by Amy Serrago
Elizabeth and Ryan chose to celebrate their union at the Ariel Pearl Center, a new venue in the heart of Cleveland that’s housed in a majestic former bank building. First, they exchanged vows in a church ceremony at a nearby cathedral and had fun posing for photos on the grounds. Elizabeth was radiant in her strapless, A-line gown with its intricate lace bodice and layered sheer skirting. She finished her look with delicately sparking accessories and a classic rose bouquet in white, purple and bright pink. Her bridesmaids carried similar florals and wore gowns in contrasting shades of lavender and magenta that complimented the day’s color scheme. Ryan and his groomsmen were handsome in gray suits paired with black silk ties.
At the reception, the venue’s impressive architecture made a stunning backdrop for the festivities. Tables were set with ivory linens and burgundy napkins and a mix of tall and short centerpieces added drama to the decor. White hydrangea, magenta and purple roses, and deep purple wildflowers made up the arrangements and gold details like lanterns and votives completed the guest table’s decor. Elizabeth and Ryan’s head table sat under a lush canopy of greenery and florals and their cake featured the same colors. After dinner, the newlyweds heated things up on the dance floor and for dessert, they cooled down with ice cream made to order! Congratulations Elizabeth and Ryan!
Event Planner: Kirkbrides//Makeup Artist:Sara Franzese//Linens and Coverings: L'nique//Invitation Designer: Ting Stationery//Invitation Designer: Minted//Culinary:Piccadilly Artisan Creamery//Hair Stylist:Pin up Beauty Salon//Floral Designer: Urban Orchid//DJ: Millennium Sound//Caterer: Cafe Sausalito//Musicians: Opus 216//Cake Designer: Luna Bakery Cafe//Dress Store: Abbott's Bridal & Formalwear//Dress Designer:Maggie Sottero//Reception Venue: Ariel Pearl Center//Event Planner: Kirkbrides Wedding Planning & Design//Photographer: Mindy Sue Photography