Museum of Art Cleveland Wedding
Michelle and Will’s Museum of Art Cleveland Wedding was timeless!
Please enjoy, Scott Shaw Photo | Cleveland Wedding Photographer
I met the couple at a nearby hotel where they were getting ready together.
Michelle: “We chose to forego traditional bridal parties, and we are still so happy with that
decision. Weddings are a huge commitment for people and we wanted our guests to focus on enjoying themselves
and celebrating with us. We also wanted the day to be as stress free as possible for us! Getting ready together
kind of just came naturally given that decision.
“With the structure of our day, we would be seeing each other before the ceremony for pictures
anyway, since there really was no break between our ceremony and reception – and we aren’t very traditional
anyway! We thought about it and decided it would be so nice to have that time, just us, to get ready and try
to relax before the day got hectic. We really hope we have some nice, intimate pictures of just the two of us
from that time in the hotel.”
I think they do and after that we went to the Cuyahoga County Courthouse for an hour of portrait
time. I’m so glad they chose this as it’s always fun to see what I can create with the couple there. It did
seem less rushed since we didn’t have a wedding party with us and I could focus on photos of Michelle and Will. This
allowed us to do some fun things like you’ll see below where I got them to lay on the ground with the spiral
staircase surrounding them. Luckily there was a tablecloth nearby we borrowed to keep their clothes clean!
Michelle: “The whole wedding day experience was wonderful and went more smoothly than either of
us could have ever hoped for. Every single one of our vendors did their part in making it such a great
experience. We chose the Cleveland Museum of Art because it is an absolutely gorgeous space and offered
everything we were looking for in a venue. Will wasn’t super on board with the idea initially, but once
we toured and found out everything they offered, it was the obvious choice.
“Since the wedding, people have been super complimentary of everything – the food, venue, band,
flowers and especially the photo from the thank you card. Some have even said it was the best
Bezbatchenko wedding to date, which is no small feat. We would not have changed a thing about the entire day!”
The couple looked at their reception signing album I created from their engagement session.
We did an engagement photo in the freezing winter with a foot of snow so I thought it would
be fun to return on a warmer day. You can find that photo and others in a link at the end of this post.
The guests arrived and entered the Cleveland Museum of Art atrium.
The Anthurium flower was used in multiple ways for the wedding including on this cake by West Side Bakery.
Kathryn, Colin and Emy danced it up all night.
The Grand Avenue Band was a vibe!
Anna did the necktie limbo.
Will’s Great Aunt Mary got a booty bump from her grandson Tim.
Riley, Madison and Natalie enjoyed being on the psychedelic dance floor.
Michelle and Will’s engagement here:
Officiant: Beth Bennett
Ceremony: Cleveland Museum of Art
Reception: Cleveland Museum of Art
Catering: Bon Appetit
Band: Grand Avenue
Cake: West Side Bakery
Florist: Dietz Floral Studio
Dress: KR Bridal and Tailoring
Engagement Rings: Taylor Made Jewelry
Wedding bands: Taylor Made Jewelry
Hair: Adiagio (Tammy Nemchev and Darlene Moneypenny)
Makeup: Mira Hair and Body Studio
Linens etc.: Event Source
Lights: Rock the House
Assistant: Amy Kuntz
Thank you for viewing this Museum of Art Cleveland wedding,
– Scott Shaw Photo | Cleveland Wedding Photographer