Life is precious. Family is precious. Love is precious and I am in the midst of living out that reminder as I type...
You see, I had the pleasure of photographing a special wedding, my first wedding in Ohio! There were many reasons that made this wedding so special to me, as it was a cousin's special day, and my husband and I were finally able to enjoy a big Ohio family wedding (we recently relocated to Ohio from California). Who doesn't love a good wedding? Everyone dressed up nicely, delicious food, yummy drinks, family, friends, and celebration of love... now THAT'S my kind of party! But most importantly, this wedding ended up being Grandma Reville's last wedding.
Grandma Reville is the matriarch of the family, the woman who helped create a beautiful family dynasty, over 100 family members... and counting. At 92 years old, she was so happy to see her Granddaughter get married. She was able to attend the wedding and even out on the dance floor enjoying her time. It was so beautiful to see the precious woman who started this big family (of 11 children, and their kids, and now their kids) amongst such festive love. Grandma Reville passed away yesterday and it was my honor and privilege to have captured this joyous occasion. It's such a big reminder about how precious life is, how invaluable family is, and how important celebrations are, every day! Celebrating the beauty of our true lives every day... that's True Life Creations' philosophy!
In true TLC fashion and form, I created a custom art-piece for the family out of images from the special day. It's a really unique and truly personalized memento that can be displayed with pride and cherished for years to come. To see how the piece was created and what special elements were featured in this custom artwork (other than "A" obvious swing set), check out the video above.
The wedding was held at an incredible venue, called Bath Hollow Farm in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. It is a stunning place that embodies simplistic natural beauty. The event barn was gorgeous! It's adorned with ambient lighting and lots of beautiful touches through the venue, such as; a great photo-prop wall, fireplace, bar and gorgeous views.
Outside is a whole other party! There's a fun beverage canoe filled with ice and drinks for all the guests. Outdoor yard games were provided for the guests to enjoy out on the vast, lush lawn and of course a swing set for kids and kids at heart! I heard guests all throughout the evening comment on how wonderful the venue was, "how fun and laid back" the space was and what a wonderful time they had - and I concur, It was FABULOUS! If you're in the Northeast Ohio area, or looking for a unforgettable destination venue, you have to consider Bath Hollow Farm. You can find out more info @ www.bathhollowfarm.com/.
And what is a wedding without MUSIC?! Josh, of Integrity Audio, did a great job throughout the evening as the fun MC and picked the perfect music for the various moods of the celebration. If you're looking for a professional DJ, someone who knows his music and how to work a crowd, I highly recommend Josh with Integrity Audio. Check him out @ www.integrityaudiodjservice.com.
And the Mr. & Mrs. of the night... Mary & Cory. WOW - what a couple! They planned such a beautiful event celebrating their love, and all the thoughtful touches really made it truly a special occasion. Congratulations to the newlyweds, and as Grandma Reville blessed the couple praying "for many wonderful and joyous years together", I thank you for letting me be a part of these precious moments in your life!
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored." ~ Earl Nightingale
If you'd love a custom piece of art created just for you, or are interested in photography services, please CONTACT ME for a free consultation on ways we can capture those precious moments in your life!