DeYor Performing Arts Center | Ohio Wedding Photographer

Today's beautiful wedding comes all the way from Ohio. Liv has been following this blog for a couple of months now, but it was only after she commented on this post that I checked out her blog, Then Comes Marriage. She had just posted pictures of her beautiful wedding and I was totally blown away...and inspired! I practically begged her to let me feature her wedding on here and lucky for us, she agreed! Here it is, folks. Don't cry like I did when you see how gorgeous these pictures are and how in love this couple is (not joking, I really did).

“Originally, we thought about doing an earthy, outdoor ceremony/reception. We also wanted our wedding to reflect us as a couple. Jared & I love vintage inspired everything, so we knew that our wedding had to be just that. With that in mind and with our date moving to February (freezing in Ohio!), we changed our plans! We found the perfect venue: A 1930s Warner Bros. Movie Theater where the symphony now plays. The minute we walked in, we knew it was us. My vision throughout the wedding process was a wintry, elegant and vintage celebration.”

“My dress ended up being the first dress I tried on! I walked into the boutique, told the lady what kind of wedding I was having and BAM! She whipped out the most beautiful dress! It’s a Symphony gown, which I saw as a sign since I was married at the symphony! No need to try any others on. It really was all that I ever imagined in my wedding dress! The color was perfect, the flow of it was dreamy and…man did it make my butt look GOOD!”

“We had tons of DIY projects! Jared is a photographer/graphic designer so he designed our invitations. Our centerpieces were made from sticks that I gathered in our backyard, then painted gold. We placed the sticks in clear vases and filled the bottom with stones that I also painted. Then, we tied a champagne ribbon around and voila-the prettiest centerpieces! We placed a few votive candles around the centerpiece to add a pretty glow. We wanted the centerpieces to be more simple because the ballroom was…well, a ballroom! It had so much detail and character; we didn’t want it to look too overdone. The branches fit the theme wonderfully and also kept some of the earthy feel I had originally wanted.” 

“We had collected various vintage cameras to scatter around the reception (Jared is a photographer) and had a 1940s typewriter for guests to write messages to us! Our programs were handmade, tied with twine, and placed in a vintage suitcase Jared bought me for my birthday! Another DIY project was our place cards for seating the guests. My aunt owns a frame shop and she let us borrow a huge antique frame from which we strung the place cards across with twine. Guests found their name, grabbed their card, and headed to their seats!”

“I wonder if it was just me, but I felt like everything was glowing a beautiful golden shimmer throughout the night. Almost as if I were in a dream! The Grand Ballroom just oozed out vintage goodness! We entered the reception down a beautiful staircase into a sea of family and friends smiling and cheering! The walls were dripping with ornate gold accents and from the intricate ceiling, hung incredibly beautiful chandeliers. Guests were seated on the mezzanine level of the ballroom and around the lower floor level. While we danced, they could look on from the balcony. It was a dreamy and magical reception that made me feel like I would walk outside and see the snowy streets lined with vehicles from the 1930s.” 

“I had typed out a sheet of various shots that I wanted for the day, but pretty much just wanted most things to be candid! Our photographers and videographer were amazing and basically just blended in with what was going on! I never felt like I was stopping to pose and faking a smile! We did however, only have about 25-30 minutes between the ceremony and reception to take posed pictures…that’s something I would have done different. I probably would have broken the rules and saw Jared before the wedding so that we could snag some more posed photos of the two of us!”

“Marrying my best friend was my favorite part of our wedding, of course…and seeing his face while I came down the aisle! It was the most magical day of my life! I can’t even pick a favorite part. I suppose if I had to though, it would be when my husband washed my feet during the ceremony. I’ve never experienced someone serving me with such love and humility. It was an amazing portrayal of what the love between a husband and a wife is supposed to be. On a less serious, side note…my feet hurt so bad from my shoe. That foot rub felt AWESOME!”

Such a beautiful celebration captured by Kairos Photography and Glimpses of Bella Photography! If you want to see more pictures of Liv and Jared's special day, click here. If that's not enough, you can also catch 23948572305 more images on their blog, Then Comes Marriage. I also put together a complete vendor list for you to review, too. 

I'm leaving you with the fantastic highlight video shot for these folks. Grab a tissue and enjoy the show. If you would like your wedding featured on Danfredo Rivera, check out this link for more information on wedding submissions.

Photographer: Kairos Photography | Location: DeYor Performing Arts Center | Dress: Abbott's Bridal | Shoes: Target | Headpiece: Abbott's Bridal | Jewelry: The Limited | Bridesmaids' Dresses: ModCloth | Ceremony Music: A Minor Bird | Flowers: Austintown Flower Shoppe | Makeup: M.A.C Cosmetics | Entertainment: Tune Weavers | Caterer: Jeffrey Crystal Catering


Barby said... July 29, 2011 at 9:43 AM

Thanks for making me cry.. Just Beautiful!

Anonymous said... July 29, 2011 at 10:35 AM

CRIED! Washing of the feet . . . that did it.

Liv Szari said... July 29, 2011 at 12:20 PM

Danielle! This is so awesome, thank you for featuring us!! Love it!! =)

MODERN MOM said... July 29, 2011 at 4:46 PM

I loved it!!! I have to admit I did tear up!!! Great wedding!!!

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