Nevean + Ninos | Club at Hillbrook Wedding
Okay, okay, I know it’s been a while since I’ve blogged, but I’m going to work on getting better this year! In all honesty, I’m not much of a writer, and every time I sit down to write a blog it stresses me out hardcore. I thought the perfect way to restart the blog was to get caught up on 2018 weddings and engagement sessions. And one of my favorites from 2018 was,
I was fortunate enough to be connected to Nevean and Ninos through their planners at A Charming Fete. I’ve worked with the wonderful ladies from A Charming Fete a few times over the years, so I knew this wedding was going to be nothing short of amazing.
The day started off with photographing where Nevean was getting ready. On most wedding days, I arrive while the bride and her bridesmaids are finishing up hair and makeup. But as I approached Neveans location, something felt different. Scratch that…sounded different.
As I made my way up the stairs of the two-story duplex in Lakewood, a once faint sound began to grow louder. At the top of the stairs, I entered into a large common room full of people conjugated in a circle surrounding the day’s beautiful bride, Nevean.
Soon, two drummers arrived, and it was indeed a party! For the next hour, additional family members would show up, and the energy now spilled over to fill two rooms. The amount of happiness and celebration that was felt in this moment BEFORE the ceremony would rival most wedding receptions I’ve photographed during my career.
The ceremony was just as special and took place at St. Patrick’s in Cleveland, Ohio. Unfortunately, Nevean’s mother was overseas, so thanks to technology she was able to FaceTime into the ceremony to watch her daughter say, “I do”.
The reception was held at The Club at Hillbrook in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. From a long list of wedding venues I’ve photographed, The Club at Hillbrook is certainly at the top of my list of favorites. There are so many amazing places on the grounds to photograph my couples! The way the Tudor styled building is tucked away and surrounded by tall trees and foliage creates that quintessential fairytale feels that brides will no doubt love.
Once the photos were complete, and the cocktail hour wrapped up, it was time to party! (again) Just as the day began full of energy and happiness, the night ended just the same. I could do my best to describe it, but I’ll just let these photos do all the talking!
The day was truly special, and I’m so honored to have been a part of it. Congrats, Nevean and Ninos!
Venue – Club Hillbrook
Florals – Andrew Thomas Design
Planning + Styling – A Charming Fete
Late Night Treats – Piccadilly Creamery