That’s so Columbus…

We recently had the pleasure of shooting at several local businesses around Columbus and we were lucky to be accompanied by the oh-so-talented Stephanie Barnes and her camera. This is the second year we have teamed up with a few of the I Do! Bridal Event vendors to orchestrate a shoot that was beautiful, inspiring, and highlighted some locations that are so Columbus.

 

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Thank  you to everyone involved; We couldn’t have done it without you!
Locations: Igloo Letterpress, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, High Line Car House
Photography: Stephanie Barnes Photography
Hair/Makeup: Virtue Vegan Salon
Models: Rachael Schmitt and Chelsea Burgin
Accessories: Jamie Riley/White Truffle Studio

Gowns: Ghinda

 

Here Are Your Options! (HAYO!)

 

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Not long ago, before fall hit us here in the Midwest in all its’ damp glory, Nils Root of Hayo stopped in to our downtown studio to interview Jennifer Kessler, head designer and CEO of Ghinda, for their video site. Hayo explores many different career paths–from biochemical engineering to designing couture bridal–and develops these amazing, easy-to-digest, entertaining, and educational videos about said careers. 

I won’t say/write too much more as the videos truly speak for themselves…So please click the link below to see a little bit about Jen’s inspiration and workflow for Ghinda!!

http://gohayo.com/v/228

 

This One is For The Bridesmaids!

Let’s be honest, how many times have you heard, “Oh, you’ll totally wear that again.”?

Exactly. For those of you who never want to be wrapped up in phony, plastic, poly, we give you two new collections just for the lovely bridesmaids-to-be! We believe this is what you ladies–brides and bridesmaids alike–have been waiting for!

  • Destination Collection: Look beautiful and trendy in our breezy, floaty, cotton-blend colllection presented in perfectly printed fabrics!
  • Rococo Inspired Collection: Luxuriate in the opulent aesthetic reminiscent of the rococo era…with a modern twist!

After the vows, toasts, and dances are over, we all know the next plan of action…Waiting to see the wedding photos, obviously! We believe that our dresses will take your wedding photographs to an elevated level of beauty and sophistication. Ghinda has listened to both brides and bridesmaids to develop something trend-driven, girly, unique, yet cohesive.

Finally, a reason to want to be one of the girls.

Ashley and Alexandria’s!

This weekend we are bringing our gorgeous gowns to Michigan! We are visiting the beautiful boutique Ashley and Alexandria’s!!! This glamorous bridal salon offers brides the most beautiful gown selection coupled with the most memorable gown shopping experience.
Ashley and Alexandria’s is celebrating their 7th anniversary this month!! We are so honored to be a part of their celebration.
We love that they are dedicated to their brides! Everything from service to selection is thoughtfully planned so every bride walking through their doors will feel special!
As the owner, Vinnie has created a beautiful, caring, passionate environment symbolized in the name of her boutique! (Ashley and Alexandria are her two daughters)
We are so excited to be visiting this amazing place for the weekend! Make sure to check out Ashley and Alexandria’s website to make an appointment to try on our gorgeous gowns!!!
http://ashleyandalexandriasbridal.com/

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Lovely Lavender

As soon as we spoke to Laurel from Lavender Bridal Salon we fell in love with their vision. They are completely focused on building an amazing relationship with every bride who walks through their doors. They are deidicated to making the Lavender experience as beautiful and unforgettable as your big day!

What we love the most about Lavender is their genuine warmth and hospitality. They LOVE what they do, and they do it perfectly! Each member of their team gets what it feels like to be a bride, and they will make sure you feel like the princess you are 🙂

Ghinda is honored to be trunk showing at Lavender Bridal Salon! We will be visiting this lovely boutique on June 14th and 15th! We will be debuting both of our collections and offering every bride a 10% trunk show discount!!!
Take a peek at their website to make an appointment to come see us!
http://www.lavenderbridalsalon.com/Home.aspx

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20’s Everything!

So, we are in LOVE with the 20’s…

The entire era, the feel, the makeup, the clothes, the opulence, the everything:) Along with the rest of the world…we are obsessed with Downton Abby, and now we are just as obsessed with The Great Gatsby…if you haven’t seen either…you MUST!!!!!

I got together with one of the best photographers in the city a few months ago and picked her incredibly talented brain about a hoot inspired by Downton and the 20’s era…..Jennifer Schaaf Osbeck came up with an amazing narrative like aesthetic and we went from there.

Jennifer Schaaf Osbeck is the woman behing JoJo Photography and Film. Take a peek at her site and you will see why she is one of the most sought after photographers. http://jojophotoandfilm.com/

Her photos have an unmistakable quality and precision to them. She knows how to create a picture…if that makes sense?! She has the ability to take a photo whose image will stay in your mind for a very long time.

What I personally love about shooting with Jen is her incredible direction. She takes a shoot and makes it a living breathing story!!!!  Her images tell a creative, delicate, and moving story unlike any you will see. We were so honored to work with her on a collaborative shoot!!!

Here are a few sneek peaks 🙂 More to come on accessories, flowers, and the hair and make up team!!! We want to thank our lovely models Eileah Ohning and Bekah Winske.

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The White Dress Co. Bridal Boutique

So, there is the typical bridal boutique and then there is The White Dress Co.  It is the most sophisticated and modern boutique in Columbus! Gorgeous dresses hang from chain linked silver threads, huge full length mirrors catch and dazzle your eye, dark romantic greys surround beautiful brides and happy entourages….welcome to Columbus, Ohio’s hottest new bridal boutique!!!

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While The White Dress Co.’s aesthetic is so refreshingly forward, the secret behind this amazing space is Jackie! She owns and runs this gorgeous boutique and she does it beautifully! Every single bride that walks through those doors is treated like a princess.

The entire boutique is dedicated to you and your appointment…that means you get every ounce of attention and all the champagne you want! There is no rush or pressure with Jackie, she wants to make sure every detail of your gown is there…and that you’re in love! If you’re in love….shes in love! The White Dress Co. is not only the trendiest boutique in town, it is the place you will find the experience and the dress of your dreams!!!

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Intrigued?! We are too!! Ghinda will be trunk showing here April 12th and 13th!!! We are so excited to be part of the most popular boutique in Columbus!!!!

Check our The White Dress Co. here http://thewhitedressco.com/

Photos by http://derksworks.com/

Heaven is in the Details

As every woman knows, the perfect accessory is the element that transforms a look….a subtle stud, a statement cuff, a perfectly layered necklace…accessoires make your look YOU!

Working with Jamie during our I Do Photoshoot got us so excited about the endless possibilities White Truffle Studio accessories have!! What we love the most about White Truffle jewelry is the high quality and one-of-a-kind feel each piece brings to your look.

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Jamie, at White Truffle Studio, hand crafts each unique piece of jewelry. Her studio is this amazing mixture of  everything modern and sophisticated and all  that is timeless and vintage.  Her pieces make a statement, but hold a delicacy that breathes class, elegance, and true style.

White Truffle accessories are the  product of an amazing designer’s impeccable taste. Jamie creates her jewelry to accentuate a woman’s sense of  self and style and.

Your wedding day is all about you and your gorgeous self …White Truffle Studio celebrates YOU:) Click here http://www.whitetrufflestudio.com/ and fall in love with White Truffle Studio!!

The bohemian inspired head pieces are simply to.die.for.

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Every gorgeous metal cuff and intricately designed necklace will finish your wedding day look with an effortless brilliance.

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A big thank you to everyone who collaborated on this shoot:)

Stephanie Barnes Photography

Hair and makeup by Virtue Salon

Accessories by White Truffle Studio

Flower by EcoFlora Designs

Styling by Jamie Riley

Gowns by Ghinda

Models are Jenny Powell and Amy Crandall

For the I Do Artisan Wedding Event

http://www.idoweddingcolumbus.com/

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Oo la la

We will be spotlighting the amazing businesses that we collaborated with on our I Do shoot for the nest few days…

Today we are dying to tell you about Stephanie Tucker Barnes…

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I promise you will fall in love…check out her website and enjoy some gorgeousness:) http://www.stephaniebarnesphotography.com/

Stephanie is one of the most positive, calm, and creative photographers I have had the pleasure of working with! She totally gets the vibe of a shoot, and produces images that work with and for everyone!! Her photography makes a statement of beauty, but also captures a certain individuality that tells the story of the photo and the people in it. She is truly an amazing photographer!

We felt so lucky to be able to work with her on this shoot and we are SO EXCITED to see the rest of her photos!!!

Here is a sneak peak of Stephanie Barnes Photography for the I Do Photo Shoot!!!

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Hair and Makeup–Virtue Vegan Salon
Accessories–White Truffle Studio
Photography–Stephanie Tucker Barnes
Flowers–EcoFlora Designs
Models–Amy Crandall and Jenny Powell
Gowns–by Ghinda
Locations–Virtue Vegan Salon, Jeni’s Ice Cream, White Truffle Studio
For the I Do–an Artisan Wedding Event

The Bohemian Bride

Things we love:

boho brides

free spirits

head pieces

vegan salons

ice cream

organic flowers

loose hair

natural beauty

one of a kinds

uniqueness

strong women

 

Our I Do Photo Shoot with the most talented and creative women in the city!!

643996_821040526194_556288919_nJeni’s Splendid Ice Creams…basically the most delicious ice cream in the world:) http://www.jenis.com/scoop-shops/

33943_821490639164_1711112087_nVirtue Vegan Salon…an amazing vegan salon with the most talented stylists…http://www.virtuevegansalon.com/

543689_821040645954_1084207562_nWhite Truffle Studio…check out their amazing accessories…soooo gorgeous….http://www.whitetrufflestudio.com/