Lei me with love. Columbus Wedding Photography

Sean and Luisa. Married.

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Now that’s what I’m talking about!columbus_photography-4

Every girl needs a pair of Jimmy Choo’s.
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Gorgeous hair by the magnificent Blow-dry Cafe.
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Luisa, I adore you so very much.  Your smile is contagious and your heart, it’s even bigger.  I’m sooooooo very proud of all of your accomplishments and I’m super excited for your beautiful life and marriage.  XO, sweet stuff!columbus_photography-6

Sean gifted Luisa this before she walked down the aisle!columbus_photography-2columbus_photography-5columbus_photography-11columbus_photography-7

The bridesmaids shoes. SWooOOOnnnn!columbus_photography-12

And special bags for all eleven ladies.  Luisa, you have wonderful taste!columbus_photography-8columbus_photography-9

The getaway ride!  It even had a working bartender with loud jams and lots of lights.columbus_photography-10

The rings were in this box…

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“Don’t worry ladies, I’m still single.”
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And just took at this dapper groom!  columbus_photography-13columbus_photography-16

It’s tradition in the Hawaiian culture to gift leis as a sign of love and admiration.columbus_photography-18columbus_photography-17columbus_photography-8
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On the bus on the way to a bar for a shot.columbus_photography-23

Wooooot!  Lemon drops at Marshalls.columbus_photography-24columbus_photography-10columbus_photography-28columbus_photography-30columbus_photography-31

The HUGE bridal party.  ELEVEN ON EACH SIDE!columbus_photography-25columbus_photography-26columbus_photography-29columbus_photography-11columbus_photography-35columbus_photography-34columbus_photography-12

WHOA.  Now that’s a GORGEOUS woman!columbus_photography-27columbus_photography-13

An all time fave….columbus_photography-36columbus_photography-33

The reception was at Via Vecchia downtown Columbus.  There were vintage cameras everywhere.  YES!columbus_photography-37columbus_photography-39

Every little detail was on point.columbus_photography-38columbus_photography-14columbus_photography-45columbus_photography-44columbus_photography-16columbus_photography-43columbus_photography-41columbus_photography-32

A Hawaiian dance from family to wish the Bride and Groom happiness and love.columbus_photography-15columbus_photography-42columbus_photography-40columbus_photography-53columbus_photography-54

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Jess, I love you, girl!  You are always the life of the party!columbus_photography-52columbus_photography-51
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A little behind the scenes with Crystal Jo Foto.  Where all the fun happens.  Of course.

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Tasha, you always rock my socks, girl.  XO FOR LIFE!0X1A4575IMG_5049IMG_5137IMG_5338

Because all the cool people wear cool shoes….IMG_5413IMG_5425
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My college gymnastics girls all in one spot RIGHT HEEEERRRRRREEEE!

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To view the awesome wedding slideshow, click HERE.

Their Creative team…
Ceremony Site: East Broad Street Presbyterian Church
Reception: Via Vecchia Winery
Video: Showcase Video Productions
Caterer: Catering by Scott
Cake: Catering by Scott
Flowers: Madison House Designs
DJ/Band: Jeff Hunter Mobile DJ Service

Ceremony Music:
Piano: Jim Hildreth
Flute: Valorie Adams-Hildreth
Violin: Erin Gilliland

Hair: Blow Dry Cafe
Make up: Pearls and a Black Dress
Wedding Planner: My mother and me!
Invitations: On Paper, local vendor in the Short North

Jewelry:
Pearl Earrings: Custom design and handmade by my MOHs friend in Bermuda, Eleanor Patton, Owner of Bermuda Rocks Jewelry
Diamond Earrings: Diamond Cellar. One diamond is from Seans great grandmothers engagement ring.
Bracelet: Gift from my Mama. Gave the same bracelet to my bridesmaids. Designer: Beaucoup Designs
Engagement ring and wedding bands: Diamond Cellar

Rehearsal dinner: Schmidts Sausage Haus

Wedding gown designer: Jasmine Bridal

Their songs.
processional: Ave Mariaby Bach/Gounod
recessional: Wedding Marchby Mendelssohn
grand entrance: Slow Rideby Foghat
first dance: Cruisinby Smokey Robinson
cake cutting: This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)by Natalie Cole
father/daughter: When You Need Meby Bruce Springsteen
mother/son: My Wishby Rascal Flatts
last dance: We don’t remember!

Some fun facts about this beautiful couple..

What was the most memorable moment of your day?
Luisa: When Erin, one of my MOHs, brought me a gift from Sean. He wrote his vows on paper and framed it. I didnt even prompt him to do this! I cried before I even finished unwrapping it. Such a meaningful memory to keep for always. Major props to my hubby 🙂 And oh! He also gave me a pair of RayBan sunglasses because our future is so bright!

Sean: I know it sounds corny, but waiting for Luisa to walk down the isle was my most memorable moment. They do a really good job blocking her until she is at the very end and I was trying so hard to sneak a peakno luck. But when she was at the end of the isle all the jitters went away and all I could think about was how lucky I am.

What was your favorite detail?
Luisa: The shoes. Mine and my bridesmaids. Im OBSESSED.
Sean: All the guyscustom cufflinks. All the boys looking fly.

Any advice for future bride/grooms?
Luisa: Take a moment to take everything in. The day goes by SO fast. Im so thankful we had a fantastic photographer and videographer so we can relive the day at a slower pace. And dont forget to eat and drink plenty of water!
Sean: Its totally possible to drink all day and not eat a single thing at dinner and be completely fine. Youre essentially running on adrenaline and high fives.

If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
Luisa: More dancing at the end of the night!
Sean: Agreed, more time for dancing. DJ was killing it

Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Secrets Playa Mujeres, Cancun, Mexico

How was your experience with Crystal Jo Foto?  If you have a favorite memory with her, please share it.
Luisa: Our experience was AWESOME. Crystal Jo is great. She is efficient and fun! My kind of girl! We had a giant bridal party and Crystal Jo was able to keep them in line all day. She may be small, but she is fierce!
Sean: A+, if she can deal with 22 drunk people and get amazing pictures then you should highly consider her company for your wedding!

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Crystal Jo is an Ohio-based wedding and lifestyle photographer, dreamer, believer and lover of life.

2 Comments

  1. Mele Worthington on October 28, 2015 at 1:44 am

    Sean & Luisa: I rarely go on Facebook, but this is an exception because your wedding vows and video were of two mo’opuna (grandchildren) who captured the “moment” of marriage with love and affection. Mahalo for allowing me to “olelo” the Hawaiian Wedding prayer and to prepare your maile and white orchid lei – because it is part of your Hawaiian heritage. Tutu



  2. Kathy Myers on October 28, 2015 at 3:23 am

    Wonderful pictures!! Loved reliving your special day!



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