Today we get to share with you a shoot that we poured our hearts and souls into, and one that we have been anxiously waiting to be able to post. We adore mansion and garden weddings, so when we came across the Kingwood Center, we knew that we had to shoot here. From the grandeur of the beautiful brick mansion, to the dreamy, meticulously landscaped gardens, this venue is like from a dream, and we are so excited to have our shoot here featured in the Winter/Spring 2016 issue of Trendy Bride Magazine. An incredibly talented group of vendors came together for this shoot, and we are so, so thankful for each and every one of them! Because we have a love for southern charm, moss-covered oaks, and simple elegance, our goal was to incorporate southern-inspired elements and style into a shoot here at this stunning Ohio venue, and we are still swooning over the results!
Venue: Kingwood Center & Gardens || Florist: Bloomtastic || Gown: Emmaline Bridal from B.Loved Bridal Boutique
Calligraphy: Hope Scott Calligraphy || Hair: The Blowout Bar || Makeup: Alexis Cox Artistry
Chairs, Linens, & Glassware: Event Source || Cake Table: Events Held Dear || Cake: Short North Piece of Cake
Vintage Car: Ken Rachel || Macarons: Pistacia Vera || Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic
When we first moved in, we changed out the light fixture in our little dining area, but that was about it for a while. Then we got the crazy idea to try to install wainscoting to give the space a little more character and fit more style-wise with the rest of our first floor. After a little research, we ordered some moulding, tore off the old baseboards, and got started. We gave the new moulding a coat of paint or two, and after sketching out how we wanted the wainscoting laid out, we started cutting and installing, beginning with the baseboards. Next came the chair rail, and then the painstaking process of cutting and putting together the panels. Once everything was up on the wall, we caulked, filled nail holes, and finished it off with two more coats of paint. We’ll probably end up painting the walls eventually, but for now, we were content to just frame a few of our favorite film images from our last trip to Charleston, and call it a day. Doing the wainscoting ourselves was a lot of work, but it was also a ton of fun to see it come together, and we absolutely love how it turned out! It’s just what our little dining area needed to give it a little bit more elegance! So, now for what you really came for, the pictures! In celebration of finishing another house project, we had the talented Events Held Dear come and style our table for us, which made it even more fun to photograph!
Mamiya 645 AF | Kodak Portra 800 | The FIND Lab
If you’ve heard us say it once, you’ve heard us say it a hundred times…we LOVE classic, timeless elegance, and Jessa and Ryan’s wedding was a true essence of that. From the moment we met with Jessa and Ryan and began to talk about life, travel, good food, and their wedding plans, we knew we were the perfect fit for each other. This couple is not only incredibly gorgeous on film, which was apparent from their engagement session, but they have really sweet, kind hearts, which makes it that much more exciting to be sharing their wedding today! The girls had a relaxing morning popping open some celebratory bubbly, while getting ready together at the Hilton in downtown Columbus, before making their way over to the breathtaking, light filled cathedral where Jessa and Ryan shared their vows before their loved ones. After stopping by the beautifully revitalized Scioto Mile on the banks of the Scioto River for some sunset pictures, Jessa and Ryan made their grand entrance into their reception at The Ivory Room, and proceeded to dance the night away.
Jessa and Ryan, thank you so much for letting us take part in your special day. It was our honor to be given the job of capturing these most precious memories, to preserve them for the years to come.
Ceremony Venue: St. Brigid of Kildare || Reception Venue: The Ivory Room || Gown: Mori Lee from Wendy’s Bridal
Tux: The Black Tux || Hair & Makeup: Eye Do Makeup & Hair || Florals: Bloomtastic || Caterer: Cameron Mitchell
Baker: Robin Welsh || DJ: Steve of Night Music || Photography: The Jacksons || Videography: Kristy Ell