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Columbus Museum of Art Wedding

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Allison and Mark knocked it out of the park when they had their Columbus Museum of Art Wedding last July. It’s not every day you can celebrate such an incredible life event amongst so much beauty.

Their ceremony took place at Edwards Court. The ceiling is entirely made of windows which allows for natural light to pour into the space. A larger-than-life glass artwork by Dale Chihuly called Isola di San Giacomo in Palude, sits on one end of the atrium. It is an elegant and unique space and offers an experience only an art museum can.

The bridesmaids wore different shades of blue and Allison looked absolutely flawless in her white lace-trimmed A-lined gown. Details of white and blue could be found around every corner. Cascading bouquets were flanked on either side of the ceremony wall, the wedding invitations were adorned with a blue satin ribbon, a custom wedding hanger was embellished with blue and white flowers, and a blue velvet ring box showed off how beautiful Allison’s wedding rings were.

Inside and outside of the museum offered grand portrait backdrops. The lighting outside played against the walls and made for some pretty epic spotlight portraiture of Allison. One of my favorite details from the day was their ring bearer wore a bear costume and thus became known as the “ring bear.”

After portraits around the museum, we went to their reception venue, The Ellis. Allison is an avid swing dancer, so there were so many fantastic dance moves both during cocktail hour and the open dancing. Guests were also treated to a specially choreographed dance from Allison and her fellow dance group. It was so much fun to watch and super impressive to see her do it all in a wedding dress, no less!

Congratulations to these two. It was such an honor to be a part of this magical celebration!!


Ceremony Venue: Columbus Museum of Art
Reception Venue: The Ellis
Florals: Fiori Florals
Cake: Sauer Cakes
DJ: D&M DJ Entertainment

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Columbus Museum of Art Wedding

This Downtown Columbus wedding needs a drum-roll before you see the photos. In reality, it wasn’t a wedding, rather a wedding reception/ kick-ass party. Eric and Alan were legally married in New York City earlier and then had their modern reception at the Columbus Museum of Art. I immediately felt like kindred spirits with the two of them through a mutual love of arts and careers in events and performances.

The thoughtful way this reception was styled was nothing short of perfection for the venue that housed it. Modern centerpieces were comprised of bright orange flowers accented with living grass. Natural light poured through the ceiling and brought all the color from both the centerpieces and the surrounding artwork to life. I adored their hot pink neon “&” sign and I stole it from their decor table for a pretty epic evening shot on the front steps of the museum. While vintage is awesome, I think more people should give a more modern approach to decor a spin. It was so uniquely them.

The cool thing about having your reception on a different day than your ceremony is you can totally focus on hanging out with your family and friends, and just being in the moment. I don’t think I’ve ever photographed so many hugs and smiling faces in one room before…and I’m a wedding photographer! We were even able to go out on the front steps of the museum and get a picture of everyone cheering the happy couple. I would whole-heartedly recommend this kind of photo for anyone who is able to get it at their wedding. As far as the party, I think this reception came close to tying my Nashville wedding for most awesome dance party. It seemed like EVERYONE there got down! At the end of the night, Eric and Alan surprised guests with some baked treats from their favorite Manhattan bakery. The perfect ending to the most genuinely fun night!

Columbus Museum of Art Wedding