I’m not sure how else to describe this wedding but drop dead gorgeous not to mention a plethora of fun photo taking opportunities. Jenna and Bryan are yet another wonderful couple who would do anything for great photos. Their wedding was at the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Columbus which was a beautiful wash of light for this Grace Kelly bride. Concluding the ceremony, Jenna and Bryan left time for photos around Columbus.
Oddly enough the normally sleepy Columbus, Indiana was awash with vintage cars for a car show which we happened to saunter by for some quick photos. It gets better from there as Jenna and Bryan received two golden retriever puppies, Cooper and Nala, for a wedding present. Well, those two 8 week old balls of golden fur made a quick appearance for some wedding photo gold.
After some wedding puppy photo love, the reception began at the Otter Creek Golf Course which the sunset washed the party in a golden glow. Another quick session with Jenna and Bryan in the fall embers then it was time to cut cake, dance, and toast with wine which Bryan’s French host family sent to him specifically for his nuptials. Also before I begin with photos, I have to say how ingenious Jenna was in her details. Make sure to notice her blinged out kitten slingbacks as she put every last crystal on those shoes. Last but not least she made the catholic train veil, arranged the lush tropical center pieces with her mom, and made the invitations, too!
Bryan just received his wings which you can see with Jenna’s shoes.
Awesome captures of the handsome military men by my assistant, Ravyn
Jenna’s bridesmaid had SUCH a beautiful voice!!! Also Jenna and Bryan held the offerings for the full mass. It was such a beautiful touch to the ceremony
new favorite wedding kiss photo… beautiful light and such emotion!!!
Time for some fun photos!!!
another gorgeous sunset with a bride and groom!
Last photo of the night– a toast with some specially sent French vino
Now for some Q and A’s from the Bride:
Looking around at dinner and just watching everyone have a great time! And, finding out one of my best friends and her husband are expecting!
The dress! It was 75% off, though brand new with tags because another girl had purchased it and then disappeared! Like they always say: one girl’s trash is another girl’s treasure!
Looking back at some shots from the bouquet toss…it is apparent who was going to catch the flowers. She was standing 3 feet in front of everyone!
Advice for future brides?
If you truly have an unlimited budget, you are lucky! However, if you do have a budget, stick to it. It is tough to do; there is always one more guest, a few more hors devours, another course at dinner, bigger flowers, fancier tableclothes, etc etc etc. However, nothing beats showing up on your big day, completely relaxed and ready to have a good time, because you dont have to think about writing checks you cant afford, cutting back for the next two years, fighting with your family. It’s your wedding day, and you will have a good time – at $2000 or $222,000.
If you could change anything what would it be?
There would never have been a wait at the bar!
Wedding Vendors & Details:
Flowers: Family friend
Invitations: Made by Jenna, the bride
Wedding Dress Designer: W1/White One
Wedding Dress Boutique: European Bridal, Cincinnati
Cake: Janice—family cousin
Table floral arrangements: Jenna and her mom
Invitations: Family friend
Hair: Jami Freeman, Innovations
Catering: Smith’s Row, Columbus
Church: St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Columbus
Reception: Otter Creek Golf Course, Columbus
DJ: Keith Maddox
Assistant: Ravyn Stadick