Beautiful, early spring gathering inspiration

A HEARTFELT Gathering Editorial AT ANDERSON FARMS

“Came the Spring with all its splendor, All its birds and all its blossoms, All its flowers and leaves and grasses.”

When Eva from Eco Flora asked if I’d like to do an editorial inspiration shoot at Anderson Farms, I was ecstatic. Anderson Farms is a beautiful property in Granville, Ohio and a beautiful setting for any heartfelt wedding or gathering.  The owners are kind and authentic people, therefore we wanted the scene to reflect the kind of gathering one would find in their home: warm, fresh, and hospitable.

The color palette of saffron and blood orange perfectly complimented the lush greenery covering the table.  A glistening slice of citrus fruit at each place setting symbolized the transition from winter to spring. The pop of color against the white plate adds a bright, graphic element to the table design.

Photography by Kari Bowman of Karime Photograpy. Keep scrolling for gorgeous inspiration and the rest of the team that brought it all to life.

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Michelle + Jon

A romantic summer wedding at Pinnacle

Michelle + Jon had the most genuine love, and their wedding day reflected that romance in such a sweet way.  Michelle chose a timeless color palette of grey blue and palest lavender, with accents of berry and navy. Thoughtfully curated details, such as the simple Ellsworth Kelly line drawings throughout the wedding stationary, were a perfect compliment to the timeless elegance of the ballroom. As a result, thie rwedding will stand the test of time. Read on to learn about the vendors helped it all come together, and see more of the day, beautifully captured by Ashley Wallace. 

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Photography : Ashley Wallace Photo | Gown: Luxe Redux | Venue: Pinnacle Golf Club | Stationary + Styling : Auburn + Ivory | Floral Design : Evergreen Flower Co. | Ribbon : Frou Frou

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Jenna + David, White Magazine’s #1

Words cannot describe seeing White Magzine announce that David + Jenna were their number one most viewed post of 2017! I am overjoyed! Check out the styling work Auburn + Ivory did for them in White Magazine’s published article, here!

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Be sure to check out the other talented vendors who came together and made this wedding the beautiful experience that it was

Photography- Marisa Albrecht | Florals- Evergreen Flower | Bridal Shop- B.Loved Bridal | Gown Designer- Pronovias | Groom’s Attire- Pursuit | Beauty- Victoria Moore 

Junebug Weddings Editor’s Choice

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I was so excited and honored to see Sasha + Corey’s wedding as chief Junebug editor’s pick for favorite wedding of the year! You can see the Junebug feature right here.

Sasha + Corey’s moon phase seating chart was also included in Junebug’s Wedding Trends to Use in 2018  

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be sure to check out the vendors that made this incredible wedding happen!

photography- Addison Jones | Styling – Auburn + Ivory | Florals- Bear Roots Floral | Venue- Strongwater | Custom Ribbon- The Lesser Bear | Videography- Rachel Joy Barehl

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Noah + Abigail’s romantic midwest summer wedding

Narrowing down the photos for Abigail + Noah’s blog post was nearly impossible, I just love this little lady and her family so much (and now her husbands family, too!) She first saw Noah at a mutual family friend’s wedding. The two were 17 and in High School- but Abigail still remembers to this day what he was wearing: a black suit and a light green tie (of course he chose something a bit more streamlined for their wedding day.) Abigail’s vision for the aesthetic of their wedding day was simple and sweet with a bohemian vibe; lots of greenery with moody touches here and there, and it came together beautifully. Read on to see some of my favorite details from their day, including a cool plot twist to their planning!

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Abigail’s dad built the arbor entrance and the beautiful triangular altar and platform as a visual reminder of Ecc.4:12, “a cord of three strands is not easily broken.”

 

 

 

 

The live-edge table that served as an altar and holding place for communion was hand-crafted by the groom, Pathway Tables

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The perfect summer wedding cake- two tiered chocolate bundt cake covered in the best flora summer has to offer

 

View More: http://hancapuano.pass.us/noah-abigail-marriedAbigail’s stunning Karen Willis Holmes gown purchased from B.Loved Bridal

 

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I loved Abigail’s sweet words about her wedding day when I asked her what her favorite part was.

“I loved absolutely everything of the wedding, but I would have to say one of my favorite things of the day is seeing what God had in store for our wedding day. 3 months prior to the wedding we ended up switching venues from a beautiful barn church due to feeling led that we were to get married somewhere else. My family, sisters in laws, and mother in law paired with God & just traveled around the small town of Upper Sandusky to see where our wedding would be. It was such a fun process to rely on guidance from God completely! Hannah ( my sister in law & the photographer of the wedding ) sent many ideas of places that would be fun to try, this included: the museum in upper, an alley, & the park. Noah and I had complete peace over the venue situation and I remember saying a prayer about where God would want us to get married to glorify Him & a field came to mind. No coincidence we ended up marrying in a field at a golf course 🙂 Crazy how God works!”

Such an amazing story- and the wedding truly reflected the joy this amazing couple had found in each other and in God’s purpose in their life! Each time I remember it it brings happy tears to my eyes. Congrats Abigail + Noah!

Photographer- Hannah Capuano |  Venue- Lincoln Hills Golf Course | Wedding Planner / Stylist / Stationary- Auburn and Ivory Creative | Florist- Schuster’s Flowers | Ribbon + Velvet Table Runner- The Lesser Bear| Brides Gown- B.Loved Bridal | Dress Designer- Karen Willis Holmes| Alterations- Sew Cora| Rug Rental- Addison Jones| Cake- Nothing Bundt Cakes | Caterering- City Barbecue |

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Allie + Nick, Summer Wedding at Rockmill Brewery

Allie + Nick’s bohemian outdoor wedding at Rockmill Brewery was a dream to plan and style. Rockmill Brewery is one of Central Ohio’s best wedding venues, and it made the perfect locale for Allie’s artful but effortless vision or her wedding. Allie has incredible taste (she’s a store director for Madewell) so packing her big day full of unexpected and memorable details was essential; details like bespoke white farm tables, dancing in the grass, and eating churros out of pretty paper cups. Since the wedding was at the end of August, we chose to include “back to school in the 70’s” vibes here and there; a letterfolk letterboard seating chart and thrifted old school stadium marquee cards as table numbers. We decided against using any specific wedding color palette, opting instead for black and white and natural greenery and allowing Adria from State + Arrow to play with whatever colors felt right. Read on to see how Allie + Nick’s full team of vendors made their wedding an unforgettable, magical (windy) night in a beautiful Ohio hollow.

I loved collaborating with Allie’s friend Aggie to create the perfect watercolor wedding invitations. Angie turned my simple watercolor illustrations into incredible, hand-lettered works of art!

Allie’s gorgeous gown from BHLDN

View More: http://jennyhaas.pass.us/allieandnick Gorgeous summer bouquets in blush and mauve tones stood out against the bridesmaids all white gowns, with simple floral crowns for a bohemian touch- all beautifully crafted by Columbus Ohio florist, State + Arrow

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View More: http://jennyhaas.pass.us/allieandnickFor a unique wedding send-off- I created this twist on the “just married” sign by giving the groom a banner to carry back down the aisle. Guests had individual “yay” flags to wave as the bride and groom raced back down the aisle after saying “i do”

Guests found their table assignment with this unique seating chart- crafted from a Letterfolk letterboard for clean and pretty vibe with a nod to the back-to-school season.

An alternative to wedding cake that complimented the taco bar menu? Churros! The bride + groom shared a small cake with their wedding party from Columbus Ohio wedding cake baker, Blush Arrow CakesView More: http://jennyhaas.pass.us/allieandnickMacramé table runners from Anthropologie, his and her plants from StumpView More: http://jennyhaas.pass.us/allieandnickView More: http://jennyhaas.pass.us/allieandnick

It was a beautiful night, and a beautiful wedding for two sweet souls who put their importance of a Christ -centered marriage above any other detail. It was such an incredible joy to see this wedding featured in the Ohio publication of The Knot, but more than anything-I am so thankful for the lifelong friendship I formed with Allie and her team of vendors along the way- at the end of the day, its why I love what I do!

Photographer- Jenny Haas Photography | Makeup- Blush Columbus | Venue- Rockmill Brewery | Wedding Planner / Stylist / Stationary- Auburn and Ivory Creative | Florist- State + Arrow Design Co. | Ribbon- The Lesser Bear| Brides Gown- BHLDN | Groom’s Suiting- J.Crew| Cake- Blush Arrow Cake | DJ + Ceremony Performers- The Wild Path | Caterering- Two Caterers | Churros- Charritos | Macrame- Red Van Collective

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Love + Light- a Styled photographer’s workshop at Jorgensen Farm’s Oak Grove

I was beyond thrilled when Ashley West and Allison Leonard approached me about styling their Love + Light  photographer’s workshop. These two women have a heart to share and teach their craft to their fellow photographers, and it was such a joy to see them caring for the creative community in Columbus in that way.  Check out their photos from this amazing day below…StyledShoot-132StyledShoot-28To showcase the two beautiful spaces at Oak Grove, we chose to split the shoot into two seperate looks. An elegant traditional  style was chosen for inside the white barn, the bride wore a satin gown from B.Loved Bridal, and we opted for a classic tuxedo for the groom. The tablescape reflected a more traditional style as well: featuring a linen table cloth accented by a gorgeous velvet table runner hand sewn and dyed by local fiber artist, The Lesser Bear.

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IMG_0892Drawing inspiration from sweet summer gardens, southern peach farms, and the wear and tear of natural elements- the color story for both shoot featured Copper and Verdigris (the greenish patina that aged copper developes.) Signage was made with copper sheeting and hand aged to achieve that perfect greenish hue.

IMG_1456IMG_1010The tablescape outdoors featured an unexpected color palette- combining peach and blush tones with yellows, copper, and sea glass. The Lesser Bear created beautiful taupe silk napkins and a shibori dyed table runner, as well as hand making the beeswax candles! The menu from Cheerup Press tied it all together, featuring a moth and a hand painted deckled edge. IMG_1389The bride’s stunning hair and makeup by Angie Warren Artistry and Sarah W. from the Bride BarIMG_1014Stunning peachy florals from Heather at Evergreen Flower Co. in Columbus, Ohio.IMG_0922-2One of my favorite details- the paper goods from Alaina at Cheerup Press. Alaina created two seperate paper suites using our copper and virdigris color palette. Printed on beautiful paper from Fabulous Fancy Pants, The more traditional invitation included a hawndrawn crest featuring a wax seal monogram in the center.

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There were so many incredible details to this shoot- please check out the all of the amazing participants below.  I cannot say enough amazing things about Ashley + Allison, who poured their time and efforts into such an amazing teaching opportunity.

PLANNING & STYLING |MEREDITH AT AUBURN & IVORY, WWW.AUBURNANDIVORYCREATIVE.COM

FLORIST | HEATHER AT EVERGREEN FLOWER CO. EVERGREENFLOWER.CO

INVITATIONS | ALAINA AT CHEER UP LETTERPRESS, WWW.CHEERUPPRESS.COM

EVENT RENTALS | AIDEN & GRACE, WWW.AIDENANDGRACE.COM

RIBBONS, LINENS AND RUNNERS | THE LESSER BEAR, WWW.THELESSERBEAR.COM

VENUE | OAK GROVE AT JORGENSEN, WWW.JORGENSEN-FARMS.COM

MENS SUITING | PURSUIT, WWW.PURSUITYOURSELF.COM

BRIDAL GOWNS |  B. LOVED BRIDAL, WWW.BLOVEDBRIDAL.COM

HAIR AND MAKEUP | THE BRIDE BAR, WWW.THEBRIDEBAR.COM

EVENT HOSTS |  ASHLEY WEST AND ALLISON LEONARD

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Waite for Us- Ben + Kara, a classic garden-inspired wedding at the Columbus Athenaeum

I can’t begin to express how much I loved working with Ben + Kara for their wedding day. Their love for each other is so sweet, deeply rooted, and evident in every part of their planning and throughout the event. Out of their love for their Alma Mater, Ohio State, the couple chose a palette of scarlet + grey, but accented it with pinks, peaches, and greens to create the perfect summer color scheme. Their Buckeye pride was sprinkled throughout the rest of the day as well- Carmen Ohio was played during the ceremony, and Kara + Ben were surprised with a visit from the OSU Alumni marching band as well! Here are just a few of my favorite details from such a wonderful day- all provided by their amazing photographer- Susie Marie Photography (be sure to check her out!)View More: http://susiemariephotography.pass.us/waite-for-usWe wanted to honor Ben’s request for an invitation that wasn’t overly girly. The result was this sweet and simple monogrammed invitation in black and white- with colorful envelopes to give it an extra pop, and a watercolor floral envelope liner- which you can see here.  The overall vibe of the suite was dubbed “Wes Anderson at a garden party” (and Ben and Kara were BOTH happy.)View More: http://susiemariephotography.pass.us/waite-for-usView More: http://susiemariephotography.pass.us/waite-for-uspronoviasgowndetails.jpg

Kara selected her gown at B.Loved Bridal boutique- it was a fun and unexpected choice and absolutely drop dead gorgeous.groomaccessories.jpgbestsummerbouquet.jpg

the flowers from Madison House in Columbus were so rich and  textured- absolutely gorgeous. View More: http://susiemariephotography.pass.us/waite-for-usView More: http://susiemariephotography.pass.us/waite-for-usView More: http://susiemariephotography.pass.us/waite-for-usView More: http://susiemariephotography.pass.us/waite-for-usView More: http://susiemariephotography.pass.us/waite-for-usView More: http://susiemariephotography.pass.us/waite-for-uscookietabledecor.jpg

an epic cookie table accented with Buckeyes (of course), gorgeous florals- and lightbox signs!View More: http://susiemariephotography.pass.us/waite-for-usView More: http://susiemariephotography.pass.us/waite-for-usthese two.OhioState.jpg

One of my favorite details of the event- pulling off a huge surprise with Kara’s parents with a performance from the OSU Alumni Marching Band.

Photographer- Susie Marie Photography | Makeup- Designs by Anne | Venue- The Columbus Athenaeum | Wedding Planner / Stylist / Stationary- Auburn and Ivory Creative | Florist- Madison House Designs | Brides Gown- Bridal Boutique: B.Loved Bridal, Designer: Pronovias | Groom’s Suiting- Combatant Gentleman | Cake- Alice’s Piece of Cake | DJ- Ryan Smith

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David + Jenna- Minimal Elegance in Cleveland

It doesn’t get more MFEO than David + Jenna. Two stylish people, with amazing hearts and a shared love of photography and the simpler things in life. Helping them style + produce their November wedding at The Red Space in Cleveland was a dream come true.   Featured on White Mag, here, and Brides.com, here. Read on to find out more about their amazing wedding and the incredible team of creatives that brought it together. David&Jenna-wedding-396David&Jenna-wedding-413David&Jenna-wedding-511David&Jenna-wedding-515David&Jenna-wedding-362The event featured breathtaking architectural florals from Columbus, Ohio based florist Evergreen Flower Co.  I loved how her whisps of ivy trailing from the ceiling created movement, and her use of oversized cement vessels with delicate white flowers and greenery seemed to anchor the space between heaven and earth. David&Jenna-wedding-555David&Jenna-wedding-572David&Jenna-wedding-491David&Jenna-wedding-589A minimal seating chart design made with laser-cut paper, softened by a strand of winding ivy

David&Jenna-wedding-922Assembled on an epic 10 ft. table, the bride sourced all of the amazing ingredients for the cheese board herself.David&Jenna-wedding-960Guests sat at handmade white-washed farm tables puncuated with black wood chairs for a minimal look with maximum effect. David&Jenna-wedding-965The white on white donuts signage was inspired by an image from wallpaper mag’s office (found here originally) David&Jenna-wedding-967David&Jenna-wedding-1025David&Jenna-wedding-1114David&Jenna-wedding-358David&Jenna-wedding-233

David wrote a song for Jenna and performed it before they took their steps down the aisle. Their love for each other is so servant-hearted and sweet, this moment brought tears to my eyes. David&Jenna-wedding-931David&Jenna-wedding-1242David&Jenna-wedding-992

A beautiful wedding with an incredible vision, surrounded by joy, love and the sweetest things that matter in life. All photos courtesy the bride, and amazing photgrapher Marisa Albrecht.

CREDITS

Photography Marisa Albrecht

Planning/Styling Auburn & Ivory Florals Evergreen Flower Co

Gown Bloved Bridal

Makeup Blushed by Victoria

Grooms Suit Pursuit

Grooms Tie The Tie Bar

Cinematography Alex Tan

Catering Barrio

Entertainment Columbus Event DJ