Mary + Eric had a wedding day full of fun, energy and color – and they combined two amazing venues: Columbus Museum of Art and Vue Columbus! Together with their large wedding parties, they hit up their favorite spots downtown, and even got ice cream during portraits! It was definitely an action-packed day from beginning to end. And while the entire day threatened of rain, we never encountered it, and in fact even had some moments of sun and even a bit of golden hour!
It was the second Saturday in May, and we began our day at the Westin Downtown, where each side got ready with their attendants. From there we headed to their ceremony venue, Derby Court at the Columbus Museum of Art. The space is one of my favorites, with its majestic courtyard and glass roof. And when the sun peaked though the clouds for a few moments, it was magic! Married by Eric’s sister (who referred the couple to me, thank you!), they saw each other for the first time at the ceremony and it made everything so emotional and and meaningful.
After the ceremony, we completed some portraits at the Museum. Mary and Eric had one photo request for their wedding yesterday – an epic shot where we showcase those gorgeous windows at Derby Court! I had to kick every single person out of the room, but I think we nailed it! And that sun came out just in time. And then we hopped on the bus and head to Schiller Park for more! I do love a large wedding party and they had a big one! We even stopped over at Jeni’s Ice Cream in German Village for a snack before heading to their reception venue, Vue Columbus.
Their reception was a party! Following cocktail hour, intros, cake cutting, toasts, and first dances, the dance floor was packed all night. The couple did let me steal them for a few golden hour photos, and we didn’t know if we’d even get enough sun for a golden hour that day, but we did catch it! What an amazing day!