Real Wedding

Katherine Yenrick + Joe Salameh Wedding | August 27, 2016

How They Met

Bride // We initially met in Boston (where we live now) as volleyball teammates - lots of post-game meet ups with our teammates helped us to get to know each other and after one season we started dating.

The day of the proposal we were supposed to be attending the inspection on a house where our offer had been accepted. Claiming he wanted to talk through the process and the stresses of homeownership, Joe suggested going for a walk at 8 o'clock in the morning (I should have been more skeptical!) We walked from my Davis Square apartment through Harvard Square in Cambridge all the way to the Charles River and downtown Boston --- over 5 miles! All the while, Joe never once mentioned the house!  When we reached the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge connecting Boston and Cambridge, we found a bench overlooking the Boston skyline and once we sat down, Joe got down to business, saying some of loveliest things about how our relationship had grown and how he wanted to make it into something official and permanent :) I was incredibly excited to accept his proposal!

Their Wedding

Bride // For our wedding day, we wanted something comfortable and relaxed. We chose Toledo in the summer because we always have a good time going to Mud Hens games and enjoying the festivals in the area. The weekend of our wedding the Hens were in town and the German American Festival was in full swing - so it made for added entertainment for all of our out of town guests. We chose to host the wedding at my parents' home in Oregon to have a more personal venue. I wanted to get ready overlooking our ceremony + reception site and I wanted to have the opportunity for our friends to see where I grew up.  

The vendors we chose to work with were fantastic. We used Michael's Gourmet Catering for our food and with help on all of our rentals (including Meredith Party Rentals and Mager Designs). Jenny Van Houtte from Garden View Flowers created beautiful arrangements + bouquets and she met our vision for all the "spaces and places" where we wanted to have even more bursts of flowers. Hair and make-up was provided by the wonderful women at Future Wave Salon in Oregon. Erica Kay Photography + CCF Media (videographer) helped to capture all of the special moments and details of the day including everything from the pre-wedding thunderstorm(!) to our first dance. For entertainment, we enjoyed a pre-ceremony string quartet from Baraque Violin Shop and The Class Act by Bob Norris provided our DJ for the reception. Bee for the Day helped to coordinate the moving pieces over the weekend. As a calligrapher and stationer, I handled all of the paper details and signage for the day of -- it was a labor of love to create detailed menus, place cards and other unique signs to use throughout our party.

Ceremony + Reception Venue // Bride’s childhood home in Oregon, Ohio

Caterer + Cake // Michael's Gourmet Catering

Wedding Planner + Coordination // Bee for the Day

Officiant // Jake Ackman | Friend of the Couple

Photographer // Erica Kay Photography

Videographer // CCF Media

Jeweler // J Foster Jewelers

Florist // Garden View Flowers

Ceremony Music // Baroque Violin Shop

DJ // The Class Act by Bob Norris

Bridal Attire // Wedding Gown by BHLDN | Bridesmaid dresses by Alfred Sung

Menswear // Suits by Combatant Gent | Custom Ties by Bride + Zazzle

Invitations + Stationery // Yennygrams

Hair + Make-up // Future Wave Salon

Decor + Lighting // Mager Designs & Meredith Party Rentals

Late Bites // The Original Gino’s Pizza

Hotel Accommodations // Maumee Bay State Park Lodge | Hampton Inn Oregon | Holiday Inn Oregon

Rehearsal Dinner // Top of Nine | Hensville