Saturday was a beautiful day for a wedding. Brittany and Will are always so much fun together and I couldn’t wait to see their all star cast of wedding professionals in action. Their ceremony at St. Gertrude ended with the biggest smiles on their faces as they marched back down the aisle together. Right after the ceremony, as the guests were clearing, we took a few minutes to photograph the couple just outside of the church. I loved how happy and excited they were to be officially married! After a few formal photos at the church we headed to The Oasis in Loveland for some fun photos and their reception. One of my favorite moments was when Brittany kicked off her shoes and enjoyed walking hand in hand barefoot! Their fun reception began with announcements and the first dance. Next came lots of great dancing and mingling. Just before we left for the evening we took the couple out on the patio for a few sunset photos. What a wonderful way to end the beautiful day! Brittany and Will – we wish you two all the very best! Thank you for making your wedding day so much fun! And to their wedding professionals – thank you for everything! The day was amazing and couldn’t have gone any smoother! Your behind the scenes work did not go unnoticed!
Ceremony: St. Gertrude Parish
Reception: The Oasis, Jennifer
Wedding Dress: Wendy’s Cincinnati Bride
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bridal and Formal
Makeup: BrideFace, Mollie and Jasmine
Transportation: Jimmy’s Limousine Service
Bridal Jewelry: Hyde Park Bridal
Jeweler for the rings: engagement – Stafford Tacori Brand, Bands – Richter and Phillips Tacori Brand
Flowers and Décor: HJ Benken
Videograpehrs: Lifetime Films
Cake: Dessertworks Cakery
DJ: Everlasting Sounds
Invitations: Creative Invites and Events
We are so excited to be featured on the Wedding Lovely Blog! Our Carnegie Event Center styled photo shoot was so much fun to plan along with Michelle from Blue Dahlia Events. We pulled together a wonderful team of wedding professionals who always inspire us. Be sure to check out the feature and leave a comment. Their blog is filled with many wonderful ideas for weddings.
Event Planning + Design: Blue Dahlia Events
Venue: Carnegie Event Center
Floral Design: Inspired Floral Design
Baker: Maribelle Cakery
Stationery: Creative Invites and Events
Rentals: Prime Time Party Rental
Hair: Abby D. of Bajon Salon
Makeup: Makeup by Karina
Wedding Gown: Simone Carvalli from Yours Truly, Kelly
Hair Accessories: Bellissima Bridal Veils and Headpieces
Tuxdeo: Ralph Lauren from Folchi’s
Models: Hannah Greenberg and Doug Meyer
My favorite part of this styled photo shoot was how easy it was to create a gorgeous wedding with killer details on a budget! We asked every vendor to show off their talents. The Wingate by Wyndham in West Chester is a wonderful venue. I had no idea that they actually have reception menus starting at amazing prices with no added room cost for the reception. Plus their hotel has great rooms for guests.
Our first stop after walking through the venue and dreaming was to pick the wedding dress! You wouldn’t believe the inexpensive price tag on this unique designer dress. At the venue we used the provided white linens and napkins and added an organza overlay. For floral we had a unique tall statement piece for the escort card table and we borrowed the glass table top. We also used mirrors on the guest tables along with candles to provide warmth to the room, because one thing that can make a big difference in a room is lighting. Having drapery to frame the head table made me swoon! And we didn’t forget the details – the custom stationery was inspired by the wedding dress and each piece had just the right amount of sparkle. The custom "cake pop" cake was so much fun and unique!
We hope you will be inspired by this fun styled photo shoot!
A special thank you to all of the talented wedding professionals who contributed to this project – we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you! And to the amazing staff at the Wingate by Wyndham, thank you for making our design into a reality. You were so wonderful to work with and your attention to detail was incredible!
Venue: Wingate by Wyndham West Chester, Maria Coscia (and her amazing staff)
Photography and Design: Pottinger Photography
Wedding Dress: Yours Truly, Kelly
Formal Ware: Folchi’s
Makeup and Hair: Passion Flair, Haley Cator
Models: Mariah Acord and Joe Elrod
Floral Designs: Oberer’s Flowers
Liens and Crystal Centerpieces: Prime Time Party Rental
Cake Pops and Cupcakes: Cupcake Crazy
DJ: Party Pleasers
Lighting and draping: Party Pleasers
Invitations and Stationery: Creative Invites and Events