Real Wedding

Kala + JC Wedding | November 3rd

How They Met

The Bride // We had known each other for a while because of my friendship with JC’s brother and his girlfriend which is now his wife. JC’s youngest brother was marrying my (Kala) best friend. I was the maid of honor and JC was the best man in the wedding in 2015. We had hung out a few times prior to that, but because JC was in the Coast Guard and didn’t live in Toledo anymore, we didn’t really get to know one another until that wedding. We hit it off and shortly after started our long distance relationship. JC was living in New York at the time due to the military, and I was living in Nashville teaching as I moved there right after college. Eventually, I moved to New York to be with JC in 2017. A couple of months after officially moving there, JC took me down to the water near our home at sunset and got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I said yes! We were both so thrilled because we think it’s truly incredible that we’re both from Toledo, went to similar schools, with such connected lives, and never thought in a million years we’d end up together, but we did!

Their Wedding

The Bride // We both have now lived in many places, and because the military requires us to be away from home, we wanted that to be the central focus of our wedding. Toledo is where we come from, how we know each other, and where we eventually want to be raising a family. So keeping Toledo in mind, we chose the fall because that time of year is so cozy and beautiful wanted to find locations that encompassed the heart of Toledo. Our faith is important to us and the Historic Church of St. Patrick is such a landmark and statement in downtown Toledo that we knew we had to get married there, not to mention it’s absolutely gorgeous. Finding a reception venue that wasn’t like anywhere else was also important to us. After some searching, we settled on The Warehouse at The Oliver House (Maumee Bay Brewing Company). It perfectly fit our focus of Toledo with its rustic industrial vibe and Toledo memorabilia inside. We wanted to keep it neutral with pops of fall colors like greenery and burgundy to complement the church and the warehouse. We loved the balance of the very traditional cathedral for our ceremony and the industrial Toledo warehouse at Maumee Bay Brew for the reception. Ella Floral Weddings beautiful captured our vision with unique decor and florals, rustic looks such as wooden boxes and wood farm tables, and beautiful flowers with deep burgundy and neutrals. Your Perfect Day complemented the tables with her wooden chairs that fit perfectly into the warehouse reception. Keeping with our Toledo vision, we used Holey Toledough to give us the best desserts anyone could ask for, donuts! Fordham Footage captured every moment of this day through their incredible cinematography and Noelle Ann Photography captured the beauty in every moment in her authentic photos. Atlas Bridal gave me the dress and veil of my dreams that perfectly balanced the elegance, class, and tradition of the church with the vintage, rustic, industrial feel of the warehouse. To match my dress and veil, Beauty by Billie Jo was incredible with the burgundy lip she used on my makeup and Deidre Anderson Beauty kept my hair elegant and simple. Our day was so perfect because of all of our vendors and we could not be more thankful.

Wedding Professionals

Ceremony Venue // Historic Church of St. Patrick

Reception Venue // The Oliver House | Warehouse

Officiant // Father Ronald Olszewski

Photographer // Noelle Ann Photography

Videographer // Fordham Footage

Florals // Ella Flora

DJ // For that Special Occasion

Bridal Attire // Atlas Bridal | Lulu’s

Menswear // Men’s Wearhouse

Invitations + Stationery // Jupmode + Minted

Cake + Desserts // Holy Toledough

Hair // Deidre Anderson Beauty

Make-Up // Beauty by Billie Jo

Decor + Lighting // Ella Flora

Rentals // Your Perfect Day

Transportation // Total Image Limousine

Hotel Accommodations // Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel

Rehearsal Dinner // The Blarney Event Center