Boho Downtown Toledo Wedding at The Oliver House

Bride and groom black and white portrait at Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Toledo.

I’ve been looking forward to this wedding ever since Chris & April’s woodsy engagement session out at Oak Openings back in April. That session was inspired by John Lennon, Yoko Ono, earthy tones, and boho vibes and I couldn't wait to see how they incorporated that look into the big day. I wasn’t surprised that they were able to perfectly mix in luscious greens and a touch of industrial to create the perfect atmosphere for their wedding day. Not only do they have an amazing style, but they are the kindest people. April has a sweet and gentle soul complimented by Chris’ kind persona. 

It's a relationship that started with a three hour philosophical conversation over coffee (I mean, don't they all?). These two are currently tackling their PhDs in cell and molecular biology (yes you read that correctly, these two are smarties), so they decided to have a smaller, more intimate wedding celebration. It turned out to be the perfect mix of casual, fun and absolutely beautiful. The atmosphere in the Ottawa Room at the Oliver House fit their style and the dance floor in the Historic Lobby fit their guests perfectly.

Keeping it simple did not make it any less special. It is clear that Chris & April’s family and friends have an intense amount of love and support for the two and the emotions were running wild. Chris’ mom officiated the ceremony making the moment that much more meaningful. During the reception, Chris surprised April by singing ‘Wish You Were Here’ by Pink Floyd during their first dance. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the room.

It’s hard not to feel the love when you are surrounded with the deep connection that these two have. It makes our job that much more meaningful. Thanks to Chris and April for having us part of this special day.

Beautiful floral bouquet from Bartz Viviano in Toledo, Ohio.
Bride getting ready for wedding at Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel.
Beautiful bridal crown.
Bride getting in wedding dress from Atlas Bridal in Toledo, Ohio.
Groom getting ready on wedding day at Renaissance Toledo Downtown.
Groom and his groomsmen playing pool in the lobby at the hotel.
Bride and groom's first look at Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel.
Bride and groom do a first look at The Heights in the Renaissance Hotel Toledo.
Emotional mother of the groom during first look.
Wedding day first look at Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel.
Bridal party wedding photography at Renaissance Hotel Downtown Toledo.
Groomsmen portrait in downtown Toledo
Bridesmaids in neutrals with eucalyptus bouquets in downtown Toledo.
Boho bride meets industrial wedding in Downtown Toledo.
Bride and groom portrait with beautiful Bartz Viviano floral arrangement.
Bride and groom wedding photography in downtown Toledo.
Gorgeous bridal Makeup by Amy Lewis.
Bride with beautiful wedding veil in downtown Toledo, Ohio.
Beautiful quote tattoo on bride. 
Bride and groom wedding photography by The Oliver House in Toledo, Ohio.
Wedding reception in the Historic Lobby at The Oliver House in Toledo.
Bride walks down the aisle with her father at Oliver House wedding.
Bride in boho wedding dress from Atlas Bridal in Toledo, Ohio.
Boho wedding ceremony photography at The Oliver House.
First kiss during intimate wedding ceremony in The Oliver House.
Table numbers at wedding reception in The Oliver House.
Bride and groom's first dance at wedding reception.
Emotional first dance at The Oliver House wedding reception.
Guests dancing at wedding reception in The Oliver House.
Dancing at wedding reception in the historic lobby at The Oliver House.

We've been so lucky to work with some awesome vendors lately and this wedding was no different. Huge shoutout to this talented team! 

Pre-wedding venue: Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel

Ceremony venue: The Ottawa Room at The Oliver House

Reception venue: Historic Lobby at The Oliver House

Bridal Gown: Atlas Bridal Shop

Makeup: Makeup by Amy Lewis & Co. 

Hairstylist: Wendy Delker from Reese Lilly Hair Studio

Florist: Bartz Viviano

DJ: Ultimate Nights

Bride and groom wedding photography in Downtown Toledo.