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Mr. & Mrs. Black | Toledo Wedding Photography

Mr. & Mrs. Black | Toledo Wedding Photography

When Mike and Brianne were looking for the perfect wedding venue for their Toledo wedding, they fell in love with the Grand Plaza Hotel.  They could have their ceremony outdoors by the reflecting pond without their guests feeling like they were ‘downtown’, and some of the hotel’s decor matched their wedding colors!  We loved their red and Malibu blue color scheme, which looked amazing for their wedding photography!Toledo wedding photographyThe Grand Plaza and weather was perfect for their wedding day.grand plaza hotel downtown toledo weddingToledo wedding photographyToledo wedding photographyToledo wedding photographyToledo wedding photography

Brianne, of course, was a stunning bride!  With all the crazy planning that goes into a wedding, we asked her if there were any tips for future brides.  She says not to order programs according to your guest count, unless it’s a fan for outdoor ceremonies.  Most guests come as a couple and they ended up with 80+ extra programs!  Great tip!

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Both Mike and Brianne said that one of their most treasured moments of the wedding day was having the live music and dancing.  Their band, “The Websters” from Cincinnati, were amazing and kept their dance floor full all night long!

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Congratulations to you both!  Your wedding was so fun to be a part of!!!  And a big thanks to the following wedding vendors who helped make their day a success:

Bridal Gown: BBG Bridal of Fremont, Veil from Atlas Bridal

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: David’s Bridal

Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse

Florist: Emery’s

Officiant: Timothy Nass

Ceremony Mic and Sound: Markey’s Rental and Staging

Cake: Wixey… Personalized Cake Topper: by BobbleGram

Band: Websters

Videographer: Fordham Footage

Wedding Photography: JH Photography

Zdybek Wedding at the Grand Plaza {Toledo Wedding Photographer}

Zdybek Wedding at the Grand Plaza

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Matt and Holly’s Grand Plaza Toledo wedding was spectacular! I love the little details that make each wedding unique: my two favorites were their first look and the anniversary cards that they had on each reception table that the guests could write a little note in for the couple to open on their next anniversary.  What a fun way to reminisce your wedding day and those that celebrated with you!  So happy to have been a part of your day as your Toledo wedding photographer, Matt and Holly!

Ooooo!  Don’t you just love her shoes and pearls?  How cute!

Toledo Wedding Photographer 001-2_mini Toledo Wedding Photographer 002-2_miniRight before we set up the First Look so they could see each other before the ceremony for portraits, Holly requested this beautiful moment to be captured.  Tears were flowing and they reached around the wall to hold hands!
Wedding Photographers in Toledo Oh 2_mini Their outdoor ceremony had to be moved indoors at the very last moment (and I mean, like the last 15 minutes before the ceremony began!) because it was so windy outside.  Big thanks to Jenn Maher and her staff at the Grand Plaza (and the guests who helped!) for making the transition so smooth for Matt and Holly.  Because of the weather, we decided to keep all the portraits indoors, too, which was no set-back since the Plaza has a beautiful lobby!   Here’s their first look, also watched by some of the wedding party and parents!Toledo Wedding Photographer 004_mini Toledo Wedding Photographer 005_mini Toledo Wedding Photographer 002_mini I’m in love with their first picture as a new family!  This location offers such a modern style for their portraits!  Such a beautiful family!Toledo Wedding Photographer 009_mini Wedding Photographers in Toledo Oh 1_mini Toledo Wedding Photographer 015_mini Toledo Wedding Photographer 017_mini

Jeremy, my second photographer and fabulous husband, captured this beautiful moment as they exited the Ashley Room after being pronounced the new Mr. and Mrs. Zdybek!
Toledo Wedding Photographer 003_mini Since their ceremony had to be moved indoors, we wanted to capture a private moment in the Ashley Room where they recited their vows.  Isn’t this room and chandelier stunning?Toledo Wedding Photographer 019_mini Toledo Wedding Photographer 018_mini Toledo Wedding Photographer 020_mini Toledo Wedding Photographer 021_mini Wedding Photographers in Toledo Ohio 1_mini Holly and Matthew’s cake cutting was so fun!  They included the boys with a surprise cake smash!Wedding Photographers in Toledo Oh_mini Toledo Wedding Photographer 027_mini Wedding Photographers in Toledo Ohio_miniI love their decor colors for their reception and the white sheer draping with the sparkling lights!
Toledo Wedding Photographer 027_miniWith the Grand Plaza right on the banks of the Maumee River in downtown Toledo, we looked forward to capturing our Signature Romantic Sunset Portraits there!  I love this shot with the Martin Luther King bridge in the background as Matt dips Holly in a kiss!

Matt and Holly: it was an amazing experience to be a part of your special day!  Thank you for choosing JH Photography as your Toledo wedding photographer!  We are so happy for you both!

Grand Plaza Toledo Wedding

A big thanks to all the wonderful vendors and specialists that made Matt and Holly’s wedding day a success!

Wedding Venue: Grand Plaza Hotel

Grand Plaza Coordinator: Jenn Maher

Videographer: Fordham Footage

DJ and Reception Uplighting: Class Act by Bob Norris

Wedding Photographer: JH Photography

Eric & Amanda’s Grand Plaza Hotel Downtown Toledo Wedding {Toledo Wedding Photographer}

Eric & Amanda’s Grand Plaza Hotel Downtown Toledo Wedding

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Eric and Amanda’s love story is one of history!  They liked each other in high school, and then parted ways until several years later randomly running into each other at a Frickers restaurant in Toledo.  Sparks must have been flying, because when Amanda left without Eric getting a chance to ask her for her number, he called a mutual friend to get it.  And it’s been love ever since!  And we’re so honored to be a part of their Grand Plaza Hotel wedding day as their Toledo wedding photographer!

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So excited to see these two tie the knot just a few days ago at the Grand Plaza Hotel in downtown Toledo.  Amanda’s eye for detail and super organized personality helped so much to bring the planning process to a beautiful reality!  And a big thanks to the Grand Plaza’s team and wedding vendors for all their hard work to make Eric and Amanda’s Toledo wedding day a dream come true!

Wedding Venue: Grand Plaza Hotel, Event Coordinator Jenn Maher

Wedding Officiant: Susan Spackey

String Quartet: Millenius Strings (amazing and beautiful talent!)

Wedding Gown: Atlas Bridal

Hair Stylist: Ginger and Co. Salon

Florist: In Bloom Flowers and Gifts

Candy Bouquet: Your Perfect Day

Wedding Cake: Wixey Bakery

DJ for Ceremony and Reception: Class Act by Bob Norris, by DJ Zach Hendrix (check out their stunning up-lighting for reception, too!)

Photographer: JH Photography Studio

  Toledo Wedding Photographer Grand Plaza 008_mini Toledo Wedding Photographer Grand Plaza 001_miniI asked the bride and groom to share what their favorite part of their day was.  For Amanda, it was getting married and wearing her wedding gown (her gown from Atlas Bridal was stunning on her!).  Her favorite memory was walking down the aisle and seeing Eric, her groom, waiting for her!  Eric said he really looked forward to seeing Amanda in her gown for the first time and he loved the reception and being surrounded by family and friends.

Toledo Wedding Photographer Grand Plaza 002_miniAren’t the shoes so cute?  The perfect style for Amanda’s gown!  And if you’ll notice, her bouquet has a locket on it… Eric’s boutonniere has the matching key!

Toledo Wedding Photographer Grand Plaza 009_mini Grand Plaza Hotel ToledoStunning view of the ceremony from across the Grand Plaza’s reflecting pond. Toledo Wedding Photographer Grand Plaza 013_mini Grand Plaza HotelToledo Photographer 021_miniA little fun with the guys and some studio lighting in a dark hallway!  I think the groom and the groomsmen should start a band just so they can use this image for the cover! Toledo Wedding Photographer Grand Plaza 005_mini Toledo Wedding Photography 001We completely forgot about this image until processing the formal portraits!  LOVE the contrast in ‘enthusiasm’!  Ha! Grand Plaza 026-3_miniAnd the happily ever after couple!  Stunning location for the cute couple!Downtown Toledo Wedding PhotographerAnd no downtown Toledo wedding is complete without the Maumee River as a backdrop!  The docks are so unique with the Martin Luther King Bridge in the background. Toledo Wedding Photographer Grand Plaza 018_mini Toledo Grand Plaza 021_mini Toledo Wedding Photographer Grand Plaza 022_miniA big thanks to The Class Act with Bob Norris!  DJ Zach Hendrix kept the evening pumping!  And check out their purple up-lighting!  Amanda and Eric had light rentals high on their list, and what a beautiful effect! Toledo Wedding Photographer Grand Plaza 024a_mini Toledo Wedding Photographer Grand Plaza 025_mini Toledo Wedding Photographer Grand Plaza 026_miniWe snuck off for a few minutes down at the bar for a last couple of romantic poses before calling it a night.  Eric and Amanda, you two are seriously ADORABLE together and we’re so happy for you both!  What an extraordinary couple and wedding!  Thanks for choosing us to be your Toledo wedding photographers!

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Mr. & Mrs. Hercik

Ryan and Pam chose the beautiful Grand Plaza in downtown Toledo as their wedding venue…and what a spectacular event it was!  From Pam’s corner view suite where she got ready that overlooks the river, to the outdoor ceremony right beside the water fountain.  The rain held off just enough for their ceremony and outdoor formals…talk about some wedding day luck!  It was such a pleasure to capture their wedding day!

Christine’s Bridal Session

We photographed Christine’s Bridal Session at the downtown Grand Plaza in Toledo.  With her wedding day almost a month away, she also used the day for a trial run for her makeup and hair stylist.  The end result was a lovely bride that appeared as if she had just stepped out of the 1950s era… I couldn’t wait to see Mike’s expression on their wedding day as he waited for her at the end of the aisle!  Compliments go to Tiffany, her makeup specialist and Heather, the Grand Plaza’s Event Coordinator for providing us the beautiful backdrop of the Plaza for this incredible shoot.

Timothy and Kimberly

This Saturday wedding in March turned out lovely! And forget about the rain! It threatened to pour, but held off enough for us to head outside for a few group shots after the ceremony.  My favorite moment of the day was watching Tim and Kim seeing each other for the first time as she walked down the aisle!  All the wedding planning for months on end…all for this special moment!

The Grand Plaza Hotel team was fantastic! Heather, the catering manager, coordinated everything so well and had the day running smoothly! And take a look at these reception decorations!  Jamie and her co-workers at Candlelight Occasions did a fantastic job designing the hall…it looked so glamorous!

The beautiful bouquets and boutonnieres came from In Bloom Florist, right off the main street in downtown Maumee.   (If you want an amazing florist, I always recommend these girls – They do amazing work with their floral designs!)  Duran Duran provided the music, and photoboothlive.com kept the evening fun!

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