Real Wedding

Jessica + Chad Wedding | July 6th

How They Met

The Bride // Chad and I met through mutual friends many years ago - how we hadn't been introduced before this point I'm not sure but it was perfect timing. We've come very far over the last 6 years (raising Chad's son together, getting a dog, buying our first home together, etc.) and we're really proud of where we are now! I wish I could say our proposal was magical, but in all honesty, we had both had long days, we were enjoying dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, La Scola and I was about three glasses of wine in - haha! Chad's words were beautiful and honest, and I could not have been more excited, but not one person in the entire restaurant recognized it was happening?!

Their Wedding

The Bride // Our vision was pretty simplistic. We revolved many of our decisions around what we enjoy as a couple, downtown nightlife (Hensville, The Heights - Renaissance hotel, pictures at the Toledo Art Museum, Middle Grounds, etc.), delicious food, endless drinks, lively music and we knew if we radiated from what makes us most happy our guests would enjoy themselves too and share that same love. I feel like we organized and hand-picked the most perfect team of professionals we could ask for this day. Rick with Touch the Sky couldn't be more personable, we were literally sharing off the same plate of food 10 minutes after we met him! April with Your Perfect Day is life changing if there isn't something she can do I would like to know, because she has yet to disappoint. The Galati's of Galati Photography are so warm and professional, I felt like we had known them for some time when we were just meeting for drinks to go over what we had in mind, the conversation went so easy and their work alone made our decision to go with them. Josh Nagel is the man, his vision and his work are unbelievable - I had worked alongside him at an onsite wedding years ago and LITERALLY revolved our wedding date around his availability. Wixey’s Bakery was never even of question, in fact when I went in there after having just got engaged they just asked me when the wedding was and what "we" (including them) are doing for it! We've been coming here for years and years and my dad at least twice a week for decades, they're the best. Frank and Ann of Hensville have been so accommodating and helpful along this wild journey without their guidance we would have been lost! The A team is right here.


Wedding Professionals

Ceremony Venue // St Charles Borromeo

Reception Venue // Hensville the Armory

Wedding Planner + Coordination // Your Perfect Day

Photographer + Photobooth // Galati Photography

Videographer // Josh Nagel Productions

Jeweler // J Foster Jewelers

Florals // Your Perfect Day

DJ // Touch the Sky DJs

Bridal Attire // Belle Amour Bridal

Menswear // Jones for Men

Invitations + Stationery // ETSY

Cake + Desserts // Wixey’s Bakery

Hair + Make-Up // Beauty Bar

Transportation // A1 Accurate

Hotel Accommodations // The Renaissance Downtown Toledo

Rehearsal Dinner // The Heights