Cara and Joe. Married.
It was a stunning day with wispy wind gusts and lots of happiness. Cara and Joe, in front of all of their smiling loved ones, said two of the most important words of their lives. I do.
I love children. Their adorable closed-eyed-big-smiley faces. Look..
(P.S…The Westin could not be a prettier location to get married. So very elegant!)
Cara, I think this may just be my ALL-TIME-FAVORITE-WEDDING-GOWN. No joke.
My wedding day favorite photo…
My heart really skipped a beat when I saw this photo on the right. True love right there!
Details. All just GORG!
Cake smash. I love a REALLY GOOD ONE, like this.
The ambient light in this ballroom is just amazing. It really sets the entire mood. Elegant and stunning. And then add pretty music and some swaying and pretty people. Sigh.
Crystal Jo Foto fun foto booth.
Behind the scenes with Crystal Jo Foto. Where ALL of the fun happens. 🙂
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Their Creative Team…
Photography: Crystal Jo Foto
Reception/Ceremony: The Westin Columbus (also the caterers)
Cake: Scrumptious Crumbs
Flowers: Flower’s on Orchard Lane
DJ: Mark Dantzer
Hair & Make up: Charles Penzones Dublin
Invitations: You’re Invited
Jewelry: Caroiti Jewelers
Rehearsal Dinner: Bravo
Wedding Dress Designer: Amsale, same for the bridesmaids
Grand Entrance: Rather Be -Clean Bandit
First Dance: Wanted -Hunter Hayes
Father/Daughter: Can you feel the love tonight – Elton Jon
Mother/ Son: My wish-Rascal Flats
Cake Cutting: How Sweet it is – James Taylor
Last Dance: Man in the Mirror -Michael Jackson
What was your most memorable experience of the day?
Bride: My most memorable experience was getting to smash the cake in Joe’s face. I have never seen him be remotely interested in cake, so it was a pleasant change to smear it all over him!
Groom: Seeing Cara for the first time. The wait was definitely worth it.
What was your favorite detail?
Bride: My Favorite detail was having my photographer Maid of Honor take pictures of the places that are important to Joe and I at Ohio University. We used them as table numbers, and they turned out amazing! It was something that was unique to Joe and I since we met in Athens.
Groom: Cara had an incredible dress.
Do you have any advice for other soon-to-be newlyweds?
Bride and Groom: Our advise to other couples would be to make sure to still find time to do fun things together even as the big day approaches! It gets really stressful the last few weeks, but it’s important to relax and enjoy the last little bit of your engagement.
Is there anything you would change?
Bride: I wouldn’t change anything, but I would have loved to get married in June! It would have been far less stressful than getting married the same week that we started a Master’s Program at Ohio State.
Where was your honeymoon?
Bride and Groom: We went to Sandals Montego Bay in Jamaica. It was beautiful!
Our favorite moment with Crystal Jo was sneaking onto the statehouse lawn, to get our bridal party pictures. She went to great lengths to make sure we got every shot that we could think of!