Carly and Sean were married on June 20, 2020 at the Orchard Hills Center in Chesterland, Ohio. They were originally supposed to get married in October of this year in California but life had other plans for them and we were beyond honored to be a part of their day.
Before I tell you about their wedding day, let’s look at how these two met and how Sean proposed. Carly’s college roommate was dating Sean’s coworker at the firehouse and they suggested that Carly and Sean go out, so she added him on facebook and he messaged her the same night. Then, they went out on their first date at The Melting Pot in Legacy Village.
How did he propose? During a friends trip to NYC in December 2019, Sean asked Carly to marry him in Central Park. They followed up their proposal with a carriage ride through the park.
Now when I say that 2020 has been a year to remember, I also mean that no one knows what is going to happen this year. When Carly had contacted me about their wedding day, she told me why they moved their wedding back to Ohio in June. Sean’s sister Rebekah was sick and they knew that she could not travel to California to be in their wedding. Then, the day before their wedding Carly texted me to let me know that there was a chance that Rebekah would pass away either that day or on their wedding day. When, I say that no one knows what to expect this year, I truly mean it. My heart was so broken for them and their families. Rebekah passed away that Friday, the day before their wedding. As you read this, please keep these two and their families in your prayers.
On June 20, 2020, Carly and Sean were married at the Orchard Hills Center. Carly and Sean started off their days by hanging out with their bridal parties and families. Here are a few of my favorites from before their ceremony:
Then, came the ceremony. Their ceremony location was a beautiful spot overlooking a valley. Here are some photos of their ceremony:
After their ceremony, it was time for family photos, bridal party photos, and then a few photos of the two of them.
As it was a really hot day, we agreed to come back out during the reception to get more photos once it cooled down a little. Next, came their reception. It was a reception filled with lots of dancing, and beautiful toasts, including a toast by the groom to his sister, which made everyone cry (even Andrew who never cries). Here are my favorites from the reception:
We wish Carly and Sean a lifetime of love and happiness!
Congratulations again to the new Mr. and Mrs. Lyons!
If you’re new to our blog, let me introduce myself. My name is Jenna McCarty of Jenna McCarty Photography. I work alongside my wonderful husband, Andrew McCarty, to capture weddings all over Ohio and Pennsylvania. We love weddings and believe in the beauty of marriage. We enjoy getting to know our couples, their families, and their friends. If you would like more information about our wedding photography services, please contact us.
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