Kelli + Austin | Stan Hywet Hall Wedding Akron OH

Most every girl I know has had an idea of what her dream wedding day would entail since she was small. The perfect dress, the perfect ring, the perfect party. Today's bride was certainly no exception. Her mother gave her a homemade wedding notebook, with seemingly never ending to-do lists and magazine cut-outs nestled inside. But what I found MOST striking about this beautiful event was not the ever delicate hydrangeas, stunning lace gown, heirloom ring, or even the crystals and pearls dripping from ceilings. It was the tender emotions and genuine bond felt between Kelli and Austin and their families that was so pure, so obviously deep, that I found myself grinning from ear to ear behind the lens and wiping away a few unexpected tears. To these two beautiful people, thank you for letting me be a part of your very special day.