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A Classic Wedding for Caroline and Mitch | Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph in Columbus, Ohio

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Carats & Cake is a blog that specializes in "Connecting couples to expert vendors to build your dream wedding. Your #1 resource for all things wedding planning and inspiration."


These are the vendors involved in this wedding day gorgeousness!

Wedding Vendor Team

Wedding Planner / Designer ASHLEY STEPHAN WEDDINGS & EVENTS

Wedding Photographer STARLING STUDIO

Wedding Venue LE MÉRIDIEN COLUMBUS, THE JOSEPH

Wedding Flowers MICHELE AND MELISSA

Wedding Cake FROM SCRATCH CUPCAKES

Wedding Invitations AVANT-GARDE IMPRESSIONS

Bridal Hair Wedding Hair & Makeup SHANNON GOODE

Wedding Hair & Makeup MM CREATIVE STUDIOS

Wedding Band RADIOACTIVE BAND

Wedding Dress THEIA

Wedding Shoes BADGLEY MISCHKA

Wedding Suits & Tuxedos ALTON LANE


Such an amazing honor!



  Ashley Stephan is one of Columbus, Ohio's premier wedding and event planners!  "ABOUT ASHLEY  Ashley_Stephan_Weddings-35Ashley Stephan has over 15 years of event planning experience.  Working as an Account Coordinator for a Public Relations firm here in Columbus for 6 years, Ashley learned the ins-and-outs of how to make an event successful.  She then took her event planning experience to Columbus Media Enterprises, working for the top city magazines, as the Event Manager for Columbus Bride (now Columbus Weddings), Columbus Monthly and Columbus C.E.O. She coordinated events such as Best of Columbus, Single in the City, Columbus C.E.O.’s HR Excellence Awards, Best of Business, C.E.O. of the Year and Columbus Bride: The Show.  When her sister was getting married, she helped plan her wedding from Columbus while her sister was living in Atlanta. It was then that Ashley knew this is what she wanted to do and has planned multiple weddings and events since. Ashley’s love for details, organization and creativity is what will make your vision turn into reality.  Ashley married her husband Kevin in 2016, and of course, she planned every detail of their wedding. Ashley resides in Powell, Ohio with Kevin and their children Hudson and Emma."
Ashley Stephan Weddings & Events "CHEERS! Welcome to Ashley Stephan Weddings & Events! A full service wedding and event planning company here to make your special celebration stress-free and unforgettable! Grab a glass of bubbly and look around. Cheers to love, laughter and a happily ever after! #ITSAMATCHMADEWITHSTEPHAN"

Tessa of Starling Studios is amazing!  "COLUMBUS OHIO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER Starling Studio offers award-winning wedding photography to Columbus, Ohio, and its surrounding areas.   Your love story is filled with intimate moments. A private first look. A handwritten vow. A golden hour kiss. Preserving them through beautiful, timeless photographs is my life’s work.  | I’m Tessa, the photographer behind Starling Studio, and I’m here to document your love with joyful and candid images. My background as a photojournalist and my eye for the subtle-yet-memorable details means you won’t just see your love story unfold in your photos—you’ll feel it, too.  It’s no wonder you hear brides and grooms refer to their wedding day as a blur. Months of planning lead to something that often moves at an unbelievably quick speed. When it’s all said and done, your photos can bring even the smallest of moments back to life—whether it’s been 5 years or 50. "
Starling Studios - "Magazine Worthy images for people in Love". "COLUMBUS OHIO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER Starling Studio offers award-winning wedding photography to Columbus, Ohio, and its surrounding areas. Your love story is filled with intimate moments. A private first look. A handwritten vow. A golden hour kiss. Preserving them through beautiful, timeless photographs is my life’s work."


"Weddings at The Joseph inspire, with stylish touches and romantic details sprinkled throughout every moment of your day. Our wedding planners will celebrate your unique ideas and support your creative vision, working with you to curate the sights, sounds, flavours and delightful experiences that will make your event truly memorable for you and your guests."  "the location. Our hotel brings the energy of the Short North Arts District neighbourhood to you with carefully selected partnerships and programmes to immerse you in the vibrant local culture. Explore the local art galleries, museums, sporting events and more in Columbus, all within walking distance."  "the cuisine. At Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph, we aim to stimulate our guests’ curiosity and palates. Our wedding specialist will collaborate with you on each element of your menu, to ensure it is not only unique and engaging, but also reflective of your personal tastes. Wedding menus and packages are customised for each individual event with the assistance of our Executive Chef, Matt Walton of The Guild House."  "the accommodations. Make your wedding a memorable experience for you and your guests with our 135 chic and spacious guestrooms and suites. Our guestrooms feature hand selected art, contemporary furnishings, our signature LM platform bed, Smart LED TV’s, Internet for a fee and an Illy Espresso Machine."  "the spa suites. Our spacious and private Spa Suites offer an under-the-radar, intimate setting where you can relax, laugh, and enjoy your pre-wedding moments with the people who mean most to you. This luxuriously designed space provides ample room for you, your bridal party, and the vendors of your choosing."  "soul at the joseph. Your guests are invited to imbibe and relax at Soul at The Joseph. Soul Bar is located in the lobby and offers sauvory dining options, sharable plates, unique craft cocktails, and an extensive wine list. This is a perfect gathering spot after your rehearsal dinner or for post-wedding breakfast. "
Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph - "Celebrate new beginnings in the centre of cultural rebirth at Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph. The Joseph offers art-inspired, chic design paired with impeccable service. Discover captivating views with floor-to-ceiling windows in each event space. Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph offers culinary artistry made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients by Columbus’ own Cameron Mitchell Restaurants."

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