Real Wedding

Alexa + Chris Wedding | October 7th

How They Met

The Bride // Chris and I met in high school and dated throughout college. After college Chris and I got our first apartment together in Perrysburg.
One beautiful fall day, Chris took a half day at work and we went bike riding the rest of the day. Chris told me we were going to dinner with our friends and we were all going to the Botanical Gardens before dinner. I totally went with the plan because it sounded fun!! We get to the Botanical Gardens and we were walking down the path to the gazebo and he says “I think I should probably tell you that no one else is joining us.” I was in shock and immediately started tearing up. We get into the gazebo and he gets down on one knee and I started crying like a baby! The best part.. it was all captured on camera, now I find myself looking at the pictures randomly and reliving the moment!

Their Wedding

The Bride // For our wedding, I wanted to have pops of burgundy and blush along with gold accents. We looked everywhere for a reception hall.. LITERALLY. We wanted somewhere that was different. My dad mentioned something about a hotel being remodeled in downtown Toledo. So, we set up a meeting with Haley from the Renaissance Hotel and we FELL IN LOVE. She was showing us the floor plans and decorations for the hotel and we couldn't say no! It was so cool to see the progress of the hotel and then to see the finished product. The staff was so accommodating during the whole planning process and the weekend of our wedding!!
We knew we wanted a Catholic wedding and we chose Rosary Cathedral in downtown Toledo because it is absolutely beautiful!


Wedding Professionals

Ceremony Venue // Rosary Cathedral

Reception Venue // Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel

Photographer // Serendipity Photography

Videographer // Fordham Footage

Jeweler // Engagement Ring: Michael Eller | Wedding Band: My Grandma’s

Wedding Florals // Hafner Florist

DJ | Band // Cocktail Hour: Eric Vasquez, Saxophone Player | Reception: Book That DJ

Bridal Attire // The Gown Shop

Menswear // The Black Tux

Invitations + Stationery // Alice-Louise Press

Cake + Desserts // Wedding Cake: Cakes by Stephanie | Desserts: Jane's Cakes and Confections

Hair + Makeup // Beauty Bar Salon and Spa

Transportation // Total Image Limousine

Hotel Accommodations // Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel

Rehearsal Dinner // The Oliver House