Portage Country Club Wedding, Akron, Ohio | Brenna + Mike

This wedding began as all fairy tales do: with a once upon a time, on a crisp February morning.

We started with two lovebirds saying vows on the altar of Brenna’s childhood church. Then we moved to one gorgeous sunset for bridal portraits. And finally, the day ended with graceful speeches and a live band enhancing one heck of a good time.

But I’ll be honest, winter weddings in Ohio are always a hit or miss. Sometimes it rains, snows, or is 90 degrees and we don’t know why. Similarly, on this rare February weekend, Ohio provided a day where the weather was not only perfect, but the schedule also ran on time.

If I could define this perfect day to three words: family, love and faith come to mind. Each word sparkled as both families celebrated Brenna and Mike.

To see what I mean, scroll to find the picture of Dr. Congeni hugging his daughter prior to their walk down the aisle! Then see Mike’s face during the first dance! Finally, find grandma busting moves. 🙂 There are way too many moments to list, so basically, see all of Brenna and Mike’s magic below!

// xo Mariss


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Brenna & Mike’s Wedding Vendors:

Photographer: Marissa Decker Photography
Videographer: Jack Pelini Productions
Band: The Element
Florist: Pink Petal Florist
Cake: Buehler’s-River Styx
Party Bus: Rockstar Limo
Hair and Makeup: Love Beautiful Skin Sarah Harrell: Makeup & Cassie Riley: Hair
Wedding dress: Designed by – Stella York (Purchase Place – Wendy’s Bridal Columbus)
Fur shawl: Sissily Designs
Bride’s shoes: Badgley Mischka
Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse
Engagement Ring and Wedding Bands: Musselman Jewelers (Denver, Colorado)
Cookies: Homemade! By Bride’s Mother: Karen Congeni
Invitations: Cards and Pockets
Menus, Hotel Bag Inserts, Table Top Signs: PaperPassionDesigns
Programs: ViolaMirabilisDesign
Seating Chart: UnmeasuredEvent
Place Cards: DarlingPaperieStudio

Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Akron Downtown
Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Papa Joe’s
Ceremony Venue: St. Hilary Church
Reception Venue: Portage Country Club Lauren Milroy & Malorie Kormos

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