The Perry Wedding: First Year Anniversary
One year down, the rest of forever to go.
Today marks one year from when Corynne and Isaac said "I Do" in front of their family and friends at the breathtaking Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.
Both growing up about an hour east of the city, but living in Atlanta, GA at the time, Corynne & Isaac looked for a venue that would give a fun but close place for their families back home to travel to, and vendors that would execute their envisioned style, as well as take care of both the big and small details to make wedding planning from 700 miles away a little easier.
The much anticipated day was centered around their reception venue, The Ariel International Center, a historic brick building with incredible views of the river and downtown Cleveland cityscape. With an abundance of space, it hosted rooms for the entire bridal party to get ready for the day, and the cocktail hour on the second floor separate from the third floor reception space (MAJOR PERK, think: less stress, time, and hands needed for flipping a space or having to cram it all into one room).
The exposed brick and large windows that let in so much natural light and gave incredible views were what drew Corynne & Isaac in.
Working with Corynne was every wedding decorator's dream to say the least. She came to me with clear ideas and gave me so much space and freedom within their budget to bring that vision to life.
Looking for a mix of elegance and industrial, we paired floating candles, glass and mirrors with arrangements holding white, blush and burgundy blooms to match the exposed brick walls.
The bare pipes above the head table and dance floor were just calling for a large installation of fresh smilax vines and candles hanging in glass globes.
And although, in November, it was a tad too cold to utilize the rooftop space for cocktails and mingling, that did not stop them from taking some time to capture the dreamiest portraits up by the building’s rooftop water tower.
The bride's advice for planning, especially from doing so from a distance? Find vendors who you trust, who understand your vision, and who are very responsive and easy to work with! Let them do their thing and for all the other details you have to handle on your own, try and stay hyper-organized. Getting to know your vendors will help you relax a bit and worry less!
To Mr. & Mrs. Perry,
Thank you for trusting me with the details of one of the biggest days of your lives! From invite design to day-of setup, it was such an honor and joy to be there all through your planning process. You made my job easy and so much more enjoyable with all of the faith and comfort you showed towards me. I wish you so many more years of love, happiness, and support as you walk through life hand-in-hand!
With love and so many well wishes, Rebecca
Check out more of the big and small details from their day and all of their incredible vendors below!
Florals & Decor, Styling: A Flourished Affair, Cincinnati OH.
Venue: Ariel International Center, Cleveland OH.
Photographer: Eliot & Company, Millersburg OH.
Catering: A Taste of Excellence, Strongsville OH.
Cake: Top Tier Cakes, Westlake OH.
Bride’s dress: Sweet Elegance Bridal, Atlanta GA.