First of all, the date: It’s October 12, 2013, at 5:30pm. Weather permitting we will have a short ceremony outside and just three doors up the street at the corner of West 14th and Auburn, immediately followed by a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception at Mastroianni Photography and Arts. We would like to receive our guests in a casual, evening setting, so be prepared to mingle and relax. Because of this we are asking that, with the exception of immediate family, this be an adults-only function.

Just a reminder: if you haven’t mailed your RSVP card, please do so by September 12 so we know who’s coming.

If you’re inclined to bring a gift, we’ve taken some of the guesswork out of that process; we’ve registered at Target and Crate & Barrel.

Where is this place, you ask? Mastroianni Photography and Arts is a gallery and studio located in the historic Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland (that’s Cleveland, Ohio, not the one in England) at 2688 West 14th St. We are in close proximity to downtown Cleveland and we would suggest, if you have far to travel or are partying hard, that you take advantage of a downtown hotel such as The Holiday Inn Express, Stone Gables Bed and Breakfast in Ohio City, or the Cleveland Hostel, also in Ohio City.

If you are driving, there is free parking available on either side of West 14th, Auburn, or Starkweather; however, cabs and carpooling is strongly encouraged as space is limited. (Or ride a bike, like my one of my best men Joe.) The studio is easily accessible from every major freeway going into the city. (A) is the studio, (B) is the ceremony site. If you have further questions, please feel free to email me.

We’re thinking of going with some less traditional wedding styles…

(photos by Lindsey Beckwith)

Fritz thinks he’s getting married, too.


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