Cleveland Farm Wedding in Geagua County
Ashley and Matt’s Cleveland farm wedding was all about family and friends. They couldn’t have done it without them.
Please enjoy, Scott Shaw Photo | Cleveland Wedding Photographer
Ashley and her mother Susannah created the entire wedding venue from scratch. It was located at the
Elm Hill Tree Farm aka the Kundtz Family Farm outside Chesterland in Geauga County. Okay so not
technically a Cleveland farm wedding but it was less than an hour from Cleveland. Plus I’m a
Cleveland wedding photographer so let’s say that counts for Google’s search engine.
I’m going to let Ashley talk for awhile about the day: “Thursday before the wedding they were calling
for 100% chance of rain for Saturday and on Friday it went down to 90%. I was nervous about the
rain at an outdoor wedding. On Friday we went through the rehearsal at the Kundtz farm and
immediately after it monsooned. Thank god the rehearsal dinner and welcome party at Great Lakes
Brewery was inside. I was so nervous about the whole field being ruined. The next morning I got
to the venue around 8 am and to my surprise everything held up pretty well. I was sledge hammering
down tent stakes in my bridal robe for a while because the ground got so wet.”
“The day was chaos, but in the best way. Everyone running around helping and getting everything together.
The vases that were used on all the tables were the same vases that my mom used at my parents
wedding (she also did the flowers for her own wedding).”
“My mom’s mom wore the same dress to our wedding that she did to my parents wedding 31 years ago. My
most emotional moment before walking down the aisle was seeing my dad for the first time in my wedding dress.”
“The venue was at MaryBeth and Kirk Kundtz farm and my parents best friends. I grew up coming here with
my family all the time. Some of my best memories are swimming in the pond, BBQs, parties, holidays,
etc. at their house. I have always known that I wanted to get married there so when we asked them,
they couldn’t be more happy to have Matt and I get married at their house.”
Doesn’t this sound like the perfect spot for their wedding? And it was.
A few more fun facts from the day:
• they had confetti cannons for people to set off as they walked down the aisle at the end. One person
was so excited with the responsibility they set it off BEFORE the ceremony.
• Flower girl Lola and her brother Emerson are the two that Ashley used to nanny for and the reason
she moved to Houston. She gave Lola a handkerchief that said “Lola today you carry a basket of flowers,
one day it will be a bouquet. Here is something old to carry on your wedding day” Love Matt and Ashley.
She didn’t know her grandmother would give her one too.
• “My maternal grandmother Charlotte gave me the handkerchief to use as my “something old”. It was her
something old at her wedding, her mother’s something at her wedding and her mother’s mothers something
old. Its been in our family for over 100 years.”
• The Chuppah was made by her Aunt Debbie. “She made it a few years ago out of my grandma and great aunt’s
wedding dresses. It started a new tradition in our family. Every Apple girl will use it on their wedding day.
My cousin Brynne and her husband Nick were the first to use it on their wedding day in 2015.”
Enjoy this Cleveland farm wedding (in Geauga county)!
Flowers: All flowers were done by my mom Susannah Apple.
Cake: The main cake was done by a friend Emily Shumaker-Chupp, the Cubs cake was by Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes in Rocky River
Dress: Blush by Hayley Paige
Suits: Calvin Klein
DJ: CLE Music Group with Chris Wallace
Chairs/Tent/Lines/Tables: ABC Rental
Catering: Marigold Catering
Makeup: Makeup By Madison
Assistant: Ryan Durdella
Thank you for viewing this Cleveland farm wedding in Geauga County,
– Scott Shaw Photo | Cleveland Wedding Photographer