When I originally met with Josie, her mom and future mother-in-law, she told me all she wanted out of her December wedding was to a.) get married and b.) for it to SNOW. Immediately, I thought to myself, “Chardon + December? It HAS to snow.” For those of you who are not familiar with Northeast Ohio, Chardon is known as the center of the snow belt. Simply meaning…they get A LOT of snow. However, we have had a crazy winter weather-wise and the week of the wedding, it was averaging about fifty degrees and no snow in the forecast. Until the morning of the wedding, when Ohio got its first real snow fall of the season. Needless to say, Josie had both wishes come true on her Winter Wonderland wedding day!
After the ceremony, we headed over to Punderson State Park.
I am such a sucker for father/daughter dances.
I really love when a guest’s flash makes my photo POP!
Things got a little crazy with the garter toss.
Thank you for a delightful end to the season!
Ceremony: St. Mary Church, Chardon, Ohio
Florist: Patti Murtz
Cake Artist: The bride’s father made the cake. Isn’t that the sweetest thing you have ever heard?