Boho Downtown Toledo Wedding at The Oliver House
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.
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