A Classic Ballroom at Intercontinental Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio
Decked out in all white hues with touches of purple, the grand ballroom at the Intercontinental Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio, embodied an elegant ambience for this classic wedding. Colleen DiFonzo (a public relations consultant) and Jarrad Lewis (an oil broker) initially chose the venue due to the convenient location with a large ballroom to comfortably fit their guest list of 300. The ceremony took place at Amasa Stone Chapel in Cleveland, Ohio, where the aisle had archways accented in colorful blooms and greenery that led all the way up to the altar, captured on camera by Anthony Vazquez Photography. Colleen carried an elegant bouquet filled with purple speckled and white with yellow-centered orchids that complemented the chosen color palette for the wedding day, all arranged nicely by Pieters Bouters Studio. Thanks to the help of Christina Verger Event Planning & Production, purple uplighting filled the ballroom that had its ceiling draped entirely in white linens and glass chandeliers. Short and tall centerpieces decorated the dining table surfaces, filled with a mix of hydrangeas, roses, ranunculus and cherry blossoms. White candles were placed on top of glass candelabras what decorated the tables as well, adding a romantic touch with dim lighting. It was hard for us to ignore Colleen's beautiful ivory wedding dress in a mermaid style that was designed by Reem Acra, which had lace accenting the sleeves and bodice all the way down to the skirt that flared out at the bottom. "I’ve worked in beauty and fashion for the past 10 years and always loved Reem Acra," Colleen says. "I love lace and beading, and knew I wanted to go in that direction."