Alishia + John | Married

November 14, 2015

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What an incredible event! Alishia and John’s stunning modern affair took place on a crisp November evening at the Kent State Hotel and Conference Center. From her choice of color palette to venue and every detail in between Alishia is a styling maven. Being the owner and hair artist of 330 Hair Studio, she and her bridesmaids' hair and makeup was completely on point and so elegant. Alishia wore a gorgeous Maggie Sottero gown and John donned a Rondinelli Tuxedo.

The early eventing ceremony was adorned with candlelight, romantic uplighting, and floral arrangements designed by Chris Gibson. With the curtains drawn back, letting the light of the city atmosphere in, Alishia and John exchanged vows and a kiss. Their guests greeted them with a snowflake flurry as they exited to their photo session. In Acorn Alley the couple was surrounded by glistening lights, as well as, their bridal party.

As evening faded into night the ballroom came to life, vibrant royal blues, hues of gold , and uplighting turned the location into a magical night time gallery of jewel toned colors. Their wedding party enjoyed a brilliant cake created by Fun in the Oven, delicious courses of dining, followed by dancing under a starry night sky accompanied by music provided by DJ Dwayne Gordon of Audio Extremes Entertainment. The event was beautiful, classic and stunning. It was an honor and pleasure to be able to photograph such a wonderful couple.


From the Bride:

John and I went to grade school together from first grade to fifth.  We didn't know each other then really just friends of friends... but little did we know we would be reconnected later in life.  I received a facebook friend request from him and his friend who I both recognized and remembered.  He asked me out on a date and the rest is history. We were so close growing up and never knew that one day we would be married! Our favorite memory from the wedding was the speeches.  My little sister and his little brother were the maid of honor and best man.  Hearing them talk about how happy they were to see us together and wanting to model their relationships off of ours was so meaningful.  Also it meant a great deal to us when John and I thanked everyone.  We both looked around the room and really were able to soak it all in that we were loved by so many, and everyone in the room was connected to us in some way.  It was the best feeling to know that so many people played a part in making that day the best day ever! 




(Venue for the Ceremony and Reception)

Diana Watts- Kent State Hotel and Conference Center





Fun in the Oven




Dwayne Gordon

Audio Extremes Entertainment




Howard Elkins




Chris Gibson






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