THIS FUN & COLORFUL FAMILY WEDDING WILL MELT YOUR HEART
Jessica and Corey really wanted their wedding to be small and relaxed, while maintaining the celebratory sparkle you’d expect on a couple’s big day complete with lots of vibrant color.
“We decided to remove all formalities beyond the “I do’s” and reserve our night for mingling with people we love. We had a very specific vision in mind for the look and feel of our wedding, so almost everything was either custom-made by a vendor or DIY’d by us.” Jessica began.
“Our invitations were designed by a friend, whilst Cory created our website (it helps that that’s what he does for a living). Together we designed our photo booth backdrop, menu cards, and signage, and we spray painted old wine corks, mason jars, and picture frames to be used throughout the venue. My dress was handmade and Cory’s tie was designed to match our invitations, my mom and I made the floral arrangements, bouquets, and boutonnieres under the guidance of a local floral shop.” She added.
“Our ceremony was at a nearby rose park and kept small and intimate with only about 30 in attendance. One of our close friends was our officiant and she read from ceremony scripting that Cory and I wrote and edited together. One of our goals of the ceremony was to keep things short and sweet–we knew we loved each other, everyone knew it, so we didn’t want to drag it out. From beginning to end, we came in at under five minutes! Our family is blended with two daughters from prior relationships and a son together, so being able to have them with there with us made everything even more special. One of my favorite moments was when our daughters threw flower petals in the air as we were pronounced husband and wife; it was pretty magical.”
“Our reception was held at our favorite coffee shop – a decision that had been made over a cup of coffee, not too surprisingly. The building was beautiful and open, with a gorgeous patio, and just our style, so there wasn’t a ton of work to do to make it “us”. Instead of having a formal dinner, we had a delicious hors d’oeuvres and dessert bar, paired with custom cocktails and a barista making drinks-to-order all night. Our night was full of laughter, drinks, friends and family, all relaxed and just able to enjoy versus keeping up with a wedding timeline of sorts–just as we wanted.”
Super Suppliers – Photographer: Coley & Co Photography | Caterer: Creative Cuisine | Event Planner: Kaity Eckl Design Co | Floral Designer: The Flowerman Columbus |Event Venue: Whetstone Park of Roses | Submitted via Two Bright Lights |