Join us on a photographic journey through the beautiful wedding day of Maggie and Steve!

The views were beautiful atop the Aloft Hotel in downtown Cleveland on the most clear, fresh July morning one could imagine. Our kind and organized bride Maggie and her bridesmaids Sarah, Chavon, and Caroline all sat in the styling chairs of Black Tie Beauty. Purple champagne flutes topped off with sparkling mimosas were perhaps, in part, responsible for some cheer, but anyone could see the bubbly camaraderie and support that these lovely ladies have had for one another throughout their lives! We were so happy to be there! As the ladies finished their makeup and sweeping up-dos, we headed to our groom, Steve, and his groomsmen for some getting-ready moments.

We arrived to a roomful of very happy gents and bottles of Hungarian brandy (Pálinka), Vodka, and Bud Light. They sure knew how to have a good time! We loved their choice of highlighter orange ties and vests to accent Maggie’s favorite color and primary choice for the wedding—purple!

When everyone was ready to go, we headed to Heritage Park for the first look. How romantic to start the day in one of the quieter well-known spots in Cleveland, with the beautiful Veterans Memorial Bridge and Cuyahoga riverfront for a backdrop. Every boat, kayak, and barge that passed shared its congratulations!

After an hour of formal portraits at the stunning Connor Palace in Playhouse Square, the bridal party was ready for some fun! We made a quick stop at East 4th Street and the Tremont “Cleveland” sign, where all these New York natives put on their Buffalo Bills NFL jerseys for a wide shot with the rival skyline.

Maggie and Steve hosted an industrial-chic ceremony and reception at the Tenk West Bank in the Flats! The highlights of the ceremony came when Maggie’s mother recounted the miraculous earliest days of their family, and later when Maggie and Steve placed love letters to one another in a wooden box along with a bottle of wine to exchange and share on their first anniversary.

The wonderful staff at Tenk and the wedding-day coordinator Brandi of All Events Planned did a seamless job of transitioning the space from a subdued and cozy ceremony venue to a grand and colorful party room. Following sweet speeches, dinner, and magically coordinated special and first dances, the floor was open for everyone! Guests of all ages danced the night away to the sounds of the Cleveland Top-40 dance band RadioActive.

Huge congratulations to Maggie and Steve on your sweet, special, and beautifully dreamed-up wedding day! We wish you a lifelong journey of love, joy, and success in your greatest dreams!


Yevhen & Julie