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Hamilton Musical wedding inspiration in Columbus, Ohio

Hamilton the Musical is coming to Columbus, Ohio. Rejoice!

Confession- I’m obsessed with the Hamilton musical. Because of that, I wanted to give other “Hamilton” obsessed brides modern, fine-art inspiration. I wanted to give them ideas they could incorporate in their own weddings. A group of talented, like-minded wedding vendors in Ohio joined me, and together we retold the Hamilton story through the lens of modern wedding planning. The results are unbelievably romantic. In fact, this Hamilton Musical wedding inspiration is one of my favorite creative wedding projects to date!

Read on to see how this wedding editorial captures the feel of a modern wedding and the surreal feeling of Revolutionary America brought to life by Hamilton on stage.

all photos by the incomparable Henry Photography

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Hamilton inspired wedding details

First, we chose a color pallet inspired by the musical: a neutral parchment color for Hamilton’s excessive writing, revolutionary American blues, and the tawny brown of Hamilton’s post-military coat. We also included the different colors associated with the Schuyler sisters. There are teal and robin’s egg blue for Eliza, rich pink for Angelica, and gold and yellow for Peggy.

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amazing stationary Cheer Up Press

For fun, Alexander and Eliza appear on place cards (with Angelica… and Peggy.) As if in preparation for a toast, there is a vignette with “may you always be satisfied” inscribed on parchment. One of Alexander’s letters to Eliza is written out and paired alongside a quill pen. The invitation suite includes antique postage featuring the Marquis de LafayetteLastlya beautiful Susie Saltzman engagement ring is pictured with a photo of The Grange, where Hamilton wed Eliza.

Suiting by Pursuit

The Stunning work of Wendy Kromer

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Hamilton Musical wedding inspiration

Beauty by Angie Warren Artistry

Hamilton’s wedding was in December of 1780. Our team curated antique Colonial pieces like a dressing mirror, English china, bone dice, a fan, and a musket to reflect that date. To keep it fresh, we joined these true antiques with period-inspired modern pieces, such as the engagement ring from Susie Saltzman and the beautiful handmade silk cravat from the Lesser Bear.

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Gorgeous Letterpress suite by Cheer Up Press

Veil by Vera Wang

Stunning Carolina Herrera Gown care of our friends at La Jeune Mariee

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Hamilton inspired Florals

The ladies of State + Arrow and Old Slate Farm are responsible for the amazing florals. Both florists looked to American Colonial paintings for Hamilton Musical wedding inspiration, and used flowers that would have actually been available to Colonial brides. In order to honor the Hamilton’s December wedding date, floral designs included pomegranates and persimmons.

State + Arrow’s lush arrangements are imbued with the romance of the Hamilton story. A sweeping bouquet adorned with a wide silk ribbon is the envy of any bride. Meanwhile, viewers are transported to another world by the stunning installation of greenery and florals by Old Slate Farm. To create this look, Katie installed a tree in her living room to build from. Without a doubt, the florals from this day are some of the most stunning creations I have ever seen.

The dress and models were directly inspired by the musical and traditional colonial style. The Carolina Herrera dress was the perfect blend of modern simplicity and elegant colonial details. Our Eliza’s white hair color was trendy and modern, but also reminiscent of the powdered wig styles of the period.

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Hamilton Musical wedding inspiration brought to you by these vendors:

Photographer: Henry Photography  | Concept + Design: Auburn + Ivory  | Florist (bouquet + Centerpiece): State + Arrow Design Co.  | Floral Installations: Katie Reed of Old Slate Farm  | Ring: Susie Saltzman | Stationer: Cheer Up Press | Wedding Cake: Wendy Kromer | Wedding Gown: Carolina Herrera  | Hair by Audi Anderson | Wedding Veil: Vera Wang 
 c/o La Jeune Marieé Bridal |Silks and Velvets, Custom Cravat: The Lesser Bear  |Beauty: Angie Warren Artistry | Models: Found Models | Ring Box: Bark and Berry | Manicure: Charlotte Lucas  | Mens Suiting: Pursuit Yourself | Shoes: Trademark  Vintage Postage | Edelweiss Post

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An earthy autumn wedding at Oak Grove, Jorgenson Farms

 

Aimee + Andrew’s earthy green and white autumn wedding at Jorgensen Farm’s Oak Grove was a beautiful, joyful event.  I loved creating bespoke details for Aimee’s earthy, bohemian wedding vision. It was important to infuse the day with as many thoughtful details possible, because Aimee is a wedding photographer herself. For the escort cards I carefully calligraphed in white ink, filled with sprigs of fresh greenery from State + Arrow. Real, stretched leather canvases were used for signage elsewhere. Above all, the earthy green and white color palette was highlighted by gorgeous harvest golds sprinkled throughout. For instance, the rich tones of The Lesser Bear’s hand dyed silk created a gorgeous pop of color on the ceremony arch.

As a result, this October wedding felt autumnal, but  still fresh!

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Photography: Ashley Wallace | Florals: State & Arrow | Styling: Auburn & Ivory Creative | Day of coordination: Tara with Perfectly Planned Weddings

Venue: Oak Grove at Jorgensen Farms | Makeup: Kristina Slemker at Glam Bar | Hair: Sarah at The Bride Bar

Dress Shop: B.Loved Bridal | Dress Designer: Daalarna Couture | Jewelry: Bohindi | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes

Suit: Men’s Warehouse – Tie: The Tie Bar |Rentals: Something Old Dayton | Silk Ribbon: The Lesser Bear

Bride’s bouquet Silk ribbon: Tono & Co | Coffee: Blank Slate Coffee Macaroons: Michelle’s Macarons | Cake: Piece of Cake

Catering: The Berwick |Bridesmaid dresses: Show Me Your Mumu |Paper: Inkwell & Co. | Shoes: Bella Belle

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Springtime Farm Engagement session: Steffi + Hosain

A sweet, fine-art engagement session in Ohio

This springtime farm engagement session took place at Old Slate Farm in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Collaborating with Jenny Haas and Katie Reed was an incredible experience. Jenny Haas captured the sun-soaked, windswept images all on film, so the results are simplistic but stunningly romantic.

There are so many details to fall in love with, such as a beautiful dress from Free People, enchanting florals, and above all, baby lambs. In short, Midwest brides will be fawning over this springtime farm engagement session. Read on to find more inspiration from Steffi and Hosain’s fine-art engagement session at Old Slate Farm. 

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The Lesser Bear’s layered silk ribbons swirled romantically in the wind. 

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The sun was gorgeous and bright, however the wind was chilly, so cuddles between the engaged pair were not only cute, but necessary! Consequently, it made their engagement all the sweeter. 

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Springtime farm engagement session created by these amazing Ohio wedding vendors:

Photography : Jenny Haas

Concept + Styling : Auburn + Ivory

Florals and venue: Old Slate FarmOld Slate Farm

Dress + Hat: Free People

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Silk Ribbon: The Lesser Bear 

Hair and Makeup: Angie Warren Artistry

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Cozy, authentic wedding inspiration in Columbus, Ohio

Cozy, authentic wedding inspiration for a heartfelt gathering

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 wonderful setting for any heartfelt wedding or gathering.  The owners are kind and authentic people, therefore we wanted the scene to reflect the type of gathering one would find in their home: warm, cozy and authentic.

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, summer wedding Pinnacle Golf Club

A romantic summer wedding at Pinnacle

Michelle + Jon had a sweet and genuine love, and their romantic summer wedding day at Pinnacle Golf Club reflected that.  Michelle chose a timeless color palette of grey blue and palest lavender, with accents of berry and navy. Thoughtfully curated details were a perfect compliment to the timeless elegance of the ballroom. The paper goods and signage featured line drawings from Ellsworth Kelly. As a result, their wedding 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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Sneak Peek:

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photo credit: Rachel Joy Photography

I apologize for my incredible lack of posting on this blog. I’m enjoying the wild ride of booking weddings and events, and excerisizing my creativity through styled shoots with some of my amazing “friendors.” Here’s a sneak peek into the shoot we wrapped on on monday… more details to come soon!