Dora Manuel at Viva Bella Events in Cincinnati thought you would enjoy Lauren & Jordan’s wedding and we’re positive that you will! She did such a great job telling their story, we’re just going to let her take over.

Lauren and Jordan joke about how different they each are. She’s an artist. He’s a dentist. She’s Catholic. He’s Jewish. She’s a smalltown girl. He’s from the city. To meet them though is to gain an understanding of the complimentary nature of true love—theirs is a story of yin meets yang.

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Lauren’s moment of inspiration for the wedding happened when she found her feather hair pin online… This hair pin became the design inspiration for the entire wedding… feathers, gems, red, black and white.

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Lauren and Jordan’s relationship is built on a willingness to break the rules, and their wedding was to be no exception. Held at an old gentlemen’s club built in 1826 (The Phoenix), they had visions of a hip, retro Hollywood affair with bold strokes of black and red and a touch of glitz.

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The “chuppah,” custom built by Viva Bella Events, was the centerpiece for the ceremony. It was draped in white fabric and accented with black and white patterned ties. We asked the lighting designer to uplight the inside of the fabric on the four corners and the background drape was uplit with red lighting. Because Lauren is Catholic and Jordan is Jewish, we made it an open canopy chuppah to blend their backgrounds. A Rabbi performed the ceremony, but the ceremony contained both Jewish and Christian traditions such as the Unity Candle (Christian) and the breaking of the glass (Jewish).

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All of the stationery played a large role in creating final touches for the wedding. Lauren, a graphic artist at her company, Giddy Ink, designed each piece with care. Creating an intricate one-of-a-kind design (reminiscent of a 1940’s-style playbill), she blended vintage-inspired text with unique materials like feathers and gems. And the details kept coming, from programs, to escort cards envelopes tucked with feathers to drink signs, direction signs, chair signs and much more!

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The stunning photography is courtesy of Neysa Ruhl.

More from Lauren and Jordan’s dramatic reception … in a bit …

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