J+J. Columbus Wedding Photography

Jenny and Jon.  Married.
Jenny has this soft, sweet, quirky personality.  She’s really stunning.  Inside and out.
And Jon couldn’t be more perfect for her.
He’s the chatty one out of the two of them.  He’s witty and so smart.  He loves talking about their relationship, their past and future.  And Jenny.  You can just tell he loves talking about Jenny.003
Seriously. How cute?! All in different dresses.  I love it.  And the little girl dumping the entire basket of flowers, priceless.007008

A Jewish wedding ceremony usually takes place under a beautiful huppa which is a large fabric canopy, supported by four poles.  The huppa represents the home that the bride and groom will build as a family.


According to tradition, a bride and groom must agree to a contract in order for their Jewish marriage to be binding.  This contract is called a ketubah and is a beautiful piece of art.  Here you see Jon presenting the ketubah to his bride.  And of course she accepted.
This beautiful cup is a family heirloom and has been around for a long, long time.  This grandfather told the story and how sentimental the cup is to the family.
The Mother and Father of the Bride shared a dance together.  It was AWESOME!  Nice moves, Mr. and Mrs. Nathans!024025
And all time favorite shot of the hora!026
The bride’s father told a beautiful love story and finished it by pulling out these small coca-cola bottles to share.  THE SPEECH was awesome!
003-2Richard.  The awesome bearded fella right here, he was my all-time favorite wedding guest.  SO sweet to me, telling me all about the family history and who was who.  And he’s a jokester.  GREAT guy!
Nephew to the bride.  LOVING all that hair!
Caterers GONE WILD!
Ana gone wild!001-2
Momma gone wild!
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Their Creative Team:
Photographer: Crystal Jo Foto
Reception and Ceremony Site – Congregation Tifereth Israel. Columbus, Ohio
Caterer- Catering by Scott
Cake – Catering by Scott
Flowers – Jill Elmore at Connell’s Maple Lee
DJ/Band – Pete Downhour from Midwest DJ Pro
Ceremony Music – Arkadiy Gips (violin) and Cheri Papier (flute)
Hair – Kasey Jones
Wedding Planner – Jennifer Drew from Something to Remember Event Services
Invitations – Darci at the Paper Vault (in Bexley, Ohio)
Jewelry – Jenny wore her Grandma Charlotte’s pearl necklace; a gold, antique bracelet that her mother lent her (“something borrowed”) for the wedding. Jenny’s mom wore it to her own wedding and it was a gift from her father (Jenny’s grandfather); and a pearl headpiece from Anthropologie.
Tents (at the rehearsal dinner) – Lasting Impressions
Rehearsal dinner – Backyard tented event at Jenny’s aunt and uncle’s house
Wedding gown designer – Vera Wang
Their Songs….
processional – Classical pieces and a few Hebrew pieces. Bride and parents walked down the aisle to “Erev shel Shoshanim”
recessional – Siman Tov and Mazel Tov (a Hebrew song)
grand entrance – We can’t remember what it was!
first dance – In My Life (the Beatles)
cake cutting – Ice Cream (Sarah McLachlan)
father/daughter – Unforgettable (Nat King Cole)
mother/son – Young at Heart (Frank Sinatra)
last dance – Africa (Toto)
Fun facts about these two..
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
Bride: Getting ready with my bridesmaids, feeling so much love while standing in front of the two rabbis and cantor during the ceremony, dancing with my brother and sister-in-law, and stuffing our faces with cake and lasagna at the hotel after the wedding.
Groom: Dancing
What was your favorite detail?
Bride: The bouquets were gorgeous.
Groom: Jenny looked beautiful.
Any advice for future bride/grooms?
Bride: It’s hard to able to talk to everyone at the wedding, but all you can do is try your best and express how grateful you are that they are there with you.
Groom: Don’t sweat the small stuff.
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
Bride: I would eat more cake.
Groom: Nope, nothing!
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Bride and Groom: We are going to stay in a cottage on Lake Champlain in Vermont.
How was your experience with Crystal Jo Foto?  If you have a favorite memory with her, please share it.
Bride: Crystal Jo is enthusiastic about her craft and was so much fun with work with. I liked how thorough and patient she was. I really enjoyed talking to her while we explored Columbus taking our engagement photos.
Groom: I think she is awesome at what she does. She is very personable, has a great sense of humor and is creative.
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Crystal Jo is an Ohio-based wedding and lifestyle photographer, dreamer, believer and lover of life.

1 Comment

  1. Amy Weiner Nathans on September 6, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    I relive every moment of the wedding each time I view the beautiful photos taken by Crystal Jo. They are of the moment and vibrant. She is a true artist and was a pleasure to work with. I recommend her with confidence.

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