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Ohio University Bobcats Celebrating an Enchanting Union of Two Devoted Beaus. Getting hitched in Col

There is no denying the pride in this Ohio University Bobcat pack!  Firefighter meets Graphic Designer preparing to live their dream.

Not long after the Dublin Irish Festival (July 31st weekend in Dublin, Ohio) it was time to focus on the finishing details of the fast-approaching August wedding.  After dating for three years, Ali and Patrick would make it official!  Their family and friends would be arriving from around Columbus, Lewis Center, and beyond.  Getting the two love birds hitched was becoming a primary thought in everyone's mind.

Arriving at Ali's house around 8a, on the morning of a greatly anticipated wedding day, was perfect timing for preparations to begin.  The house was filled with delicious fragrances of yummy food cooking.  Ali's bridesmaids were moving around, enjoying each other's company and helping to get the morning's fare prepared.  You know it is going to be a good day when the air outside is fresh, the sky is beaming with beautiful sunshine and the girls are chipper and ready to celebrate together.  It stirs my soul to see such love for one another and friendships rooted deep in appreciation and passion.

Setting up at the dining room table was perfect for being able to set up my rollers, curling irons, sprays and all the tools needed to create the inspired looks desired.  Ali's home offered the comfort and convenience that is so perfect for wedding day beauty.

Girls and their hair!  For Ali's mother we did a blow out inspired style.  Smoothing and creating volume in all the right places to create a polished and refined mother of the bride style.  The bridesmaids were inspired by different type of updos.  Full of texture, billowing curls, volume just right, pinned and sprayed to last through the night.  Whether the bridesmaids style was off center and slightly to the side or center back, it was customized to each of the lovely ladies and looked stunning.  The bride, the soon to be Mrs. Caulkins, wore her hair in a textured, curled, pulled back, low and slightly resting on the neck, bridal updo hairstyle.  She looked most magical!  The center part fit her faceshape most perfectly.  Her curls were pinned into a very full and volumtuous bun type of inspiration.

The bridesmaids gowns were shades of purple/eggplant.  Each of the girls was able to pick out a dress that suited them perfectly and it worked beautifully.  The stunning bride gown was beautifully fitted from the waist up.  It flowed so exquisetly from the waist down.  Magnificient bridal look and she carried it most gracefully.

The Ride Columbus provided transportation for the wedding party.  The transportation arrived around 11a ready to take the bride and bridesmaids off to their next destination.  "Perfect for small groups going to one destination for their fun!  Up to 14 passengers.  Home pick-up/return service.  1 destination.  Local and extended miles options.  Enjoy your own beverages / spirits".  "If there is something we know inside and out its customer service and the way to treat people. We pride ourselves on taking care of people and treating everyone like they are family. To us “The Ride” is an experience, a chance for you and your friends or colleagues to enjoy yourselves no matter what event you have planned. “The Ride” will always accommodate your group and go out of our way to make your experience a memorable one." (all info found on website

The Ride Columbus took the bride and her lovely bridesmaids to St. Matthias Parish, Ferris Rd. Columbus for a most anticipated wedding ceremony where the young couple would be joined together in holy matrimony.

The reception and celebration would continue at the Smith Bros. Warehouse Building, also known as Dock 580.  Tiers and tiers of delightfully delish cupcakes were sure to tickle the tastebuds of the party goers. The tempting cupcakes were so beautifully made by Fate Cakes.   "We offer a variety of towers to display gourmet wedding cupcakes or other treats. All sizes vary from individual table placements or larger dessert table displays. Our towers are available to any party as a refundable charge after returned without damage. Contact us today (614) 219.9429 to learn more information".  Fate Cakes is a sure delight for the guests of this wedding celebration.

While the atmosphere of twinkling lights, gorgeous fresh flowers, exposed brick walls, splendid accents of color and happy, festive and eager family friends were preparing to celebrate the new married couple.

The Smith Bros. Warehouse Building is in the heart of Columbus close to Huntington Park where the Columbus Clippers play and Nationwide Arena where the Blue Jackets slide the puck.  Smith Bros. is a highly sought after venue for Columbus brides and grooms.  Dock 580, also known as, The Venue at Smith Bros. offer two unique urban event spaces.  The historic Smith Bros. hardware building offers "exposed brick walls with thirty foot ceilings and full length glass doors open to a beautiful covered terrace overlooking downtown Columbus. Room for 180 inside and the adjacent landscaped courtyard can be canopied to provide additional seating. Beautiful views of Columbus' skyline, abundant free parking and our elegant, urban aesthetic make this room one of most sought after event venues in town." (info found on the website).  "Second floor dining room overlooking first floor bar and dance floor. Exposed brick walls, polished concrete floors, steel beams overhead and floor to ceiling windows create an elegant, sophisticated atmosphere.With room for 220 the Loft is the perfect downtown event space. Included in our rental fees are tables, chairs, on-site parking and five hours reserved for your event."  (please visit website for this and additional information).

The gorgeous flowers were gracefully crafted by the very talented Flowerama by Botanica.  "Flowerama Columbus is a florist, locally owned and operated by the Ozment family, in Columbus, Ohio, with locations in Columbus, Reynoldsburg, Whitehall, and Westerville. Flowerama Columbus offers same day flower delivery, same day flower arrangement delivery, express flower delivery to all homes, business's, hospitals, schools and funeral homes in Columbus, Ohio. We also deliver same day flowers and flower arrangements to other local cities such as Worthington Oh, New Albany Oh, Hilliard Oh, Dublin Oh,Gahanna Oh, and many more. Flowerama Columbus specializes in low prices on roses, flowers, fresh flower arrangements, Cheryl's Cookies and more." (information from their website)

From the little bitty cutie flower girl to the stunningly attactive bridesmaids to the vibrant and luminous bride and groom, this night is sure to linger in the minds of all who attended.

Thank you greatly, Ali, for being so gracious and welcoming.  Thank you for trusting me to bring the best of wedding day hair styling for you and your girls.  It was a great honor to be a part of your big day! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Caulkins!  Here is to all the best of everything and many years of enjoyable and unforgettable memories.

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