Toledo Wedding Photographer | Christine and Jon | Downtown Toledo

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Welcome to Jon and Christine’s Wedding Blog.  This is the story of their wedding day on June 16, 2012 told their way.  Most of the images in this blog post were either requested by the bride and groom before the wedding or purchased by them and their families after the wedding.  Many of these images were included in their wedding album, and with over 1200 photos to choose from, these are their picks.

Their day began at the Grand Plaza Hotel (formerly Crown Plaza) where everyone was getting ready, including the event staff, florist, and cake decorator.
asian lilies centerpieces

square vases for centerpieces

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wedding cake pictures

blue flowers cake topper

toss away bouquet

cake table ideas

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The bride was in the hotel bridal suite getting ready with the rest of the ladies in the wedding party.
bridesmaids getting ready

hotel room for getting ready

father of the bride getting ready

wedding dress details

wedding dress photos

silver wedding shoes

Pandora earrings

makeup artist for wedding

flower girls hair

wedding tiara

hanging out before the wedding

ring bearer photos

fun before the wedding

special attendant at wedding

newborn baby at wedding

best friends

bride's makeup artist

wedding flip flops

bride in the mirror

adding the veil to the tiara

putting on the wedding dress

lacing up the corset

photos looking in the mirror

flower girl shoes

back side of wedding dress

helping the bride get dressed

wedding day earrings

mom helping bride with bracelet

room with a view

bride looking out window

mom putting on finishing touches
Many bride’s do “first look” photos with their soon to be husband.  Christine did the first look photos with her dad.
father of the bride

father of the bride first look

bride's father

candid wedding photography

bride with her parents
The bridal suite had such a beautiful view, we took advantage of it for some pictures once everyone was ready.
downtown Toledo wedding photos

Maumee River Wedding View

bride and best friend

bride with flower girl and ring bearer

bride on the bed
Once everyone was ready, it was time to head to The Historic Church of Saint Patrick in Downtown Toledo for the wedding ceremony and photos of the groom and his groomsmen before the guests arrived.
mom pinning on groom's boutonniere

groom outside the church

picture of the groom

groomsmen photos

formal portraits of groomsmen

father of the groom with his son

the bride's arrival at the church

fun groomsmen photos

photos of groomsmen with the groom

groom with his father and the bride's father

groom and his brothers-in-law with the father

church photos of the groom

groom with the ring bearer
Christine and Jon had a full catholic mass during their 5:00 pm wedding ceremony.
unity candle

asiatic lilies at church wedding

grandmother entering church for wedding

moms lighting candles for unity candle

flower girl and ring bearer walking down the aisle

father walking the bride down the aisle

the giving of the bride

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catholic wedding mass

Historic Church of Saint Patrick

Historic St. Patrick Toledo

wedding vows photos

wedding couple lighting unity candle

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wedding kiss

recessional photos
After the wedding ceremony, we were able to take formal family and bridal party photos at the church.
photos with the priest

bride's family photo

bride and groom with bride's grandmother

bride's immediate family

bride and groom with the bride's parents

groom's family photo

groom and bride and groom's grandmother

bride and groom and groom's parents

formal bridal party photos in the church

groom and groomsmen in the church

bride and bridesmaids in the church

bride and flower girl

bride and bridesmaid

bride and maid of honor

bride and groom at the church

bride and groom church wedding pictures

Historic St. Patrick weddings

white roses and lilies
Then it was back to the Grand Plaza Hotel for the wedding reception.  The bridal party stayed in the board room until their grand entrance.
board room at the Grand Plaza Hotel

helping the bride bustle her dress

wedding ring photos

wedding rings and wedding program

wedding rings on white roses

artistic wedding ring photo

pretending to be on the phone during photo

asiatic lilies for bridesmaids bouquets

hors doeuvres for the bridal party

bacon hors d'oeuvres

Doug Bermick

wedding party entrance

maid of honor and best man entrance

bride and groom grand entrance

grand entrance for bride and groom
The toasts were made and then dinner was served.  The bride and groom were able to mingle with their guests during dinner.
groom's parents

priest with groom's grandmother

priest with bride's grandmother

bride and groom toasting

father of the bride speech

1st best man speech

2nd best man speech

wedding speech

funny toast to the bride and groom

maid of honor speech

wedding speech from the maid of honor

wedding reception prayer before meal

bride and groom greeting their guests

bride mingling with guests
After the dinner service, it was time for the cake cutting, the couple’s first dance, the father-daughter dance, the mother-son dance, and the bridal party dance.
wedding cake with real blue flowers

cutting the wedding cake

feeding each other wedding cake

wedding cake cutting picture

artistic toledo wedding photographer

bride and groom dance

bride and groom dancing

dance lessons for the bride and groom

candid wedding photos

father-daughter dance

bride dancing with her father

mother son dance

groom dancing with his mother

parents of the bride dancing

bridal party dance
DJ Doug Bermick from Professional Sounds kept the party going all night long.
wedding guests dancing

Professional Sounds DJ

bride and her friends candid photo

DJ teaching how to do kick line

bride tossing the bouquet

the one who caught the bouquet

bride dancing with groom's father

slow dance at wedding

wedding party having fun on dance floor

groom and the bridesmaids

yes he ripped his pants

getting down on the dance floor

escort cards with blue centerpiece

crazy wedding photo
At the end of the evening, the bride and groom sneaked up to the bridal suite for some fun and romantic nighttime photos since we were unable to go any where between the ceremony and reception because of the time.
white roses bride bouquet

night wedding photo

romantic wedding photo

champagne toast

overlooking the maumee river

wedding photos on the balcony of the Grand Plaza Hotel

bar of bridal suite in grand plaza hotel toledo

picture of the bride and groom in bed

photo of the bride and groom in the bridal suite
Congratulations Christine and Jon on your wedding!  May you have a long and happy marriage and share many more special occasions!
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