The Barn on Enchanted Acres Wedding: Faith + Tyler

March 24, 2021

Faith and Tyler’s wedding day at The Barn on Enchanted Acres was nothing short of a DREAM. I mean that both literally and figuratively (that will make sense later on).

Not only was Faith and Tyler’s wedding one of my first for the 2021 season, it also brought me back to the beginning. Faith is best friends with one of my very first clients, Ashley!

A picture perfect day

Getting married in mid-March in Northeast Ohio is always a bit of a gamble because the weather can be so unpredictable. Faith and Tyler went all in and, quite honestly, I don’t think they could have asked for more. For those who have never been, The Barn on Enchanted Acres is one of Northeast Ohio’s premiere wedding venues. It is the kind of place where every detail is perfected — no matter how small it may be. Located in Denison, Ohio, the sprawling property has a southern gothic yet chic and sophisticated kind of décor, fit with moss-covered wagon wheel styled light fixtures. There is also a lot of wrought-iron, providing the space with a certain feeling and texture that’s hard to put into words.

Simply put, the venue is absolutely spectacular.

Photo, video, and the prank of a lifetime

Faith and Tyler hired me for both photo and video, ensuring that their day would be captured the best way possible. The two lovebirds met while Tyler was at work at a local garage. Tyler, who used to competitively race motocross and has the scars to prove it, is a rough-and-tumble type on the outside but a kind, thoughtful and caring husband on the inside. Faith used to model but trust me when I say that her outer beauty is nothing compared to her inner beauty. The two of them were ideal clients.

After saying ‘I do’ the two of them left the ceremony amid cheers and fireworks. No, seriously, there were fireworks.

And it was AWESOME.

Before their ceremony, however, was one of the biggest surprises. When Faith and I were going over the timeline prior to their wedding day, I asked her whether she and Tyler would be doing a first look. She said they would be… but it would be a little bit different.

As much as Tyler is a prankster, he’s matched only by his wife. Everyone but Tyler knew what was coming.

You guessed it. It was a FAKE first look with one of Tyler’s groomsmen wearing a full on wedding dress.

Although Tyler may have let out a few four-letter words that aren’t fit for print, it was an incredible moment that still makes me laugh to this day.

Smoke and Fire

After getting married at the Barn on Enchanted Acres, Faith and Tyler’s wedding shifted to the other side of the jaw-dropping property: Bella Amore on Enchanted Acres. Owned by the same family as the barn venue, Bella Amore is my personal favorite. It has a French villa vibe with ornate stonework, a fire pit and a beautiful patio. Inside the venue, guests are immediately greeted with high-pitched ceilings, detailed ironwork and an overall feeling of chic and class. It is an incredible place.

During blue hour (the period of time AFTER golden hour), I quickly ushered Faith and Tyler around the property to take advantage of some of the unique scenery. The sunset didn’t disappoint either. 

Near the end of the night was their first dance and I cannot begin to describe how awesome it was. DJ extraordinaire, Black Tie Entertainment, pulled out ALL THE STOPS. As if fireworks at their reception wasn’t enough, how about a first dance on the clouds?!

An amazing way to kick off 2021

Faith and Tyler were absolutely thrilled by their gallery, which exceeded 1000 images, breaking a personal record for me. As my clients will tell you, the vast majority of my packages do not have an image cap, meaning there is no arbitrary limit to the number of photos you will receive. If I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again: the images are way too valuable not to share. Here are some of my other favorites.