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Stephanie & Gordon’s Real Wedding: From Classmates to Wedding Dates



Stephanie and Gordon met in 6th grade in Stow and have spent the rest of their lives writing their love story. Though the proposal was a total surprise, their wedding was planned to perfection! The layered ballgown, cascade bouquet of roses, and draped bistro lights combine to create a truly magical wedding. Take a trip through Cleveland to the Arcade, East 4th Street, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as you scroll these photos, captured by Black Dog Photo Co! 



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Stephanie said YES to her gorgeous corseted ball gown at David’s Bridal! Did you know David’s isn’t just known for their gorgeous wedding dresses, but also bridesmaids gowns, mother-of gowns, alterations, & jewelry as well? Stephanie got all of her alterations, bridesmaids gowns, & jewelry here!

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Roy’s Travel, Tux and Limo outfitted Gordon & his groomsmen in some stunning classic black tuxedos! They also helped with the transportation for their wedding day, and sent them packing in style to their honeymoon with their expert travel agent services.

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Black Dog Photo Co

Having Black Dog Photo Co as our photographers was the best decision we could have made. I followed them for about a year on facebook after they did a friends wedding, all of their work is absolutely stunning, so I couldn’t settle for anyone else. Black Dog Photo Co captured the most intimate and special moments of our wedding day. They delivered above and beyond anything we could have ever imagined. We not only found the best photographers around, we also found friends that will be there to photograph us for all of the milestones our future holds.



It’s all in the details. To us, the details were what made our wedding so special and unique. The venue, the photographers, and the music are so important, and ours delivered above and beyond. Research your vendors, especially your photographers. It’s a joy to look back at your beautiful photos after the big day is over. A great photographer will capture the details and the little moments that only a talented eye will know to look out for. These little moments end up being the most special moments of your big day.

Enjoy the planning process. The day goes by so quickly, so try to enjoy the process. I enjoyed every bit of the planning, from creating the centerpieces to choosing cake flavors, all the way to putting the welcome baskets together for our guests that stayed at the hotel. My Father-in-law made the table number holders as well as the seating card holders. He cut each one, sanded them down, and painted them gold. They were one of a kind and were perfect! It was great bonding time with my current and new family!

Stephanie, The Bride

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Bridal Gown, Bridesmaids Gowns, Alterations, Jewelry, & Wedding Dress Preservation: David’s Bridal
Tuxedos, Transportation, & Travel Agent: Roy’s Travel, Tux, and Limo
Makeup Artist: Vanity Brow Room at Parlour 29
Hair Salon: Eclipz Salon
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Wedding Planner: Jamie Vencyl
Registry: Bed Bath & Beyond, Macy’s, Kohl’s
Engagement & Wedding photographer: Black Dog Photo, Co.
Flowers: Beaumann’s Florist
Ceremony Location, Reception Location, & Caterer: The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade
Ceremony Musicians, Reception Entertainment, & Videography: DJ Crew
Photo Booth: Night Rhythm Entertainment
Cake: Wild Flour Bakery
Rentals: Be Seated 


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