Derick and Paul found the perfect intimate space at Marigold Catering in Cleveland for their long awaited wedding. With their closest friends and family assembled, Derick and Paul celebrated in style, with cocktails, amazing hors d’oeuvres and small plates, and most notably, pre-ceremony entertainment by Lounge Kitty, followed by jazz singer Evelyn Wright. While a little different from a lot of more typical weddings, the evening was made all the more personal for the couple because of their choices in setting, food, and entertainment. As a wedding photographer, I have the privilege of not only seeing couples of every religion and tradition celebrate their love and commitment, but also see it happen at different stages in their relationships and lives. Some are very young and just starting out on their journey, some have found love later in life, and some are simply formalizing what they’ve already lived and felt in their hearts and daily lives; and the latter is certainly the case for Derick and Paul.