Mary Elizabeth & Chris . Cleveland Wedding Photographer

Mary Elizabeth and Chris are stunning, sweet, and passionate about each other. Their wedding in Cleveland, TN was nothing short of amazing.

Getting Ready: The Taylor House
Ceremony: Broad Street United Methodist Church
Reception: The Old Woolen Mill in Cleveland, TN

The Vendors:
Coordinator: Cheryl Hyland with Blissful Moments
Hair: Hairbenders
Catering: Alshabibi
Music: Soundforce
Florist (Ceremony): Perry’s Petals
Florist (Reception): Alshabibi
Hot Dog Vendor (yes, how fun is that?): Rock It Entertainment
Limo: Ralph Buckner Limo
Photographer: Melody Hood
Second Photographer: Marc Climie
Assistant Photographer: Katherine Vance

Truly amazing people made this day even more incredible. The beautiful venues, the excellent catering, the fabulous coordination, and the absolutely amazing Bride and Groom along with their families and friends made this day unforgettable. They had a huge, wonderful wedding party who oh so graciously stood outside in some sweltering heat to get some incredible photos outside of the church and at one of my favorite places (The Craigmiles Mausoleum, which has an incredible ghost story attached to it – along with just being absolutely beautiful). Chris’s amazing Italian Family was a riot on the dance floor, I love weddings where culture is introduced in to the wedding and/or recpetion. Enjoy the enormous amount of photos, I just couldn’t narrow it down!

Getting Ready at the Taylor’s

Broad Street UMC is a stunningly beautiful church.

Mary Elizabeth’s dress was amazing. I love that she was creative and added the ribbon sash and cameo to it, it really made the dress hers.

Adding the sashes to the bridesmaids dresses was brilliant, really – the color just set them off perfectly. I love that she used ivory lace dresses – so beautiful.

A few Wedding day Bridal Portraits…

The Boys…

I love the differences in how people wait for the ceremony to start…

The Ceremony – Beautiful – I LOVE this church and I LOVE this couple!

Exiting the Church – Guests tossed Rose Petals.

Together. We only had about 15 minutes to photograph the beautiful couple together before they headed to their reception. We managed to get a lot of awesome photos in those 15 minutes, here are a few…

While I was photographing the family formals, the full wedding party, and the couple, Marc headed over to the reception site where he captured some amazing details and guests milling around waiting on the bride and groom to arrive. Here you can see how much work Ahmed Alshabibi put in to the reception – he did an amazing job!

And the beautiful couple arrives!

The first dance…

I thought this particular detail was just the sweetest – it’s a table filled with Mary Elizabeth & Chris’s parents and grandparents wedding photos!

On to the party!

I’m so in love with the images from their wedding. Thank you both for hiring me to photograph your wedding. Thanks to both my second photographer and my assistant that day for being the incredibly wonderful people they are. I couldn’t have enjoyed it more!

Congratulations Chris & Mary Elizabeth!

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  1. Lina on November 24, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Love it, such a beautiful captures. Congrats to newlyweds!!!

  2. MelissaJ on November 24, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    What a SPECTACULARLY beautiful wedding and reception. You captured the mood and the love brilliantly.

  3. shannon T. on November 24, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Oh WOW! These are stunning! Beautiful captures !

  4. Chelsie on November 24, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Beautiful job!! I can’t even pick a favorite there are so many stunning images!!

  5. This N That on November 24, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    These are all amazing! Your work is beautiful.

  6. Kathleen on November 24, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    oooohh. . .. these are beautiful! So many amazing shots here and what a gorgeous bride!

  7. Katherine on November 24, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    These are stunning! It looks like it was a beautiful wedding (and beautiful couple!). I love your bridal portraits!

  8. mollie on November 24, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    these are great!! they will be so happy- what a lucky bride!

  9. Jennifer Boggett on November 24, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    These are gorgeous!! I love the series of how people wait differently – what great storytelling.

  10. robyn on November 24, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    The image with the veil blowing is my favorite. Beautiful wedding and stunning photographs.

  11. Angela Crutcher on November 25, 2009 at 9:48 am

    WOW!!! Stunning work! You did a fabulous job at capturing their special day!

  12. Eric McCarty on December 2, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Love the father dancing shot. Great stuff all the way around Melody (and staff)!