From local beauties like the lavender twist redbud to foxtail lilies and pink crape myrtle, the Cleveland Botanical Garden’s sprawling lawns made for an unforgettably gorgeous and heartfelt wedding.

The day started with bride Niki dressing and writing a note to Jake in her childhood bedroom. Slipping on jeweled pearl white heels and adorning a low, relaxed chignon with a coordinating jeweled hair clip, Niki was surrounded by five bridesmaids, who donned a-line dresses with a cream bodice and bold fuchsia floral pattern skirt.

But all eyes were on Niki as she made her way down the aisle in a breathtaking fitted gown, with a plunging back, illusion corset bodice, and full skirt caped train. White lilies and blush pink roses made for a subtly romantic bouquet, and that elegance carried over to a reception with live string instruments, ivory draped chairs, and tea lights. Perhaps most touching of all: wooden placards with photos of family and loved ones.

Captured by Jason Thomas Crocker Photography

Photographer:  Jason Thomas Crocker Photography//Dress Designer: Eliza J//Dress Designer: Enzoani//DJ: Cleveland Music Group//Makeup Artist:Jason Kelly//Makeup Artist:Jason Kelly//Hair Stylist:Lather A Salon//Hair Stylist: Charles Scott//Floral Designer:Bouquets by Becky//Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden//Other Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden//Reception Venue:cleveland botanical gardens//Event Venue: Cleveland Botanical Garden//