Rise and Shine weddingistas. You know how we spend all day Wednesdays devouring wedding after wedding after gorgeous wedding? Well TODAY is the new Wednesday – at least this week. We have done a little switch-a-roo and now have 7 lovely weddings coming at ya all day long and for those weddings that you’re dying to see more of, simply click on the gallery for the whole enchilada.
Columbus is capturing our hearts first with this classic number shot by Stacy Able Photography. The gold shoes are what grabbed my attention, but the yummy pink florals by Claudia’s Flora Bunda are what stole the show, or maybe it’s the bag piper, no the head-over-heels in love couple. Tell you what – head over to the gallery for the FULL day and may you be the judge of show-stopperness because clearly I can’t make a decision.
From Stacy Able Photography…Blair and Ryan’s story is as beautiful as their wedding day. It is a fairytale of two wonderfully strong individuals, brought together by the artful city they have grown to love, Columbus, IN. On their most special day, Blair and Ryan wanted to include the art of all senses, with a touch of personal class.
Once the trumpets were silenced, a traditional Scottish bagpiper lead the way for the bride through the wooden church doors, decorated with fluffy white carnation wreaths. Her gorgeous La Sposa lace and tulle gown floated down the aisle as she met her eager groom. Blair’s bouquet was created using sweet smelling spring ivory peonies, pink anemones, and dark pink ranunculus flowers all hand tied with a delicate lace. Her bridesmaids looked tres chic wearing all black, floor length gowns designed by Jim Hjelm Occasions, accented with amazing vintage inspired necklaces that Blair carefully selected from Ann Taylor. After the nuptials were said, the couple left the ceremony in a vintage 1968 cherry red Chevy Impala.
Guests arrived for cocktail hour at the brand new Commons building in the heart of downtown Columbus. Massive art sculptures and floor-to-ceiling windows emphasized the modern, open space. Two signature cocktails were served, the bride’s Lemon Drop Peach Martini and the groom’s Bombay Sapphire Gin Martini, along with passed hors d’oeuvres, as they waited for the live 12 piece swing band to begin. Guests took their ‘golden’ seats at tables adorned with fresh flowers, ivory silk linens, regal gold flatware and flickering candle light. The evenings favor of vibrantly colored delicate French macaroons, baked by the bride herself, were tucked into golden crush napkins. A crystal sheer overlay table cloth accented the escort card table, head table and cake table. The couple cut into the elegant tiered wedding cake that took a spotlight of its own with smooth ivory buttercream icing and fresh pink peonies.
Personal touches were seen and heard throughout the couple’s reception, hand painted table numbers and escort cards, golden custom monograms, personalized match books and of course what brought our loving couple together, the local art and architecture of their city.
Catering: Bistro 310 / Wedding Photography: Stacy Able Photography / Floral Design: Claudia’s Flora Bunda / Bride’s Makeup: Kat Sterrett / Ceremony: First Presbyterian ChurchWedding / Wedding Planning: Morgan Banks of Ashley Weddings and Events / Wedding Videographer: Blake Brenneman Productions / Wedding Cake: Heavenly Sweets / Macaroons: Stacy Able + The Bride / Rentals: Creative Coverings / Bride’s Hair: Katrina Tovey / Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Dell Brothers / Bridesmaids Dresses: Jim Hjelm Occasions / Reception Venue: The Commons Columbus Indiana / Wedding Gown: La Sposa