Natalie and Tom’s Fun Filled, Beautiful Wedding in Canton, Reception Followed at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Natalie and Tom’s wedding day promised to be a fun one. When Natalie filled out the wedding planner she wrote: “The wedding party consists of wild, fun-loving, athletic drinkers and a mix of Canadians and Americans.” Oh yes!
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I love it when past clients share me with their friends and when attendees of weddings I’ve photographed choose us – it’s
the greatest compliment! Natalie was a bridesmaid at another wedding I photographed (Katie and Sam).
Katie and Sam are a great couple and it was wonderful to see them again.
Their wedding was also full of fun-loving athletic drinkers, although no Canadians.
Natalie and Tom met in Las Vegas during the bachelor/bachelorette party for Katie and Sam.
They kept in touch and love blossomed, now a few years later here they are creating a new family.
In this blog post enjoy Natalie and Tom and their wedding party getting ready for the big day and the ceremony.
Check back very soon for the portraits and reception at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.
We captured some really wonderful moments and are excited to share them!
Natalie and the bridesmaids were at the St. George Romanian Catholic Cathedral in Canton
and after just a few minutes they had her dress laced up perfectly. She looked stunning.
Tom and his groomsmen were getting ready at the Hilton Garden Inn near the Akron-Canton Airport.
Tom and the guys were very friendly and a lot of fun.
They had an instructional video to help them with the pocket squares. Interested in how to properly rock a pocket square?
Check out the ArtOf Manliness.com. Not sure if this was the video they used, and they
certainly looked great – got me curious to know how to do it myself.
Tom and his parents Donna and Dieter travelled from Calgary, a beautiful city in Canada (in the province of Alberta) for the wedding.
Mercer ranked Calgary as the world’s top eco-city for 2010. And the latest 2012 and 2013 report from the Economist
Intelligence Unit said Calgary was tied for fifth-best place, with Adelaide, to live in the world.
I need to visit Calgary!
Father Meredith walked Natalie down the aisle.
The Very Reverend Father Ovidiu Marginean said anything in front of the sanctuary was fine for photos and to feel free to move
around during the service. This allowed me to cover their ceremony from many angles
and make great images of the Byzantine Catholic wedding ceremony.
Thank you Reverend!
In the Orthodox tradition, the wedding ceremony is actually two services in one. The first, which is the briefer of the two,
is the Service of Betrothal, during which the rings are exchanged. The second, the Service of Crowning,
is longer and includes many prayers offered for the couple, the crowning of the bride and groom
in marriage, sharing of the common cup and the celebrational procession around the table.
Loved the bridesmaids dresses – aren’t they gorgeous?!
The rings are blessed by the priest who takes them in his hand and, making the sign of the cross over the heads of bride and groom.
The service of the Crowning, which follows, is the climax of the Wedding service. The crowns are signs of the glory
and honor with which God crowns them during the Mystery.
The wedding procession is led by the priest around the sacramental table, during which the priest leads the couple three times
as they take their first steps together as husband and wife.
The removal of the crowns and the final blessing, in which all gathered wish the couple many years of blessings.
(For more info on this ceremony please visit my source of information: www.kurskroot.com/orthodox_wedding.html)
– Scott Shaw Photo | Cleveland Wedding Photographer