Whoever said Toledo was a boring spot for an elopement, they were WRONG! This Toledo elopement at Oak Openings was so incredibly sweet and personal. If you’re thinking about eloping in Toledo, the metroparks are the place to do it!
From Co-workers to Husband and Wife
Madi and Josh met at work, but were just friends at first. After about 8 months, they finally decided to go on a date which also happened to be on Josh’s birthday! They went to a tree farm to pick out a Christmas tree. When they returned to that same tree farm to pick out a tree for their home together, he proposed! Madi said it was sweet and private, and that’s exactly how their wedding was too.
Ceremony at Oak Openings
Both Madi and Josh had been married before, so they didn’t want anything too extravagant. They really just wanted to get married, and on their terms. To keep it personal, they decided on an intimate ceremony at “The Spot” (if you know you know) at Oak Openings. This is by far one of the most beautiful places in all of the local metroparks and perfect for this private wedding. They invited only their parents, and Josh’s sister officiated. After a quick ceremony, they kicked everyone out and had a private first dance in the woods.
Toledo Elopement: Reception at Inside the Five
After we took some portraits, we headed to Inside the Five Brewing where they met about 50 of their friends and family to celebrate. This was their way of still including the people they loved but still making sure the day was about them and what they wanted. Everyone had some dinner, drinks, and cookie cake and just celebrated together. Nothing super fancy, just a fun get together honoring the new Mr. and Mrs. Zaborski.
Check out some of my favorite images from their day below! Special shout out to the other vendors who helped make their day possible:
Ring: Paul Antypas
Ceremony: Oak Openings Metropark
Reception: Inside the Five Brewing