There was nothing that could have prepared me for this bridal beauty! There is nothing better than having the opportunity to work with some of the most stunning and dashing ladies imaginable. No joke.
Lara, a modern bride with a great knowledge of all things upscale, trending and dazzlingly elegant, had a great vision in mind for her wedding day.
Lara's June 27th wedding was well on it's way to being one of the best days of her life.
Lara, a nutrition expert, studied at the Ohio State University. Her circle of friends included many from around Columbus and beyond. The highly anticipated event was sure to impress and dazzle the hearts of their friends and family.
Lara and Tyler brought on Meleka Jolliff of MMJ Events, Dublin/Columbus, Ohio. Meleka comes highly recommended from previous brides. "MMJ creates an experience that is a personal reflection of your style, and combines it with our passion for design and decor. We focus on organization & coordintation for a stress-free enviroment. We love putting personal touches to your special day by taking inspiration from your love story." This excerpt was found on Meleka's - The Knot - page. Meleka/MMJ Events offers several different services including Day-Of Coordination, Full Service Wedding Planning, and Event Planning. Her attention to detail and eye for fashion made her the perfect choice for Lara and Tyler's wedding event (s) planning. The comfort involved in knowing you have someone on your team who is so very highly capable of bringing her A game is priceless.
Lara and her friend Melanie contacted me in mid May for the late June wedding. They asked for inforamtion about wedding day hair along with referrals for wedding day makeup. It is such an honor to be able to refer the best of Columbus, Ohio artists for seeking brides.
High on the list of things needing done was a hair trial/consultation. The bride trial/consultation was then scheduled for June 17, about a week and a half before the wedding.
Lara has long, full, deep chocolatey hair. It was a lot of fun to play with her hair and figure out exactly how it would look best. We landed on a curly bridal style with deep waves and the right side pulled back with a splendid hair piece. Having her hair pulled back allowed for her long hair to be showcased, as well as creating a way of displaying her most admirable earrings.
It is all about the details! Right?!
The day of preparations would take place at the Renaissance Hotel, downtown Columbus. The Renaissance Hotel Columbus is a very popular hotel for brides and bridal parties. "A luxurious Columbus, Ohio, hotel situated within walking distance to top area attractions" , "high-tech amenities", as well as many other amenities that keep the upscale crowd happy. Being located right in the heart of downtown Columbus is one of the best features offered by one of Columbus' finest. Accessiblity to everything you may need is a must for out of town guests.
The large wedding party consisted of 9 attendants on either side including eight bridesmaids and man of honor. This made for the need for a system that would work seamlessly on the day of the wedding. Hair styling for a large party is what I specialize in and putting the system to work is a lot of fun. Let's just say that a full kit of hot rollers, curling irons and hair sprays of all sorts were put to use. Bringing along an assistant proved to be helpful to keep things moving along beautifully.
The bridesmaids wore their hair in an assortment of different styles. Some wore their hair down, curled and full of volume while others preferred a modern, stylish updo. We incorporated braids, twists and texture to each style to customize the styles to each person's preference.
Lara's hair was voluminous, full of curl and just perfectly bridal for her big day. She looked ravishing.
Joy Macke of State of Face Makeup Artistry artfully enhanced each of the bridesmaids already gorgeous faces. Her artistry is sought after and sets the standard for wedding beauty.
Lara's gown was a most delicious eye candy. She glistened and illuminated the day and night. Her gown was full from the waist down. This foxy bride was most definitely a memory that will not be forgotten.
Photography so exquisitely captured by Simon Yao of Simon Yao Photography. "Capturing all the beautiful chapters of your life." While looking through Simon's website, I found a great quote and want to share with you. "Dedicated professional photographer for elegant brides and sophisticated moms; our photography is where modern and fresh meet timeless and classic." That really explains the best of Columbus, Ohio. Capturing every moment of the wedding day so that it can be relived year after year.
The venue chosen for Lara and Tyler's ceremony and celebration was The Bluestone. A unique Columbus, "At the Bluestone, your wedding day is all about you. We know this is your day and you deserve to feel confident in every element, from the ceremony and menu to the music and cocktails. There’s nothing we love more than turning your dream into an unforgettable experience. Our event planners and staff take care of even the tiniest of details– so you don’t have to. This is what we do." (found on the Bluestone Website).
Videography captured by AddVision off of Olentangy River Road, Columbus is a professional, experienced, and creative company. One of the services offered is wedding cinematography. The day of your wedding goes by so quickly and it is hard to take in all the details that have been planned out and designed just right. There is nothing better than having a cinematographer capture every single moment. Having the ability to watch that whenever you want and relive the magic is so fun. AddVision's website states the following, and I believe it explains them perfectly. "Our goal at AddVision is to deliver a cinematic production that gives you the opportunity to relive your wedding day at your leisure. Knowing every wedding, as well as every couple are unique. We pride ourselves in capturing the details and emotion specific to your special day. Our hope is that you will experience the same feelings and emotion watching your wedding as you did living it. Your wedding movie will be pieced together in a smooth, easy to watch cinematic style but still capturing all the special moments of the day. We dedicate ourselves to setting a higher standard for wedding cinematography."
When it comes down to it, I cannot express how honored I am to have the opportunity to be a part of something so magical, unforgettable and special in the lives of so many. To be chosen and trusted to take care of the hair beautification of thousands of people is beyond anything I could have ever dreamed of.
Thank you with all of my heart, Lara! To be a part of one of the biggest days of your life is beyond words. You were an incredibly stunning bride and an astonishingly impressive woman. I am looking forward to styling your hair again. Here is to many years of fun new makeup and hair products (wink wink), but most of all many years of great happiness and adventure with your handsome new husband!
The gorgeous flowers and decor were crafted by the one and only DFE Novelty. Cake: Short North Piece of Cake DJ: Midwest DJ Pro Singer: Ashley Nemeh