A Classic Winter Wedding at Cleveland Botanical Gardens in Cleveland, Ohio

Karen Herbert (31, a physical therapist) and Kirk Rowe (32, self-employed) met online and began date around the holiday season of that year. A while after they began to date, the couple took a trip to California and booked a hot air balloon over Napa Valley. Kirk proposed to Karen while they were up in the air, with another couple capturing the moments with a camera, and so their wedding planning began. The wedding ceremony and reception took place during the holiday season at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens in Ohio. The couple was pleasantly surprised that the venue was having their winter show called “Glow” when they had booked their wedding, with Christmas trees, gingerbread houses and decorative lights accenting the space to create a magical occasion. Karen wanted a wedding dress that made her feel like a winter snow princess, and the sparkly wedding dress accented by Christina Wu did just that. The silver, black, cranberry and white color palette complemented the holiday season. The venue space itself was transformed with tall white branches strung with lights, centerpieces of red roses accented with silver leaves and berries and trees adorned with hanging ornaments and birds nests. Guests sipped on their Candy Cane Twist cocktails and later indulged in the four-tiered ivory wedding cake detailed with snowflakes, creating an overall theme that expressed the couple’s love for the holidays, their families, and, most of all, each other.