Weddings are perfect for gushing over; that’s a given. But when they have that extra special sauce – the kind that produces drop dead gorgeous Bride’s and celebrations both detailed and love-filled, well then that gushing comes a tiny bit easier. Have a look at the gallery of images by Alysse Gafkjen and see for yourself why we are smitten kittens over this Columbus affair. And then be sure to click play on the film by Picture the Love because we’re totally smitten with that one too.


Music: Just Right by Molly Maher ( Licensed: The Music Bed )

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From The Finer Things Event PlanningAmanda and Jonathan reside in Washington D.C. but chose Columbus, Ohio as their destination wedding location. Amanda and Jon met and fell in love in college, at The Ohio State University of course! The ceremony and reception took place at a historical location in Columbus, Ohio, The Athletic Club. A unique venue that adds a touch of warmth and class to every event it houses. Amanda and Jon chose to express their wedding through adding unique shabby, chic touches. As Amanda and Jon gave their vows in front of the large fireplace lined with candles, a dear friend of the Bride and Groom presided over the ceremony. Classical string musicians filled the air. The whimsical flowers in shades of pink adorned by mason jars that complimented the warm gold chairs. The bride’s grandfather, an avid book collector loaned Amanda and Jon stacks of his favorite books to decorate the guest, escort card display. Jon did an amazing job putting together his very own photobooth where guest took many playful photos. Ending the night, an Ohio tradition… the famous Graeter’s Ice Cream Bar where guest created their own sundaes with their favorite local ice cream.

Photographer: Alysse Gafkjen | Floral Design: Flowers on Orchard Lane | Venue: The Athletic Club | Wedding Planner: The Finer Things Event Planning | Cinematography: Picture the Love | Transportation: Urban Express | Cake: Enticing Icings and Custom Cakes Ltd. | Ice Cream Bar: Graeters | Cake: Enticing Icings | Ceremony Music: Columbus String Quartet | DJ: Chris Balentin | Hair: Michelle Buzaki | Makeup: Deja Cierston