May 13, 2019
A year ago this month, Tony and Michelle were in Cincinnati for a weekend trip. Tony attended Xavier for grad school and left shortly after he met Michelle. They made the long distance work for two years and made so many memories along the way.
One of their favorite places to spend their time together was Eden Park overlooking the Ohio River. Tony knew how much Michelle loved that park and knew that proposing at the park would be extra special. They walked the winding trails and enjoyed the scenery. Once they came to Michelle’s favorite gazebo, Tony got down on one knee and proposed.
It was an easy answer for Michelle. One that she knew would change her life in all the best ways!
Just a couple months after the romantic proposal in Cincinnati, Michelle and Tony walked into my home to discuss wedding photography! Michelle is friends with another LJ Bride, and lucky for me, I had recently photographed her wedding!
Michelle and Tony told me all about the Gervasi Vineyard Wedding they were planning for the following fall. Michelle spared no details in explaining her dream wedding at one of Northeast Ohio’s iconic wedding venues! After all, if you have ever been to Gervasi for a wedding, I’m sure you understand the excitement!!
Fast forward seven months, and I’m greeting Tony and Michelle once again. This time, however, we were in the middle of Downtown Canton looking into a beautiful courtyard right beside the First Ladies’ National Historic Site. Of all the times I have photographed in downtown Canton, I have never ventured down far enough to enjoy this little corner of Canton.
At one point, Tony and Michelle are sitting on a bench between two light poles, and I’m thinking to myself, “I think we just teleported to Central Park in New York City!” When you get to those photos in the blog post, you’ll have to let me know if that little spot in the courtyard reminds you of the same thing, too!
Tony and Michelle, the next time I see you two, we’ll be getting ready for your first look at Gervasi on your wedding day! I can only hope that Mother Nature is as kind to us in September as she was to us last week!