but was softened by the warm love they had for each other as well as many many friends and family that surrounded them on their wedding day!

The formality of the ceremony didn't dampen the celebration, and in fact, probably heightened it, for as soon as we arrived at The Lake Club, the bubbly was popped, the cigars were lit, and the laughing began! It truly was a celebration to remember as we took a few more portraits, we couldn't help but notice that we had no trouble getting Sarah and Clint to laugh and relax, it just came naturally! Finishing off the evening with one of the most authentic sounding live bands we have ever heard (seriously, we requested their card after that evening's performance!) Sarah and Clint's wedding was a perfect combination of their love, steeped in tradition, family, and light-hearted laughter!

Thank you both for inviting us to capture your love and the joy of your family all coming around to cheer you on as you continue your journey together! We loved every minute of your gorgeous day and hope you'll cherish these memories with generations to come!

This day was made possible by these amazing vendors:

Wedding Planner: Kellie Davis & JoAnn Yova - The Lake Club | Ceremony Venue: St. Dominic's Catholic Church | Reception Venue: The Lake Club | Invitations: City Printing | Wedding Dress: The Bridal Beginning | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jacqueline's | Jewelry: Tiffany | Hair: Panache Salon | Suites: Rondinelli Tuxedo | Florist: Wild Flower Cove | Cake: The Dutch Haus | Caterer: The Lake Club | Music: The Sensations

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

Sheraton Suites Akron Cuyahoga Falls Ohio Wedding

Amber and Nick had been best friends for a long time before he popped the question, so it was easy to feel like both sides of the family were already part of one big happy family throughout the wedding day. When they opened each other's gift to one another, or the moment Amber began to walk down the aisle, the tears of joy were flowing from Amber AND Nick! Their ceremony was filled with laughter and warm familiarity with one another, and the celebrating that began as soon as cocktail hour started lasted long into the evening when Swensens, an Akron tradition, and family favorite, stopped by for an after-tizer.

Amber was probably one of the most organized brides we have ever worked with! She knew exactly what she wanted (complete with lists) and she rocked every last detail! Amber and Nick's wedding was all at Sheraton Suites Akron Cuyahoga Falls, so it was much easier to accomplish a list of shots when there was time to photograph them! Not having to run from ceremony venue, to portrait location, to reception venue can save time on a wedding day and also helps the coordination of the day run smoothly without a wedding planner. We loved all of Amber and Nick's Kate Spade inspired bright color choices!  On a side note: the staff at the Sheraton Suites Akron Cuyahoga Falls is wonderful!

The warm mid-day sun made Amber's colors just pop during outdoor portraits, and the Sheraton property provided lots of modern backdrops for more formal shots inside. Photography in an around such a large venue meant that we could enjoy a relaxed pace for portraits while still capturing everything on Amber's list. The stunning crystal chandeliers and uplighting really illuminated the reception in such an elegant way. At the end of the evening, we snuck out of the reception for some last-minute portraits with the sun setting. It is so fun to take little breaks throughout the day for pictures because the light is truly different outside as the day progresses and it's possible to have such a lovely variety of portraits (if the schedule permits)!

Thank you both for such a gorgeous wedding and for giving us the privilege of capturing your special day!

Amber and Nick's Sheraton wedding was brought to you by these amazing vendors:

Wedding Planner: Amber Slezak Hobbs | Ceremony Venue & Reception Venue: Sheraton Suites Akron Cuyahoga Falls | Invitations: Paper Trails | Wedding Dress: Henri's Cloud Nine | Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal | Jewelry: McDonnell & Bracken & Stonebrook | Hair & Makeup: Sam Wanna Salon | Suites: Men's Warehouse | Florist: Reilly's Originals | Cake: The Bake Shop in Ghent | Cake Topper: Feats of Clay | Caterer: Sheraton Suites Akron Cuyahoga Falls & Swensons | Music: Sound Precision Entertainment

Brookside Farm Louisville Ohio Wedding

One of our favorite engagement session was Jenny and Chris's engagement session in Kent Ohio! We love it when couples, although sometimes shy around the camera, are sweet and very much in love when we ask them to focus on each other and pretend we aren't there. This is very much how Jenny and Chris are. We can definitely relate as we prefer being behind the camera, but it's always easier to look into the eyes of the one you love and remember how the story all started and feel that spark again! Whenever we asked Jenny and Chris to look at each other, immediately they relaxed into a warm familiarity with each other, which you can definitely pick up on in every image.

Jenny was the wedding coordinator and having had a wedding ourselves, being your own wedding coordinator is no easy task. The wedding had so many beautiful details and ran so smoothly that I am absolutely certain Jenny could be a wedding coordinator for a living should she ever want to! Everything seemed to run without a hitch, at least from our perspective, and the wedding party and everyone involved in the making of the day seemed relaxed and truly enjoying themselves through all the portraits and even the formality of the ceremony, it was all so perfect!

Having the privilege of shooting our third wedding at Brookside Farm, the venue never disappoints as far as rolling country views, farm animals, old historic buildings, and quaint locations like the covered bridge for portraits. We always know that whenever we're invited back to Brookside, we will have no problem coming up with the perfect backdrop for pictures! Although the day was rather warm, the slight breeze made the hours we spent shooting around the property very enjoyable and Jenny and Chris's wedding party a pleasure to work with, and so fun! Shooting at a venue where the ceremony and reception are at the same location always makes for a more relaxed wedding day, and we think that's exactly what Jenny and Chris were planning for, and they very much succeeded!

Jenny and Chris, we couldn't have been more delighted to be a part of your wedding day! Thank you for inviting us to be a part of your celebration and the opportunity to capture so many beautiful portraits for you to cherish and memories to help you celebrate your love for years to come!

This incredible wedding day was made possible by:

Wedding Planner: Jenny Chapman Hodge | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Brookside Farm | Invitations: Nadine Chapman | Wedding Dress: Abbotts Bridal |Bridesmaid Dresses: Abbotts Bridal | Shoes: Marshalls | Jewelry: Nordstrom Rack & Francescas | Hair: Styles by Sami & Sophia Jaxon Hair Studio | Suites: Kohls | Florist: Cora Dowey & Cheryl Burns | Cake: Bittersweets | Caterer: Taste of Excellence | Music: Step 2 Entertainment