Wedding Date: 09.06.14
Event Coordinator: Laura
Event Captain: Elizabeth Charles
Not often do we talk about the rehearsal on blogs (because it is something that typically pales in comparison to the actual wedding day), however with this couple, every moment was so memorable and fun that I just had to talk about it on the blog! My favorite part of the rehearsal was the playful pranks the bridal party played on the bride and groom. The groomsmen bought big red noses that they put on after they walked down the aisle, thinking they would surprise the bride when she made her grand entrance. Little did they know the bride and her dad had a little surprise in store themselves! Emily said:
“When your dad hands you an eye patch, you just go with it!”
So the Big Red Nosed groomsmen awaited the eye-patched bride and her father for one of the most fun rehearsals I’ve ever been a part of! That being said, the wedding itself was a perfect expression of Emily and Andy’s love. Lynn from Made from Scratch was part of the planning team and along with her expertise we pulled off a magical outdoor reception in the Town Square & Market House Green.
Emily said her favorite part of the day was when she walked down the aisle, ” I was so excited to see Andy and to finally be married that my Dad had to slow me down! He made sure that I had the chance to savor the moment- to see Andy waiting at the altar, to look at our guests, to see how beautiful the church was, and to be totally present in that blip of time. That is the moment from the wedding that still makes me tear up whenever I think about it. The drama of the church doors opening was pretty awesome, too!”
I love our bride’s grand entrances! After the bridal party has walked down the aisle, we close the double doors, reopening them at the perfect moment to give all the focus on our brides. It’s easily one of the most memorable parts of each wedding.
Emily also loved how the reception turned out, ” After the excitement of the day leading up to the ceremony, and then rushing around to take pictures, I was so excited to just sit down for a second! Andy and I had a sweetheart table, so we were able to have a few moments alone during dinner to sit back, be together, and gush about how amazing everything was!”
Their photos turned out so wonderful! I love that Emily and Andy really incorporated the entire Ohio Village into their day. Some of my own personal favorite spots in the village are the willow tree and our red barn! A special thanks to Marissa Bowers artful design + photography for all her work!
Emily had this to say about our spaces, “I would recommend the Ohio History Connection for about a million reasons! First, the staff there is FANTASTIC! They really want your day to go well, and make sure that it does! From the beginning, we were able to communicate with our coordinator about what we wanted, and they did everything they could to help us plan everything from the order of events to our signature cocktails. Also, the venue is so beautiful and unique. I love that it is rustic and vintage, and that we had the entire Ohio Village to use for photos and for our guests to enjoy.”
Lastly, she had this to pass on to any future brides, “Prioritize your budget based on what is important for you and your vision, and choose your vendors from there. For example, we knew that we wanted to have fantastic photographs because they will last beyond the day, and that we also wanted a great DJ because they help set the mood for the party. Because of this, we put more money toward those priorities.”
Many happy wishes to Emily and Andy in all their future endeavors!
Processional: “Something” by The Beatles
Recessional: “You Make My Dreams” by Hall & Oates
First Dance: “Eyes on the Prize” by M. Ward