Timeless Tenk West Bank Wedding of Ali & KJ | March 26, 2022
When it comes to kicking off a wedding season in fine style, these two did it with ease. We had an absolute blast capturing Ali & KJ’s timeless wedding at Tenk West Bank. Even though Cleveland tried to throw its typical “not-so-nice ha ha you thought it was spring” weather at us all day, we pressed on and made the absolute most out of it.
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Timeless Tenk West Bank Wedding with Ali & KJ - Premiere Gallery
Getting Ready for the Big Day
It was an unusually cold and blustery March morning this past Saturday, as mother nature clearly decided that she would try to challenge us and our amazing couple on their wedding day, and coincidentally our first wedding of the 2022 season. This was also our first time having the pleasure of working with wedding planner Nora Tuck of Engaged with Nora, and we had a wonderful experience working along side Nora all day long as well as leading up to the wedding itself.
Needless to say, we were all ready, and so were Ali and KJ. There was NOTHING that was going to interfere with these two and their wedding day love story (not even snow), and what a beautiful story it turned out to be. As you can see, these two were glowing with happiness and anticipation, and they didn’t try to hide it.
Glowing with Happiness
There is something special about the moment when it’s time for the bride to put on her wedding dress, and when you see the looks and the smiles and the utter joy on Ali’s face as she gets ready to marry the love of her life, it’s extremely difficult not to smile right along with her and her mother.
These types of reactions and expressions – the purest of the pure – are every parents dream, every brides dream, and CERTAINLY every wedding photographers dream.
Coolest Guys in the Room
Ali and KJ are no slouches when it comes to style and adding a little bit of flair, so when KJ and his guys broke out their glasses it was no suprise.
Bringing the Couple Together
As many of our couples do, Ali and KJ decided to do a “First Look” prior to their ceremony which oftentimes allows us to capture many more images of the couple before the actual ceremony, and to also get some other expected wedding day photos out of the way.
In our world, “expected wedding day photos” doesn’t mean boring or easy, which is why we LOVE capturing shots like the full bridal party shot you see here.
Tenk West Bank was the perfect location to pull off a shot like this, and we are thrilled with the result. We certainly hope Ali and KJ and their closest friends love it too.
We also want to give a huge shoutout to the florist of the day, So Bloom, located in Cleveland, for the gorgeous bouquets and florals throughout the venue. Another big shoutout to the people over at A-1 Mr. Limo out of Wickliffe for providing limo services for our couple, and we certainly can’t forget Rock the House who handled the entertainment for the evening flawlessly.
The ceremony for Ali and KJ was simple and elegant, with a very touching reading done by KJ’s mother, as well as Ali’s grandfather. It’s always moving to hear the loved ones of our couples talking about their lifetime of memories of the bride and groom. The officiant was a close friend of the couple as well, which lead to a very personalized ceremony filled with smiles and joy and even some laughter.
Beautifully Done Reception Space
Tenk West Bank and their management team and staff did an absolutely fabulous job transforming this entire space into this dream wedding venue. Ali and KJ were beyond pleased, and their guests all seemed to be blown away with how the space looked and felt.
The Bride & Groom's First Dance
These two were all smiles as they danced together for the first time as husband and wife, and you couldn’t help but smile right along with them during their moment on the dancefloor.
The End of the Night
Before the night was over, we had to steal away our couple for a few end of the night shots to wrap up what was an unforgettable and absolutely amazing wedding day. We especially loved the old chandelier in the entryway of Tenk West Bank. The chandelier is actually a miniature version of the chandelier over at Playhouse Square. How cool is that?
We are so glad to be back into the wedding season of 2022, and we could not have asked for a better couple or a better wedding to kick it off with.
Thank you so much to Ali and KJ for allowing us to capture the story of your wedding day. We hope you two love this little preview, and we can’t wait to show you the rest. Congratulations!!
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