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Romantic Pink Wedding at Griggs Reservoir Boathouse

We spent this morning at the beach with these two cuties and Jeremiah and Rachel Photography, albeit we didn’t have our toes in the sand with them, we felt as if we did. And because we loved it so much, we couldn’t resist sharing another pretty from these talented photogs, and ooh darlings, it’s a pret-ty one. A Bride in a blush dress, sparkle and shine in every corner, gorgeous rings, shoes and blooms galore… we’ll leave it at that and let the gallery speak for itself.

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From the beautiful Bride…My wedding day was the happiest day of my life! I was all smiles & overwhelmed with all the love surrounding me. My best advice to other brides is to take it all in. The day flies by, so stop and soak it up when you can!

From Jeremiah and Rachel PhotographyFrom our first interaction with Stephanie and Ian, we knew we loved them. Their wedding was filled with so much love from the two of them and their amazing friends and family. Stephanie is a girl after my own heart and I adored her touches of glam pink and sparkles throughout the day. I especially love weddings in early summer, when peonies are still in bloom! Nothing says romantic wedding like fluffy white and blush blooms. She told me on the day of that she knew pink was a popular wedding color, but she really tried to make their own, and I think they did just that! Stephanie had two wedding dresses made especially for her, one for the ceremony and one for the reception. I still can’t tell you which one I loved more, but I LOVED being able to photograph such a gorgeous bride in two spectacular dresses! Her ceremony wedding dress was a dream, with layers and layers of tulle and magic, with her reception dress being a sexy, pink lace mermaid dress. Stephanie looked radiant all day with her cascading blonde hair and shimmery eyes. Everything about Stephanie and Ian’s day was wonderful and had their own unique touch to it, from the custom paper goods and the pink ombre wedding cake, to having Ian’s step-mom perform the ceremony.

Photography: Jeremiah And Rachel Photography | Floral Design: Flowers On Orchard Lane | Wedding Dress: Cara Bridal | Wedding Dress: Jasmines Bridal Shop | Cake: The End Dessert Company | Ceremony Venue: Griggs Reservoir Boathouse | Brides Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Soiree | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bill Levkoff D'Zage 8056 | Catering: Carfagnas | DJ: Encore L'Amore Entertainment | Grooms Attire: JCPenny | Bracelet & Earrings: HelenaNoelleCouture On ETSY | Paper Goods: Alexandria Lindo On ETSY | Photobooth: Dan Buckley Photography | Rentals: Chavari Chairs From Lasting Impressions | Veil: Thelittlewhitedress On ETSY | Videography : Sway The Crowd Productions

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Intimate Courthouse Wedding Inspired Shoot

If a small, intimate wedding is what you are after, you’re sure to find inspiration within the folds of this shoot crafted by All Together Now , with florals by Rose Bredl and imagery by Lily Glass Photography.  The details are simple yet driven by whimsy. And if we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a million times – A day that ends with Moscow Mules and donuts is certainly a winner in our book. See it all right here.

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From Lily Glass PhotographyI teamed up with the fabulous event coordinators of All Together Now to provide inspiration for the couple that values style and good friends but also intimacy and simplicity. Our bride and groom were “married” at the courthouse with a banner parade and the city’s best represented at the reception to follow. A visual “how-to” of keeping things just the “two of us” and a small party with your dearest friends without sacrificing attention to detail.

Photography: Lily Glass Photography | Event Planning: All Together Now | Floral Design: Rose Bredl | Dress: Anthropologie | Jewelry: Pluma Jewelry | Catering: Mouton | Chalk Art: Lalese Stamps | Hair+Makeup: Virtue Vegan Salon | Location: Mouton | Paper Goods Design: Thea Bergstedt | Suit: H&M

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New Year’s Eve Wedding Celebration

We all know weddings are a cause for celebration, so what better date to throw a party than New Year’s Eve? Especially when you have the keen eye of Adrianne Elizabeth Events helping you out. Everything from the Bella Figura invites to the freshly minted Hilton ballroom, oozed sophistication. The photos from Red Gallery Photography and video from Studio Z  speak for themselves. Find the full gallery here.

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From the Bride… Dan and I met on a biking trip in the California wine country. My family and I arrived in California excited to bike, eat, and drink wine! We met up with my uncle and cousin who accompanied us and 20 other strangers on this organized trip. I met Dan that first morning when he introduced himself as one of three trip leaders and handed me my bike for the week. I thought nothing of it. As the week progressed, the leaders biked and ate with the group, guiding us on our tour of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. There was some flirtation going on, but I was not interested or looking at the time. I had just moved out to Seattle, WA from Columbus, OH days earlier hoping to jump start my career. Besides, growing up it was always my sister who attracted all the attention. I figured that would be the case here as well.

My sister and mom are quite perceptive however, and they mentioned early on that they felt Dan was clearly more interested in me. We began spending more time talking, but Dan was busy entertaining 20 other guests as well. On the last day of the trip, my sister was biking way too fast approaching a sharp hairpin turn and she crashed. Torn up, shook up, and bruised, she headed off to the hospital in a van with Dan. On their drive she inquired, “what’s up with you and my sister?” She proceeded to give him the in’s and out’s of how to go about pursuing me, and he did just that! This was the start of our relationship filled with romance and adventure!

Dan continued to work for Backroads for the next few years, and his last trip with the company took him to New Zealand and Vietnam for the Winter season. His parents and I headed out for a visit to meet him in Vietnam. On the Vietnamese New Year we were in Dan’s favorite town Hoi An. That night he gave me my belated Christmas present (since we weren’t together for the holiday). It was a homemade scrap book of our relationship with an engagement ring on the last page! We couldn’t wait to start planning our special day!

I knew I wanted to be married in my home town of Columbus, OH. My mom jumped on booking venues right away. Things seemed to be booked for weekends in 2012 already being that our engagement was in January of that year. It was booked every weekend but Thanksgiving and a few in December. We threw out the date of New Year’s Eve and it was available so we went with it! It seemed like the perfect date because I never have New Year’s plans, it’s a great time for a celebration, and our theme was automatically decided for us! A brand new Hilton was being built and set to open just before our wedding date – we jumped on the chance to be the first wedding at the new beautiful property. It was a pretty special experience to go from hard hat tours of a shell of a building to seeing our lovely wedding come to life in their exquisite ballroom.

The first chance I had to try on wedding dresses was at La Jeune Marie on a trip home to Columbus. As most brides say, I had something totally different in mind than what I chose! I only tried on about five dresses before “the one”. I absolutely fell in love with my Anna Maier gown – it was perfect for the season. There were certainly challenges planning a Columbus wedding while I was living in Seattle, so I could not have been more happy for my mom when she paired up with Adrianne from Adrianne Elizabeth Events for planning. Adrianne was the best support for both my mom and I and we could not have pulled it off without her!

We had a blast personalizing the wedding and making it fun and festive for the new year. Clay from Red Gallery Photography even flew out to do our engagement shoot in Seattle at all the locations we went on our first date, we used these pictures throughout the wedding decor. We served my favorite, Jeni’s Ice Cream, at the reception to celebrate my love of Jeni’s and the fact that used to bike race on the team in Columbus sponsored by Jeni’s.

We had a photo booth for guests to enjoy and now have a great keepsake in place of a guest book. It even snowed light fluffy white snow the day of the wedding for some gorgeous moments captured by our photographer and videographer. The highlight was at 5 minutes before midnight when we popped tiny cans of Sofia champagne and watched our “Same Day Edit” Video from Studio Z Films. The video captured the entire day from start to finish and ended with a countdown to the new year which culminated with a perfectly timed confetti drop. It was a day I will never forget! Plus, being that it was the New Year holiday, I never have to worry about my husband forgetting our anniversary, either!

Planner Note…The DiCello Family and Alicia and Dan were truly special clients. Alicia and her mom, Anita, have exquisite taste. The wedding was soft, beautiful, warm, and inviting and perfectly fitting for an elegant New Year’s Eve affair. From the very start, the DiCello’s set out to be gracious hosts to their guests. From a delicious New Year’s Eve meal paired with the families favorite wines, Silver Oak, Churchill Cellars and Twomey to Uncle Mike’s extraordinarily beautiful and delicious cookie table to the framed photos of the couple’s parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents on their wedding day, every detail was personal. It was truly a New Year’s Eve Celebration to remember.

Photography: Red Gallery | Videography: Studio Z Films | Floral Design: Marti's Floral Designs | Wedding Cake: Jan Kish La Petite Fleur | Invitations: Bella Figura | Wedding Stationery: Peabody Papers | Reception: Hilton Columbus Downtown | Shoes: Gucci | Hair: Maggie Simcic | Band: The Conspiracy Band | Barber: Old Familiar Barber Shop | Bridal Jewelry: Haute Bride | Bridesmaids\' Dresses: BHLDN | Ceremony : St. John The Baptist | Event Rentals & Linens: Event Source | Groom Attire: Vera Wang | Groomsmen Attire: Vera Wang | Ice Cream Bar: Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams | Italian Cookie Table: Bride's Uncle Mike | Makeup: Jade at Max the Salon | Photo Booth: ShutterBooth | Rehearsal Dinner Cake: Jan Kish La Petite Fleur | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Lindey's | Wedding Coordination & Design: Adrianne Elizabeth Events | Wedding Dress Designer: Anna Maier Couture | Wedding Dress Shop: La Jeune Mariee

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