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!
The Creative Team
Floral Design: Flowers on Orchard Lane (Clintonville)
Church: Trinity United Methodist Church (Grandview)
Bride's Dress: Allure Bridal
Bridal Boutique: Wendy's Bridal (Dublin, OH)
Bride's Jewelry: Etsy Shop- InStyleBoutique
Bride Engagement Ring: Pave Jewelers (Arlington, VA)
- Bride & Groom Wedding Rings: Blue Nile
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
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)