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Mr & Mrs Denny | Nazareth Hall Wedding Photographer

Mr & Mrs Denny

Nazareth Hall Wedding Photographer

Josh and Alyssa’s winter wedding day was perfect and 60+ degrees!  The sunshine was like a special kiss from heaven in the middle of February.  With them both living in Miami, the weather must have followed them to Toledo for their big day.  They chose the beautiful Nazareth Hall venue in Grand Rapids Ohio for their ceremony and reception.  And as their Nazareth Hall wedding photographer, we were so thrilled to capture their beautiful wedding!

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And we love a good love story!  Alyssa shared how they met during their engagement session with us:

“We met thanks to Josh’s friend Richie. In May of 2014, Josh had just arrived home from the Naval Academy on a month of summer leave. Richie invited Josh over to his house in Adrian for a bonfire.  Josh didn’t want to go at first, but was eventually persuaded into showing up. I had just graduated from Siena Heights University and was still living in Adrian at the time and was also friends with Richie. I, too, showed up at the bonfire at Richie’s house. Josh and I were introduced and spent time talking around the fire. About a week later, we exchanged numbers, talked, and hung out the rest of the time Josh was home on leave. When he had to report back to the Academy, we still kept in touch through text and video chats. In July of 2014, we decided to make the relationship official.”

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And how did he propose?  Josh has been stationed in Mayport, Florida.  He took a leave during March to visit Alyssa, which was right between his and her birthdays.  Alyssa loves soccer, so he planned a weekend getaway trip to Chicago to watch the Columbus Crew play the Chicago Fire.  Before heading out of town for their weekend, Josh got down on one knee and asked Alyssa to be his forever.  And of course, she said, “yes!”  And now they’ll spend the rest of their lives together!

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One of the unique parts of their wedding, was the “Arch of the Swords” ceremony for their reception entrance.  The groom has to kiss the bride to pass and then as they walk through, an officer hits the bride on the backside with the flat edge of the sword for good luck and to welcome her into the naval family.Nazareth Hall Wedding PhotographerNazareth Hall Wedding Photographer Nazareth Hall Wedding Photographer Nazareth Hall Wedding Photographer Nazareth Hall Wedding Photographer

Thank you Josh (and now Alyssa) for your service for our country!  We so appreciate all you do!  Thank you for choosing us to be your Nazareth Hall Wedding Photographer; we loved capturing every moment for you to look back on for generations to come!

A special thanks to these following wedding vendors in Toledo who helped make their fairytale wedding come true:

Wedding and Reception Venue: Nazareth Hall

Florist: Bartz Viviano

Wedding Gown: Oleg Cassini from David’s Bridal

Groomsmen Suits: Men’s Warehouse

Hair Stylist: Brittany Macke of Snip Salon

Wedding Officiant: Mark Simon of Toledo Wedding Officiant

DJ: Professional Sounds

Wedding Cake: Wixey Bakery

Videographer: Direct Entertainment

Wedding Photographers: JH Photography, Jennifer and Rebecca

Erin and Eddie’s Nazareth Hall Wedding! {Toledo Wedding Photographer}

Erin and Eddie’s Nazareth Hall Wedding!

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We’re so excited to be sharing Erin and Eddie’s Nazareth Hall Wedding!  Their wedding day was destined for beauty, with the Prout Chapel of Bowling Green State University and Nazareth Hall of Grand Rapids.   Their love story is one of a whirlwind romance, much like our own, which made is especially close to my heart!  They met this summer, fell in love, and tied the knot right before the holidays.  When you know, you KNOW!  🙂  What a fun couple!  Thank you for choosing us as your Toledo wedding photographer!

Toledo Wedding Venues and Vendors

We would love to thank all the following vendors from Toledo and northwest Ohio for their fabulous work to make Erin and Eddie’s wedding day a success:

Wedding Venue:  Bowling Green State University, Prout Chapel

Ceremony Music: Betsy Cranston of Asteria Strings of Toledo

DJ: Tom Murphy of All Sounds Unlimited

Wedding Party Gown/Tux Alterations: Seams Fitting of Findlay

Hair Stylist: Diane Ward of Studio M in Findlay

Makeup: Julia Smirnov of Refresh Center of Toledo

Florist: Beautiful Blooms by Jen of Sylvania

Reception Hall: Nazareth Hall of Grand Rapids

Photographer: JH Photography

Nazareth Hall Erin’s champagne-colored shoes were adorable!  The perfect match for her off-white wedding gown.Toledo Wedding Photographer 010_mini Another gorgeous bridal bouquet by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.  The color pallet of purple and reds really highlighted Erin’s wedding colors.Toledo Wedding Photographer 011_mini It was our first time at Bowling Green’s Prout Chapel at the State University, and immediately fell in love with the huge windows and natural light.Toledo Wedding Photographer Toledo Wedding Photographer 015_mini Toledo Wedding Photographer 016_mini Toledo Wedding Photographer 017_mini Toledo Wedding Photographer 018_mini Toledo Wedding Photographer 019_mini The stairwell kiss at Nazareth Hall was on Erin and Eddie’s must-have list for their wedding album!  Just another reason why Nazareth Hall was such a stellar location for their day!Nazareth Hall Nazareth Hall Toledo Wedding Photographer 022_mini Whew, girl!  Erin, you’re killing it!  LOVE this next close-up!Toledo Wedding Photographer 023_mini Toledo Wedding Photographer 030_mini Toledo Wedding Photographer 024_mini Nazareth Hall Toledo Wedding Photographer 029_miniCongratulations to you both!  It was gorgeous from start to finish, and thank you for letting us be a part of your special day!

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