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Andrea and Tristan's British -American- Canadian Wedding with Hats! Cleveland Wedding Photographer

It all started when a British guy fell smitten with an American girl wearing a black dress..... Tristan saw Andrea at a party in Toronto. (Where Andrea and Tristan live now)

Eventually he had the courage to "chat her up ", and the happy ending of this story is a beautiful wedding in Canton , Ohio. ( Andrea's home town ).  I was so lucky and honored to document this gorgeous wedding. In the English tradition, and in honor of Tristan's late Mum, many women wore hats. We need to take up this custom in the USA, ladies!  All day, I was so tempted to try out my accent, but Genevieve kept me in check. I did find myself using more words like "lovely" and "brilliant, and my fave.. "its grand " ( eye roll from Genevieve ). How could you not? 

The Lovely day began at Fieldcrest Estates, Where the sweetest first look took place... 

Special shout out to Yevhen, my fun guest second shooter, and always to Genevieve,  super assistant . You might remember that Genevieve and I traveled to London for her senior photos, so you can imagine how chuffed we were to photograph this wedding ... ( using some British slang, to get you in the mood)

Fieldcrest Estate

When Andrea was five, she wore these Dino high tops for a whole year... her father still keeps them in his office. Andrea had a feeling, they would make an appearance , so she had something special planned...

She found an artist on Etsy to recreate them in adult size for the first dance!!!   Perfection!

Teeny Tiny Tux

Flowers by the English Garden . Note the gorgeous Thistle in the bouquet...

First Look Time-

Family portrait time, look at baby George! Those cheeks!

Yevhen's view....

Hats at a wedding just make my heart sing....

Time to get married at the Faith United Methodist Church...

Tristan was just glowing..... 

On to Brookside Country Club.....

Its a tradition that the groom make the cake... Tristan baked the cake and iced it, and Andrea's mother made the icing flowers... but... the knife broke in the cake!

Remember those baby shoes of Andrea's? 

Genevieve's view... Favorite!

I was laughing and crying while shooting the toasts... British wedding toasts are at a whole other  level....

Complete with interesting photos of the groom at every table......

The rest of the night was just magic...

Andrea and Tristan and all of your families.... we were beyond thrilled to photograph your lovely & brilliant day! It was the best!  Know of any other English/Canadian/American Weddings? We will be there! xoxoxo - Karen

Behind the scenes, curtesy of the awesome Yevhen.....

Rocking the wedding selfie, fisheye lens style- Yevhen and yours truly! ( so much fun to shoot with a guy, love his perspective.

Thanks Yevhven.... Genevieve and I rarely get a photo op