We Had A Beautiful July Wedding
I came to Bridal and Formal after going to almost every bridal salon in Columbus. My matron of honor, Megan, is from Cincinnati and mentioned her success at B&F for her wedding, so I decided that I had nothing to lose. I drove from Columbus to Cincinnati and met her and her mother at the salon, ready to find my dress (FINALLY!). I absolutely LOVED the freedom that the salon gave me when it came to choosing my dress. By the end of our rounds through all of the dresses, I probably had 20 that I wanted to try. At the last minute, however, Megan’s mother saw a WToo lace dress on display for their trunk show. I was pretty set on not having a form fitted dress but decided that I would try it for Nancy anyway. After trying on a mediocre lace dress, I put on the WToo Preston gown and knew something was different. It almost fit perfectly from the start and fit just the way I wanted it to fit. I was really torn between wanting an A-Line dress and a flowy princess bridal gown (nothing ball gown, but bigger than a trumpet or mermaid) and told Lacrecia that was the only reason I couldn’t say yes immediately. She immediately brought in a Maggie Sottero detachable skirt with the most AMAZING train I had ever seen. After I saw that I could have my princess moment at the church and party persona at the reception, I knew I had found my dress (and skirt!).
Our wedding day felt like it floated by me as quickly as possible. In the morning, it didn’t really hit me that I was getting married. I felt like I was just surrounded by my family and friends getting pretty for a party. We got ready at the ACC and had the luxury of having our hair and makeup done right there in the room for us. Once I put my custom comb, veil, and dress on, however, I became very much aware of what the day was all about. Scott and I wanted to do a first look at Goodale Park because it was our most precious spot when we lived in the Short North. I know a first look was the right decision since I began sobbing and shaking uncontrollably the second I saw Scott’s face. Luckily, we had time in the park taking pictures, so my tears didn’t translate to the ceremony. Our ceremony was as simple, yet beautiful as it could be for us. We used our white pallet in the flowers and bridesmaids dresses to keep everything classy and elegant. Once we got to the gold and grandeur of the ACC, that color pallet really stood out.
The ACC was our first choice from the moment we got engaged. We loved that the building itself was enough for any wedding and our added decor was only making it more beautiful. Our florist used hydrangeas perfectly all around the space, while our bakery included our two cats on our cake for a personal touch. We had our after party in the basement bowling alley of the ACC and people are still telling me that they have never had more fun. I agree with them completely.
Bridal Gown by Watters, style Preston and int he Ivory/Almond color.
Detachable Train by Maggie Sottero, style Vana and in the Ivory color.
Bridesmaids Gowns by Mori Lee, styles 21527 & 21543 and all in the Ivory color.
Photography by Seedling Photography
Flowers by Bloomtastic Flowers
Makeup done by ARC Artistry
Hair done by Shannon Goode – GoodeHair
Cake done by Short North Piece of Cake