A Landerhaven Wedding with Alyssa and Evan

Alyssa and Evan’s wedding at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio was a day to remember. Featured on Boutique Bridal Book CLE, this classic black and white themed wedding was everything you could hope for in a wedding. The details were gorgeous, the dress was stunning, the flowers were out of this world, and the weather did more than cooperate. But all of that was a tiny side note to the space between Evan and Alyssa. That space sparkled and glowed with a love that encompassed everyone present that day. When two people are connected the way Evan and Alyssa are, everything just falls into place. (Ok, ok…and when you have a kickass wedding planner and a vendor team who knows what they’re doing.)

Alyssa’s and Evan’s families have been friends for years, so they’ve known each other for decades. They saw each other at family events, weddings, bar mitzvahs, and never left the friend zone. But something clicked in 2014, when they bumped into each other at a wedding in Minneapolis. They realized they wanted to see more of each other. A lot more. Even though Evan was in Chicago, and Alyssa was in New York, they made it work. Eventually, they traveled to Ireland for a 4-day vacation, where Evan surprised Alyssa with a ring and a proposal.

Which brings us back to Landerhaven. Alyssa slipped into her Lela Rose gown with the help of her mother and sister, and her future mother-in-law. The day was steeped in family and tradition, and it was beautiful to see. Her father cried the happiest of tears when he saw her for the first time that day. And when she and Evan saw each other for their first look, it was magical.

We took an epic wedding party portrait in the Atrium at Landerhaven with the bridesmaids, groomsmen, and the seven couples who would do the seven blessings during their ceremony. From there, we went to the Cleveland Museum of Art for their bridal portraits.

After they signed the ketubah, it was time for the wedding ceremony. Evan beamed as he walked down the aisle with his parents. Alyssa radiated happiness when her parents met her halfway down the aisle, and walked her to Evan . I almost cried when her father kissed her before giving her hand to Evan. But the tears disappeared as I watched them circle each other, smiling the entire time. To be in the presence of such love is a beautiful privilege. I freaking love my job. Scroll down to see some highlights from Alyssa and Evan’s elegant black and white wedding at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Landerhaven wedding party. Classic black and white themed wedding with seven blessings speakers included in wedding party. Photo taken at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Evan and Alyssa smiling for their wedding portrait outside the Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland, Ohio.

Landerhaven bride detail shot of her ring. Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Alyssa’s something blue, sewn into her wedding dress, photographed at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Groomsmen admire Evan’s new watch, given to him by Alyssa on their wedding day at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Father of the bride smiling in anticipation of his first look at his daughter on her wedding day at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Father daughter first look in the Atrium at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Alyssa’s father sees her for the first time on her wedding day.

First look in the Atrium at Landerhaven. Evan waiting to see Alyssa for the first time on their wedding day. The anticipation was palpable.

Groom’s reaction during first look. Pretty sure Alyssa knocked his socks off ūüôā

First look at Landerhaven. Bride and groom share an intimate moment before the happy chaos of their wedding day ensues.

Bride and groom hold hands during their first look at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Chuppah in the Grand Ballroom at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Flower detail on chuppah designed by Pieter Bouterse at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

chairs set for wedding guests in the ballroom at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Groom hugs his father before stepping under the chuppah to wait for his bride at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Groom and father of the bride wait under the chuppah for the bride to walk down the aisle. Evan and Bob both smile when Alyssa appears at the top of the aisle.

Bride’s parents walk her down the aisle on her wedding day at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Bride cries as her father kisses her before handing her over to her groom. Alyssa held back tears as her father lifted her veil to kiss her cheek before handing her over to Evan at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Bride reaches for her groom’s hand as her father moves her veil, and her mother looks on. Alyssa reaches for Evan’s hand, as her father replaces her veil after kissing her. Photo taken at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Jewish bride circles her groom at her wedding ceremony. Alyssa smiled as she circled Evan in front of the chuppah.

Jewish groom circles his bride at their wedding ceremony. Evan couldn’t keep his eyes off of Alyssa as he orbited her in front of their chuppah at their wedding ceremony in Landerhaven, in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Jewish wedding ceremony at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Alyssa and Evan under the chuppah at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Groom stomps on the glass at the end of his wedding ceremony at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Evan and Alyssa kiss under the chuppah at their wedding ceremony in Landerhave in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Blush pink ombre cake by Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

White and green floral table scape designed by Pieter Bouterse at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Landerhaven wedding in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Landerhaven wedding reception in the Grand Ballroom. Floral design by Pieter Bouterse.

Classic black and white wedding with floral design by Pieter Bouterse

White rose centerpiece at Landerhaven wedding, designed by Pieter Bouterse.

Nighttime wedding portrait of Alyssa and Evan at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Evan about to kiss Alyssa right before their wedding reception at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Evan and Alyssa share an intimate moment before their wedding reception at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Groom steals one more kiss before he goes into wedding reception at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Nighttime shot of a bride and groom kissing against an indigo sky at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Alyssa and Evan’s first dance at Landerhaven

Bride and groom’s first dance at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Mother-son dance at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Father daughter dance. Alyssa and her father, Bob, had an epic father-daughter dance at Landerhaven.

Father daughter dance.

Hora! ūüôā

Evan and Alyssa holding onto the cloth during the Hora at their Landerhaven wedding reception.

Alyssa and Evan cut their ombre wedding cake, and feed each other a piece of cake.

Congratulations Alyssa and Evan!

Vendors:

Officiants: Rabbi Rick Block, Rabbi Rosette Haim, Cantor Kathy Sebo

Wedding Planner: Tricia Dever, Always Eventful

Florist: Pieter Bouterse Studio

Venue: Landerhaven

Band: The Element, Cleveland Music Group

Videographer: Just Hitched Films

Cake: Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes

Hair: Funke Hair Body & Soul

Makeup: Ramona Dauksa Studio

Gown: Lela Rose “The Theater,”¬†with Legends Romona Keveza lace jacket, both from¬†Something White, A Bridal Boutique

Tuxedos: Joseph A. Banks

Invitations: Invitations & Calligraphy by Sally Bram 

Rings: IMG Jewelers

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