Marissa & Brian’s getting ready and ceremony took place at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. Before the ceremony they decided to give their gifts and letters to each other around the corner from each other, so that they could be in the same photo. Marissa’s face was absolutely priceless when she received her gift from Brian in the original packaging that it had come mailed in.
Marissa and Brian did a first look before their ceremony, which we always appreciate, especially when the timeline calls for it. We know first looks aren’t for everyone, but in some cases it really is necessary or else there would be no time for photos. We did all of their bridal party, photos of the two of them, and family photos before their ceremony.
We loved Marissa’s glittery pink shoes, her wedding colors, and the sunflowers in the decorations and bouquets. We also liked how Brian had a best woman instead of a best man.
Their ceremony was so awesome. The officiant made it so personal and gave lots of information about who Brian and Marissa are.
After the ceremony we headed right over to their reception, which took place at The Fifth Season Banquet Center. They had a really pretty area in the back with overgrown grasses, so we utilized that space and the time and got some more photos of the two of them. We loved all of their reception decorations and colors. The rest of the night was an absolute blast because so many people were dancing and singing. We especially loved the sing along to Meatloaf’s “Paradise by the Dashboard Light.”