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October 19, 2020

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Elegant Halloween Styled Shoot near Columbus

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Some of Ohio’s most talented vendors came together to put together an amazing halloween inspired styled shoot, which featured a real-life engaged couple and a customized charcuterie table and amazing florals! The fall foliage at Whetstone Park of Roses were popping with color and our couple was smokin’ hot in their Amsale Dress by Gilded […]

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Boho Wonderland

A Complete Bridal Shopping Experience

Finding your dress at Hyde Park Bridal is a complete dream experience. With only one to two brides in the boutique at a time, the staff is able to get to know each client. A bride and her guests have their own private fitting room and sitting area. The appointment starts with a reserved parking spot and champagne for the bride and her guests!

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Backyard, On the Farm, and Outdoor Wedding Celebrations

Outdoor weddings have always been fabulous whether hosted on the family farm, backyard, or in a sprawling park. Many couples are considering al fresco ceremonies and receptions in order to err on the side of safety in the age of social distancing. Couples are using the opportunity, renewed interest, and creativity resulting from the new […]

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Rainy In Love at Walnut Drive

September 9, 2020

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Stylish Private Estate Wedding in Cincinnati

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Brynn & Terry were planning on having a classic wedding at the Cincinnati Art Museum for over a year. They wanted to keep things elegant and clean with black and white as their main palette with touches of gold. Brynn has incredible taste and a great eye for detail and knew she wanted to incorporate […]

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Pretty Cake! Jenni Pops Cake Pops

Urban greenery at Derby Lane Estate

This styled shoot featured a neutral green palette with a beautiful farm family style table in the middle of an island on a pond, a gorgeous round arbor and beautiful details. The Vendor Collective Photography + Planning: Gabriella Sutherland Photography Venue: Derby Lane Estate Floral: Dashing Designs Bridal: Louise Christine Bridal Boutique Sweet Treats: Ovenbird […]

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A Surprise Picnic Proposal

“Austin called me a few weeks ago while on a weekend trip with his girlfriend Emily and his family. He snuck off without her knowing to chat with me about his plans to propose to her. He said she always wanted to have a cute picnic together and he had never been to Ault Park […]

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[VIDEO] Married at the Columbia Ballroom

June 23, 2020

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Romantic, Edgy, Eclectic at the CoLab

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The Dress: Ethereal by Lea Ann Belter for the Astrid & Mercedes Collection. We tucked the top in and made it a skirt and styled to top with the Katouchka Bolero by Rembo Styling. The dress can be custom designed as a skirt and paired with any separate top, which is why we LOVE the […]

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Red Twig Peony Farm Editorial in Johnstown

In-Home Cake Tasting

Signature Cake Tasting A cake tasting in the privacy of one’s own home? Yes, please! Kelly Jo, owner of Lavender & Honey Wedding Cakes in Columbus, Ohio has been serving up cakes and confections for decades. She has been through the wedding planning process with her own children and has experienced planning from both sides! […]

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Sparkling, Summer Wedding at La Navona

Rachel & Jake planned their wedding on a tight timeline due to a change in their family circumstances, but they pulled it off. This loving couple had a first look and still had a tearful groom as she walked down the aisle with her dad. They celebrated big with family and friends and ended the […]

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Happy 614 Day!

June 13, 2020

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Featured, Spring 2020: Mackenzie + Justin

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GLENMOOR COUNTRY CLUB CANTON, OHIO Mackenzie and Justin wanted a beautiful wedding, surrounded by their cherished family and friends with sentimental details and moments that they would never forget.  When it came to planning, Mackenzie  knew more than anything was that she wanted something very elegant and timeless. She envisioned gold and rose gold/blush colors […]

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NY Love Celebrated under an Ohio Sky

Cover Story, Spring 2020: Kayley and AJ

Shaker Heights Country Club and Hanna Gardens Cleveland History Center Cleveland, Ohio How we met: It all started on a random Thursday night in February 2013. AJ and I met at a social event while we both attended Miami University of Ohio. The event was Aspen Ski themed, and even through the ski goggles and […]

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A Spring Dream at Rhinegeist Brewery

Kate and Sarah had a wedding day full of so much love. They met years prior and became best friends, which slowly turned into an epic love. Their day was full of their local favorites, like Skyline Chili and Mickey’s Cheesicles! Oh and of course their favorite beer from the incredible venue, Rhinegeist. We had […]

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Leap Year, Winter Wedding at the Vue Columbus

June 1, 2020

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A First Look Vs. The Traditional Down the Aisle

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Guest Author: The Postmark , Historical Charm with Modern Amenities In Chillicothe We want to tackle the highly debated tradition of saving the first time you see each other for walking down the aisle versus doing a first look. Many people will debate the pro’s and con’s of one or the other, but the first […]

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Modern, Rustic At A Historic Barn in Dublin, Ohio

Gold Wedding Goals

Dreaming of a gold wedding day? Whether you want your wedding to look like it’s been hand-dipped in gold, would prefer just a strand of sparkle, or fall somewhere in-between, gold is your go-to, goes-with-anything color palette addition that will add a layer of panache and light up your celebration! A black bas relief wedding […]

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THE BEST Groom Reactions to Their Brides | First Look Compilation

Since 2014, ALC Productions has had the chance to film some amazing groom reactions. Ally has been begging me to compile some of my favorites into one video! I finally did it. And I think this is a super special video. This is a little different than my normal posts. But I wanted to share […]

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Modern Chic Wedding Inspiration At Crimson Lane

May 18, 2020

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Old Hollywood Glamour at Greenacres Art Center

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Season: Summer Lauren and Josh Swickard were married in Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 6, 2019. Both are actors and met on the set of the movie Roped which was just released on Netflix last Saturday. While falling in love in the movie, they fell in love in real life and began dating once the movie […]

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Summer Garden Wedding at Cleveland Botanical Gardens & The Ballroom Park Lane

Should I Do A First Look At My Wedding? YES & Here’s Why

Guest Authors: Tessa Berg, Owner, Starling Studio Photography You may have noticed the trend over the past several years where more and more couples are choosing to see each other before they walk down aisle and I have to admit that I love it! There are so many amazing benefits, both logistically and personally, to […]

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Secrets for a Strong Wedding Day Timeline

Guest Authors: Meggie Francisco, Owner and Lead Planner, Meggie Francisco Events Welcome to part four of a five-part series on planning intentional, artful weddings, inspired by Priya Parker’s The Art of Gathering. In past posts, I shared smart insight from Parker combined with my experience as a destination event planner to help you create a […]

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Coco: Wedding Dress for the Girl Who Turns Heads

April 21, 2020

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Classic, Clean, Elegance at Possom Hollow

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Inspiration + Experience Season: Fall From the bride: My husband and I luckily have a very similar style so our details felt very genuine to both of us. And when trying to make that feel natural in the setting we chose to be married in which very much contrasted with our style (in a wedding […]

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Elegant, classic, timeless at Pinecroft Mansion

Wedding Planners: What Do We Do, Really?

Guest Author: Leda Anderson, Owner and Lead Planner & Designer, Events Held Dear With inquiry season in full swing, we’ve noticed a trend among couples, friends (and surprisingly) other wedding vendors! With everything you are investing in as bride(s)/groom(s), a Wedding Planner might be at the bottom of your list. We’re here to share why […]

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What time to start your Wedding Ceremony

Guest Authors:  Joe and Lauren Meisberger, Owners and Photographers, The Meisberger What time to start your wedding ceremony really depends on the time of year you’re getting married. The other top things to keep in mind are if you’re doing a first look or not, want golden hour photos (they’re the prettiest), and if your ceremony or […]

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Top TEN Ways To Propose To Your Bridesmaid

March 21, 2020

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Blush, Boho, Floral Pop-Up Styled Shoot

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Inspiration + Experience Season: Spring This styled shoot has such a unique story. It was never going to be a styled shoot, rather a bridal show from the creative and amazing Nicole Sirpilla, Sirpilla Soirees. Then life happened, or COVID-19, and this wonderful group of creatives came together to make the most of all of […]

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Boho, clean, white, rustic at Lake Arts Studio

Rich and Rustic Elegance at Gervasi Vineyard

Inspiration + Experience Season: Fall Our wedding was truly the most magical day of our lives. Our vision and hard work of planning was executed beautifully by the team at Gervasi Vineyard. It was a day full of love and happiness, we could feel the positive vibes from each guest and worker we encountered. Our […]

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Relaxed, Rustic, Elegance at Wren Farm

Inspiration + Experience Season: Fall Kari was an absolute dream bride. Her laid back, go with the flow, welcoming attitude was such a joy. The morning was relaxed and fun as I styled Kari and her sister Lisa. Her daughter McKinley was there too and it was so sweet to see the tender connection between […]

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March 11, 2020

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Clean and Classic with a Modern Twist at The Ohio Statehouse

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Inspiration + Experience Season: Spring This styled shoot was inspired by a clean & classic color palette with a modern twist. Blending old historic with new, The Ohio Statehouse was the perfect venue. The Day: No one could forget the fresh spring air that day. The bold architectural lines of The Ohio Statehouse wrapped the […]

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Vintage and Timeless Styled Inspiration at The Millennial Suite

Vintage, Rainy, Summer Wedding at Irongate Equestrian Center

Inspiration + Experience Season: Summer The Day: Kaitlyn + John were married on a rainy August day in 2018 at Irongate Equestrian Center. As most Ohioans know, weather can be unpredictable, so as the storms blew in we were ready to make it look good. John and Kaitlyn met after he finished officer school in […]

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Modern, Soft Romantic Inspiration at Mojave East

Inspiration + Experience Season: Winter Style: A modern approach to a soft romantic wedding style. “We wanted to put our design through a different lens while we were creating for this workshop. With the use of installations, instead of large centerpieces, different textural mediums like leather, and visit back to handcrafted cakes. We still brought […]

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Romantic Lace at the Millennial Suite

February 9, 2020

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An Idyllic, Charming Winter Wedding at Hopes Way Gathering

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Inspiration + Experience Season: Winter Style: An idyllic, charming winter wedding inspiration A styled shoot that showcased winter elements without seeming too christmas-y! We fell like a lot of couples didn’t see a ton of people doing winter weddings and wanted to give them the inspiration to have their own wedding during the colder months […]

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Classy, Simple, Winter Affair at High Line Car House

Romantic fine art LGBTQ+ Wedding Inspiration at Franklin Park Conservatory

Inspiration + Experience Season: Summer Style: Romantic fine art LGBTQ+ wedding inspiration “If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour.” – Victoria Erickson Even in Columbus, Ohio, the last bits of summer drift lazily into fall. Warm days give way to cool nights with increasingly cozy dinners. […]

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Rustic Winter and Minimalistic Wedding at The Vue Columbus

Inspiration + Experience Wedding Season: Winter Wedding Style: An Industrial, rustic and organic theme. Relaxed, minimalistic. We choose to have no bridesmaids or groomsman for our wedding. About the Day: We had a private family ceremony that had no bridesmaids or groomsman. After our “I Do’s” we took the last of our family pictures and […]

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Grooms: Be There For Your Bride

January 15, 2020

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Bridal Hairstyles // Our Favorites

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Guest Authors: Jennifer Drew, Owner and Principal Event Planner, StR Event Services So you’ve picked your perfect dress and your perfect man, now it’s time to choose your bridal hairstyle. Our advice? Look at lots of photos! Take note of your style of dress and the formality of your event…but most importantly, make sure you […]

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