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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

Toledo Wedding Photography | Firefighter Wedding

Toledo Wedding Photography | Firefighter Wedding

It was so fun to be a part of David and Erica’s Firefighter wedding on New Years Eve!  What a party; they thought of every detail and we’re so glad that we were their choice of Toledo wedding photography! It truly was an honor!  And we love how they met- on match.com!  David forgot that he had auto renewal set up for his match.com account, so he logged in when he saw that he was billed again.  And there was beautiful Erica’s profile, who had just joined a few days earlier.  They connected and the rest is history!

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David and Erica are an amazing couple: the moment you see them together, you know they were meant for each other!  And it was so obvious on their wedding day as they were getting ready.  The anticipation of seeing each other in only a few short hours was exciting and the time flew by!

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With winter hours of limited sunlight, it was already dark outside after their ceremony.  We had planned ahead for some creative portraits, though!  David and his father are part of the downtown Toledo firefighter department, so we were thrilled to shoot at their fire station for them!

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Erica, you owned this pose with your stunning beauty!

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For their reception, David and Erica planned the entire reception to bring in the new year with their friends and family.  They even had a live stream of the ball drop in New York City going!

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A big thank you to all their wedding vendors who helped make their wedding such a success:

Hotel for getting ready: Radisson Hotel at UT

Bridal Makeup: Makeup by Amy Lewis

Hair Stylist: Sara Ring

Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal

Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse

Church: Park Church, Toledo

Reception: Radisson Hotel at UT

Flowers: Beautiful Blooms by Jen

Reception DJ: Class Act

Wedding Photography: JH Photography

Congratulations to you both!  And thank you for choosing us for your Toledo wedding photography!

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