Melanie and Alex’s Veteran’s Day Wedding at The Historic Onesto in Canton

Melanie and Alex met in the United States Air Force. They have traveled all over the world and seen amazing sites, and are currently stationed in Utah. I am thrilled that they chose Canton, Ohio on this beautiful Veteran’s Day weekend, to begin their adventure as Husband and Wife. Their friends and family came from all over to celebrate with them!

Melanie and her Bridesmaids got ready at the Sorrento Villa at Gervasi Vineyard

Alex and his Groomsmen met at The Historic Onesto for a few getting ready photos before heading to the stunning Basilica of St. John the Baptist, to prepare for the ceremony.

It was VERY cold and windy, but everyone had an amazing attitude and braved the elements for the sake of their photos! Photos were very important to this couple and because we had a plan in place prior to the wedding, we were able to quickly move through all of the Bridal Party and Bride and Groom photos and I am in love with the results! We started at Monument Park in Canton.

Second on the list was Downtown Canton for these amazing city shots.

Finally, the reception at the beautiful Historic Onesto. Friends and Family (many of them in the military), from all over the country gathered for this amazing party. Party Shirts, Giant Dinosaurs and non-stop dancing were led by Bob Hickman from Mobile Jams.

Getting Ready Venue: Sorrento Villa at Gervasi Vineyard . | Church: Basilica of St. John the Baptist . | Flowers: Nikki’s Perfect Petal Designs . | DJ: Bob Hickman-Mobile Jams

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