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A Formal Ballroom Wedding at The Old Courthouse in Cleveland, Ohio

Lisa Montgomery (29, an internal medicine resident physician) and Ryan Godinsky (30, a surgery resident physician) met while they were both attending

Lisa Montgomery (29, an internal medicine resident physician) and Ryan Godinsky (30, a surgery resident physician) met while they were both attending medical school. Lisa tried to find excuses to talk to Ryan and get to know him more, but easily got nervous around him. Ryan was under the impression that Lisa wasn’t interested, but when Lisa ran into Ryan one night at a bar, she may or may not have kissed him. From there on out, Lisa and Ryan knew they were meant to be. The couple spent a weekend in Cleveland, Ohio together when they both were off from work. They went out for a nice dinner, and when they got back to their hotel room Ryan said that he couldn’t find the key. As Lisa started to freak out, Ryan fished around in his pocket and pulled out a diamond ring instead. The Old Cleveland Courthouse served as the perfect venue to have their elegant, timeless wedding with a marble staircase, stained glass windows and wrap around balcony. The Gatsby-like color palette of black and white stripes with neutral colors accented in champagne glitter decorated the reception tablecloths, dinnerware and centerpieces. The main wedding cake was pumpkin spice with cream cheese frosting, with smaller cakes of chocolate with peanut butter icing and vanilla with salted caramel buttercream icing.

Engagement and Wedding Rings Under Shoe
Wedding invitations were black and white with an art deco design. The invitations were designed by OliveINK.
Lisa wore an elegant ivory Anne Barge wedding dress purchased from Nordstrom. The dress was intricately accented with lace and a crystal belt.
“I fell in love with the gorgeous ceilings and classic elegance of the courthouse, with its beautiful marble staircase and pillars with wrap around balcony,” says Lisa.
Couple Getting Married at Altar
Couple and Wedding Party on Venue Steps
Ryan wore a black tuxedo designed by Indochino with a black bow tie to match. His groomsmen stood beside him, wearing gray tuxedos with matching ties from Black by Vera Wang.
Lisa stood in the middle of her bridesmaids, who wore pink and gray long dresses designed by Jenny Yoo that were purchased from Nordstrom. They all held their bouquets of ivory roses and hydrangeas.
Couple with Veil Flying in Wind
Intimate Shot of Married Couple
The reception space was held in the same ballroom as the ceremony, transformed with dining tables and chiavari chairs for the evening.
Champagne and Straws on Gold Plate
Black and white striped table runners draped over the black tablecloth on the dining table, which was set with gold plates and black napkins. A tall centerpiece of ivory hydrangeas stood in the middle of the table.
The bridal bouquet served as the centerpiece for the sweetheart table, filled with a variety of ivory roses and hydrangeas.
“I definitely tried to go with a timeless look, and it ended up being a little Gatsby inspired, but I really just liked the idea of champagne glitter, black and white stripes, and neutral colors,” says Lisa.
Sweetheart Table with Couple Chair Signs
Happy Couple at Reception Sweetheart Table
Gold Foil Chocolate Wedding Favors
The three-tiered main wedding cake was pumpkin spice with cream cheese frosting. The cake was accented with ivory roses and had a cake topper that read "Best Day Ever."
Intimate Shot of Couple Outside