Westin Columbus Jewish Wedding: Alyssa + Tom

My last wedding of 2018, what a perfect way to end the year! This wedding also happened to be my 200th career wedding!

Alyssa + Tom’s downtown Columbus wedding centered around their venue, the Westin Columbus Downtown hotel, where I began my day with the girls getting ready in their suite that first Saturday in November. After getting a few details and prep shots, I took an Uber to head down the street to where Tom was getting ready with his guys – the Goodfellow’s Barber Shop. They had the third floor all to themselves, with a cool view of the city – it was such a neat spot to hang out and get ready for the day! Once Tom was dressed, I headed back to the Westin, where Alyssa stepped into her dress and I staged their first look on the side of the building again a huge brick wall.

From there, we joined their wedding party on the bus and headed to the Ohio Statehouse for portraits. It was a beautiful fall day, a bit chilly, but nice enough to stay outside and take advantage of the fall color! We also took advantage of the Statehouse steps for some killer shots showing off Alyssa’s amazing Pronovias dress!

Back at the Westin, we took care of family portraits and held the ketubah signing before the ceremony began. As the sun set behind them and golden light spilled in through the windows, Alyssa + Tom were married in a Jewish ceremony underneath a grand chuppah (stunning work by State and Arrow!). After Tom stomped on the glass, they exited down their candle-lit aisle as husband and wife.

During cocktail hour, staff flipped the room for the reception and Leda from Events Held Dear perfected all the details. Alyssa didn’t even take a peak inside the room before she and Tom were announced into the reception – she wanted to be completely surprised! The celebration continued with toasts, dinner, cake, formal dances, and the hora! Mazel Tov to Alyssa and Tom on their most beautiful day!

Amy Ann Photography

I aim to capture moments and expressions that tell the story of a day, and are authentic to the people involved. If you can look at a collection of images I’ve taken of a total stranger and get a feeling for who they are and what they felt, then I’ve done my job!   

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