Ellie and Drew’s romantic garden wedding at the Cleveland Botanical Garden was nothing short of perfect. The air was soft and warm. Their families were happy and supportive. Their friends were fun and excited for them.
From the moment Drew walked up to the front door of Ellie’s house to see her for the first time that day, it was obvious these two are so completely in love. Ellie lit up when she saw him, and the quiet joy on his face was beautiful to see.
Even after spending hours taking photos all over town, talking, kissing, reveling in the moment…when Drew saw Ellie descending the stairs at CBG, he teared up.
And while the day was a celebration of their love, I also saw the proud-happy-sad-bittersweet-loving looks on Ellie’s parents’ faces when they watched her walk away with Drew to the altar. It reminded me that weddings are about love, and starting a life with someone. They’re also about two families coming together. So many different layers. So many different kinds of love to photograph.
I kept quiet and hid behind my camera. Here are some of my favorite images from this romantic, emotional wedding….
Congratulations Ellie and Drew!