Say hello to modern Cinderella glass slippers—these jewel encrusted Miu Miu heels. I’m completely uhbsessed and pretty sure they’d be my shoe of choice if I were a ballroom Bride. At a ballroom wedding planned by A Charming Fete, to boot. Every corner is tucked with blooms, and personalized details like the gold foiled “That’s Amore” cocktail napkins for this couple with deep Italian roots. Like what you see? Lauren Gabrielle has more waiting for you in THE VAULT!
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From A Charming Fete…We worked closely with this gorgeous New York couple, Nicole and Robert, to plan and design their impeccably elegant and timeless wedding celebration. Both the bride and groom have deep rooted Italian heritage so we wanted to weave in some cultural elements while still keeping the tone refined and sophisticated. The couple chose to wed in a gorgeous historic Roman Catholic church in the bride’s hometown near Youngstown, Ohio. Nicole has exquisite taste and carefully selected each element from the most beautiful gold foil custom stationery suite down to her jewel encrusted Miu Miu heels. She was the picture of perfection throughout the entire day, donning a gorgeous silk slip and robe number during hair and makeup application and then changing into the most beautiful Mark Zunino gown and cathedral veil. Robert was a perfect complement to her beauty, looking dapper and polished in a tailored navy tuxedo with sharp black lapel. From a design aspect, we wanted to maintain a soft dreamy color palette mostly all whites and creams with the softest blush nude tones. Cloudlike lush florals full of garden roses and spray roses in the softest colors popped against the rich gold accents on the tablescape. The sweets table showcased samplings of mini cannoli from the best local Italian pastry shop alongside other traditional cookies. This was all just an accent to the beautiful three tiered wedding cake with intricate sugar flower and metallic gold detailing. Gold foil cocktail napkins inscribed with “That’s Amore” were passed with hors d’oeuvres and southern Italian limoncello was served at the bar throughout the evening. It was truly an honor to be a part of their special day!
Photography: Lauren Gabrielle Photography | Event Planning: A Charming Fete | Floral Design: Green Floral Shop | Wedding Dress: Mark Zunino | Cake: Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes | Bride's Shoes: Miu Miu | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Occasions By Jim Hjelm | Makeup: Beauty Therapy Inc. | Hair: Jenna Dashnaw | DJ: Pure Entertainment | Venue: Squaw Creek Country Club | Bridal Boutique: Kleinfeld Bridal | Bridesman Blush Suit: Topman | Chairs + Linen Rentals: TR Party Centre | Chargers: Event Source | Invitations, Programs, Menu + Table Numbers: Rose Gold Studio | Lighting + Draping: Rock The House Entertainment
Kathleen & Kyle just get me. Why? Uhm, probably because their engagement session from the lens of Henry Photography was primarily focused on two very important things: donuts and wine. Add in a splash of their seriously sweet love and you’ve got yourself a gallery that is as adorable as a basket full of puppies. See it all in THE VAULT!
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From Henry Photography…Kathleen & Kyle live in the most adorable part of Columbus, German Village. Surrounded by brick roads, swanky restaurants, a fabulous park and lots of gorgeous homes. When they told me they wanted a cozy engagement session with some of their favorites in the park, I was so excited. Kathleen gave me some serious hair envy and wore the most adorable kate spade boots while Kyle had on plaid and brought his favorite donuts. Cheese, wine and donuts in the park was exactly what this couple loves. We walked around their neighborhood at all their favorite spots and we chased the sun until it was setting. Capturing their joy and laughter was more of a gift to me, they were completely smitten with eachother.
Photography: Henry Photography | Film Lab: PhotoVision Prints
You know why we love weddings? Because weddings lead to beautiful marriages, and you know we’re all about that. Take Book and Chet and their one year anniversary as example. For the goal of their one year anniversary session was so that these two could relieve the magic that they felt just a year prior, and we happen to think they nailed every darn detail. With Julie Paisley behind the lens this is one celebration you’ve got to see, waiting for you in THE VAULT!
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From Julie Paisley…A wedding day can be rushed. So many emotions, timelines, and trying to please everyone sometimes leaves little time for many pictures of the bride and groom. But, what if you get back dressed up on your one year anniversary and relive all those moments again? You spend so much money on the perfect dress, isn’t it fun to wear it again? That is exactly what Brooke and Chet did. We had amazing time “recreating” their day and celebrating that first year of being husband and wife.
From The Couple…Our relationship started off as very good friends and blossomed into something very special. We seemed almost drawn to one another from the start. We found that we had very similar beliefs about life and found that we had many things in common. Early on in our relationship we faced the tragic losses of parents and grandparents. This time was unspeakably hard. We leaned on each other for support and in this time became a closer and more connected couple because of it.
Five years later we were planning a wedding. We had so much fun planning our big day. The day was so surreal, unique and special. We loved celebrating our love and being surrounding by our loved ones. Having the opportunity to get dressed back up in our wedding attire and model for Julie Paisley’s workshop was amazing. It brought back so many fond memories of our big day. We are thankful to Julie for giving us the opportunity to relive the memories of our wedding day with this shoot.
Our first year of marriage has flown by right before our eyes. Little has changed in our relationship since becoming husband and wife but the fact is our connection has only become stronger. It is a connection that words fail to express but is very real to us. Our first year of marriage has been partly spent supporting each other in starting and growing our own businesses. One of the pillars of our relationship from the beginning has been supporting one another. When we were not working we spend time planning trips as we have a passion for travel. We make seeing new and exciting places together a priority in our relationship. Having these adventures with the person you love the most in the world makes every adventure that much more special. We also adopted a little white fur ball named Lynxie. This little cat has been the perfect addition to our family of three and has enriched our lives.
Our first year of marriage has been full of excitement, support, love and adventure. We cannot wait to see what our future holds.
Photography: Julie Paisley | Floral Design: The Farmers Florist | Venue: Schultz Mansion