Starling Studio
Wedding Photographer in Columbus, Ohio


Christmas Wedding at The Reception House at Raymond Memorial in Columbus, Oh - Shannon + Elliot


Shannon + Elliot



It's impossible to look through Shannon + Elliot's Christmas wedding and not get in the holiday spirit! These two just celebrated their first anniversary and I thought it was the perfect opportunity to showcase their winter wedding.

Shannon and I first met when she was a bridesmaid in two weddings I previously photographed and I adored working with her while she was in the wedding party, so I knew having her as a bride would be a dream! She reached out when Elliot popped the question and I was so excited to have the date open. Elliot and Shannon are two of the kindest people I've ever had the privilege to serve. They are so thoughtful and welcomed me into their celebration as a friend, which is truly one of the greatest honors I can recieve. With Shannon being a self proclaimed Christmas fanatic it only made sense that they celebrate their marriage during the holidays!

I remember being so nervous about the weather that day because there was only a thin layer of snow covering the ground and as the ceremony was about to begin it started to rain. I was worried all the snow would melt away for our portraits, but when we stepped outside into the courtyard I couldn't believe our luck. We had an amazing combination of snow and fog that created such a dreamy backdrop and the pops of red really made everything come together perfectly! 

The reception at Raymond Memorial was no less incredible! Combine a hot cocoa bar, giant cream puffs, Christmas carols, and a choreographed first dance and I'm one happy photographer! 

Thank you again Shannon and Elliot for allowing me to capture your festive day-- it will always be one of my favorites! 

Merry Christmas!


The Creative Team

Floral Design: Flowers on Orchard Lane (Clintonville)

Venue: The Reception House at Raymond Memorial

Church:  Trinity United Methodist Church (Grandview)

Bride's Dress: Allure Bridal

Bridal Boutique: Wendy's Bridal (Dublin, OH)

Bride's Shoes: Betsey Johnson (from Nordstrom)

Bride's Jewelry: Etsy Shop- InStyleBoutique

Bride Engagement Ring: Pave Jewelers (Arlington, VA)

Groom's Suite: Suits-- Michael Kors from Macy's

Invitations: The Paper Vow (Dublin, OH)

Hair: Canvas Salon (Powell, OH)

Makeup Artist: Canvas Salon (Powell, OH)

Officiant: Reverend Katy Wheat (Trinity UMC)

DJ: Night Music DJ

Catering: Schmidt's

Cream Puffs: Schmidt's

Bride Fur Shawl: Nordstrom

Bridesmaids Earrings: Etsy (GlitteredBride shop)

Transportation: Xtreme Limos

Groom and groomsman ties: Macy's (Bar III brand)

Late night pizza: Rotolos (Grandview)

Tessa Berg