Blair and Ryan’s story is as beautiful as their wedding day. It is fairy tale 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 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 brides Lemon Drop Peach Martini and the grooms 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.
Wedding Coordinator: Morgan Banks – Ashley Weddings and Events
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Photography: Stacy Able Photography
Food and Bar: Bistro 310
Flowers: Claudia’s Flora Bunda
Makeup: Kat Sterrett
Ceremony Location: First Presbyterian Church
Videographer: Blake Brenneman Productions
Cake: Heavenly Sweets
Macaron- Stacy Able + Bride
Rentals: Linens: Kate Kovalick-Patay- Creative Coverings
Chiavari Chairs- 50 Chairs
Hair Stylist: Katrina Tovey
Tux: Dell Brothers
Bridesmaids Dresses: Jim Hjelm Occasions
Reception: the Commons Columbus Indiana
Bride’s dress: La Sposa
Bride’s shoes: Kate Spade