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78th Street Studios: continued... greenery. Larger ceremonies are held in the heart of the gallery surrounded by art- work. This arrangement is ideal for brides who prefer a longer aisle or want to make a grand entrance. “HEDGE Gallery functions as an art gallery by day and event venue by night,” Gent says. “You can come to the art gallery on weekends and see visitors mingling and appreciating the artwork. This space is truly a representation of Cleveland’s art scene.” Rustic meets romantic Located on the lower level, Ramp Level is the third venue option at 78th Street Stu- dios. This space, which hosts up to 300 guests, features Egyptian-style columns, subdued lighting and an industrial setting well-suited for rustic or urban chic weddings. “We are hosting an upcoming wedding at Ramp Level with a simple, rustic vibe,” Gent says. “We plan to incorporate oak barrels throughout the space, along with hops and eucalyptus on the tables and plenty of can- dles for mood lighting.” Cocktails and canvas Cocktail hour is anything but ordinary at 78th Street Studios. Many artists will open their studios, giving wedding guests the opportunity to explore the assortment of galleries. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails are served in any of the three wedding venues or Suite 215 Gallery, which is set up as a gallery and curated with artwork. Known for its amazing natural lighting, this is also a popular spot for wedding photography. “78th Street Studios provides a unique experience beyond a traditional cocktail hour,” Gent explains. “Guests can grab a cocktail at HEDGE Gallery, for example, and then stroll through the myriad galleries.” Your event, your way Through HEDGE Event Planning, Gent is the innovator and designer bringing excep- tionally designed weddings to 78th Street Studios. She also owns and manages HEDGE Gallery, one of the first artist studios to plant roots at the arts complex. Gent has 15 years of event planning experience with premier wedding venues across north- east Ohio. HEDGE Event Planning offers a variety of services, including help with vendor selec- tion, floor plan layout, floral design and event coordination. They also offer a large inventory of décor, such as centerpieces, ceiling accents, ceremony backdrops, furni- ture and much more. “We sit down with every couple to get to know their unique personalities and create a wedding that truly reflects who they are,” Gent explains. “My sole focus is to provide couples with an exquisite, happy, stress-free celebration.” Whether you have an appreciation for the arts or simply love the venue’s character and history, your wedding day will be a source of awe and inspiration at 78th Street Studios. §   106 § AKRONCANTONWEDDINGS.COM | WEDDINGS IN OHIO    JENNY HAAS PHOTOGRAPHY AIREONNA McCALL ELISA BIETRI SUZARAN PHOTOGRAPHY JASON CROCKER PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT 

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