Anna and Aaron’s August 1st, 2015 Columbus Indiana Commons Blush Wedding by Stacy Able Photography
Bride and Groom Q+A:
After a year of preparation, it was hard to believe the summer had past and our big day, August 1, was here. In all of our planning, we knew we wanted to be married in Columbus, the place we met and had quickly grown to consider home.
When we thought about our wedding weekend, we wanted it to be traditional, romantic and fun. We carefully chose our vendors knowing their incredible talents would make all of our ideas a reality. We also wanted to highlight all that Columbus had to offer which meant hosting guests at the Hotel Indigo, our rehearsal dinner at the Inn at Irwin Gardens, our wedding Mass at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church and our reception at The Commons.
The day started and ended as the perfect, yet rare, Indiana summer day- warm without a cloud in the sky. The bridal party began their day with Yoga and the men with a classic breakfast at Lincoln Square. This set the tone for what was to become one of the best days! The day went off without a hitch. Father Marty Peter officiated a beautiful wedding Mass. Between the Mass and the reception, the wedding party visited classic Columbus locations to capture these special photos. We greeted our guests as they made their way to The Commons for cocktails, dinner and dancing. The Commons had this amazingly warm and welcoming feel. The black, white and blush colors we chose, along with mahogany Chivari chairs and gorgeous florals from Pomp & Bloom, made the room come alive. As guests filled the room and dinner was served we found ourselves consciously taking moments to take it all in. We were truly overwhelmed with joy.
All throughout the weekend we felt the warmth and love from our friends and family. It was better and more than we could have ever thought possible, and have so many people to thank for making it happen for us as we start our married life together.
Our family and friends created some memories we’ll never forget– from the sincere welcome and toasts from the Anna’s father, the Maid of Honor and the Best Man; the heart felt appreciation from family when we took a moment to recognize other former brides in our family by displaying their wedding dresses and pictures; the surprised look on Aaron’s face when he found out there was a late night hot dog bar; dancing the night away to the likes of Katy Perry and Taylor Swift; chanting “one more song!” at the end of the night because we just didn’t want to leave; to ordering pizza to the Hotel Indigo at 2am. There are so many fond memories that will last us a lifetime!
Along with all the memorable moments, there were definitely a few really funny ones, too! We’ll spare any personal embarrassment and say it had to do with practicing splits on the dance floor and ripped pants, and these were two separate incidents!
First Dance Songs
Bride & Groom- Etta James “At Last”
Bride & Father- The Carpenter’s “Close to You”
Groom & Mother- John Lennon “Beautiful Boy”
Vendor Information: Planner: Morgan with Ashley Weddings and Events, DJ: Alan with Audio Magic Entertainment, Groomsman attire: That Special Touch, Florist: Gina with Pomp and Bloom, Catering: Artisan Foodworks, Hair and makeup: Parlor 424, Wedding Branding: Catharine Perry Design, Photography: Stacy Able Photography, Bridal gown: Monique Lhuillier, Rings: Distinctive Diamonds, Chairs: Fifty Chairs, Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo at Nordstroms, Cake: Icing on the Cake, Brides shoes: Badgley Mischka
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