Christmas with the Cestaris

Just the most beautiful Christmas wedding!  Brittannie and Manny told me many many months ago how much they wanted it to snow on their day. Right after the ceremony, as the guests put on their coats and grabbed a jingle bell to shake as the bride and groom ran to the getaway car, the sky opened and the snow fell. It was beautiful. Everything about the entire day. Happy as can be, nothing was stopping these two from ginormous smiles and laughs.

Some of my favorites from the day…
The church. The church. The church. Beautiful. Oh and it had beautiful large Christmas trees and poinsettias everywhere!
The grooms “cake”. It was a large chocolate globe. The bride and groom grabbed a hammer and broke it open. Then Brittannie, with a huge grin, told her guests that Manny gave HER the world and she wanted to give HER world back to HIM. And (tear) share a little of their world with everyone else. Inside the large chocolate globe was mini worlds for all the guests. So sweet, not only literally…mmm, they were DE-Lish!
Candy Cane place card holders! So clever. Made for a great ring shot too.
Firestone Country Club. I’ve never been there before nor did I know this is The Bachelor’s place. Does this somehow make me famous too? Either way, it was lovely.
Oh, I must tell you about their wedding favors. Soap. Really cute little red soaps with their initials and wedding date. Guests thought the soap was candy. The family had to announce to everyone to stop eating the favors as it was not candy it was soap. Hilarious!
Getting awesome bride and groom shots in the snow. How cold would you be in 15 degrees and a sleeveless wedding gown?! Brittannie never stopped smiling. Beautiful happy smiles. Still makes me smile.
Thank you for ending 2009 with such a happy day and including me. You guys are fabulous. I wish you all the very best in life!

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Crystal Jo

Crystal Jo is an Ohio-based wedding and lifestyle photographer, dreamer, believer and lover of life.

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