I’m slightly obsessed with this wedding. First of all, Christel and Brett are two of the sweetest, most down to earth people I’ve ever met. Second, they’re seriously smart. They are both in the medical field and created a colorful, medical themed wedding. A medical themed wedding you ask? Yes…just wait till you see how expertly done it was! And third- the color overload at this wedding was spectacular! I loved everything from start to finish, especially the hot pink and vibrant oranges.
Their ceremony was held at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in downtown Columbus. This was the third wedding I’ve photographed there, and each and every time it feels like the first. The entire building takes your breath away when you walk in. Vaulted ceilings, rustic stone, and resonating acoustics all make for the perfect wedding backdrop. Christel and Brett decided to have a first look in the court yard outside the church, which is an intimate and private place to see each other for the first time on the wedding day. It was so much fun to see Brett’s reaction to her stunning dress.
After the ceremony, it was important to the bride and groom to stop on OSU’s campus on the way to their reception, which was held at the Franklin Park Conservatory Palm House. It was, however, game day. Traffic was backed up for miles, but we were all determined to get Christel and Brett a wedding day photo in the exact spot they met- their OSU dorm lobby. On the way there, we passed a few tailgates and one was more than willing to make an awesome wedding photo with them!
At the reception, Jan Kish entertained everyone by sabering a bottle of Champagne to get the party started. She also crafted the amazing DNA-inspired cakes that were both stunning and delicious! Cheers to Christel and Brett and a huge thank you for including us in your day!