Jessica & Sean | 11-8-2014

Jessica and Sean’s wedding was an extra special one for me. Jess and I have been good friends since high school and it was such an honor to be a part of her big day. She is one of the sweetest, funniest, most caring and most fun-loving people I know and I was so happy when I saw that she had found her “perfect guy” in Sean :)

I am so happy for these two. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful – the outpouring of love and emotion was overwhelming. Such a great couple right here :)

Photography was done by the American Wedding Group. I loved how they caught this picture with all of the “bubbles” when they came out of the church as Mr. and Mrs. O’Grady!

The reception was held at St. Clarence Pavilion in North Olmsted, Ohio. When you walked into the venue, there was a cute “happily ever after” chalkboard sign and then these awesome place card displays!

The guests names were all handwritten on tiny, ribbon-strung wood discs and the table number was written on the backside. So adorable.

The details of this wedding were all so pretty and personalized – burlap table cloths with poems and quotes on them, vintage frames with pictures of Jess and Sean, wooden slab table centerpieces, and many other decorative pieces that really added to the elegant rustic theme of the reception

I took these pictures the evening before the wedding. It was really neat to be at the venue by myself for a little bit – I got to really “take in” all of the details, pray for my sweet friend and enjoy the quiet time before the big party…

Since the wedding was in Ohio, there was a lot of careful planning that had to be done in order to not only transport this wedding cake, but also be able to finish it at the venue.

The final guest count was 273! (We did a 3-tier cake for display and sheet cakes for the remaining servings) The cake traveled over 300 miles…and I was so happy (and relieved!) that everything came together perfectly :)

Once everything was decorated and I had the wedding cake finished, my sister came by to do some photographing :)

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This made the entire thing even more special, that my sister was able to photograph my cake. She did such a great job with these shots and I am so excited to share them…

She even got one of me with the cake :)

Here are some pictures the photographer got of Jess and Sean cutting and eating the cake :)

Congratulations, Jess and Sean! Thank you so much for the opportunity to make your cake and be a part of your big day. I am so happy for you both and wish you many many blessings. Being married to your best friend is so special and I am so happy you two get to experience that joy and love in your new journey together :)

(Another shot here by their photographer – aren’t they stunning?!)

Jess made for such a gorgeous bride :)

Thank you also to my sister, Marissa, for capturing these beautiful pictures of the cake! I hope some day we can work together more often ;) … To see more of her work, you can check out her Marissa Kristyne Photography page on facebook!