A whimsical Columbus wedding: Laura & Adeel

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Laura and Adeel live in Pittsburgh, but they met and went to school in Columbus. They decided it would be the perfect place for their wedding since it holds many fond memories of their early years together.

Laura is seriously working her J Crew taffeta number, isn’t she? That’s a hard dress to wear and she looks amazing! As a bonus, she loved it because it was super light and comfy even in what ended up being one of the hottest days of the summer. Plus she kept her lip gloss and camera in her pockets! So handy and chic.

They worked with Rose Bredl for their bouquets and boutonnieres, but Laura and her mom planted all the little succulent centerpieces themselves. The succulents were (and always are) great because you can plant them a month in advance and they’ll wait patiently for the wedding with little upkeep. 

Laura bought the billy balls herself at wholesale and put them in little vases on all of the tables.  And she wrapped asparagus ferns in burlap with tied ribbons and twine and hung them on the chairs at the ceremony. 

Laura and her mom made the invites and paper goods themselves. Her mom makes all of her own cards and it was her dream to help Laura with her invites. Well done, mom!

One budget tip from Laura: She loved using burlap and twine anywhere she could because it’s cute and super duper cheap.

Congrats Laura and Adeel! What a fun, sweet day. So happy that you’re still so excited to talk about it, almost a year later!

Photography: Red Gallery Photography / Reception Venue: Franklin Park Conservatory / Dress: J Crew / Headpiece: Clarissa Boutique / Bolero: Etsy / Cake: Jan Kish, La Petite Fleur / Ice Cream: Jeni’s Ice Creams / Flowers: Rose Bredl / Makeup: Mukha Spa.

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Mare on Apr 20, 2011

Love all the pretty yellow details! And that photo against the teal wall is STUNNING!

Hilary on Apr 20, 2011

I love how they did the cake!

Tiffany on Apr 20, 2011

The photos, wedding theme and colors for this wedding took my breath away! Well done!!! I agree that with a DIY wedding you do need to plan well in advance in order to get things done right. When we planned ours I scoured tons of books and magazines and came to the conclusion that lists were my friend. Giullia Macchia's - The W Book was easy as pie to follow...she even has lists for the last few minutes of planning. And as a bonus suggested songs!

Carrie on Apr 20, 2011

What a perfect wedding... casual, yet elegant... not too flashy... lots of personality and the photos are beautiful!! Congrats to the happy couple! :)

Aileen on Apr 20, 2011

Cute! Love the long spindly stems on the billy balls.

jenn {bow tie & bustle} on Apr 20, 2011

Totally adorable! Loving all the yellow and the little birdies cake topper...cute!

Chocolate Fountain Hire on Apr 21, 2011

Love the edding cake - simply gorgeous!! Great colour scheme :) x

Angel @ | 77inspire | on Apr 21, 2011

The yellow is so fabulous. you can't help but smile. first photo is gorgeous!

Sally @ ourdreamlives on Apr 21, 2011

Ah this wedding is gorgeous and has soooo much personality. Love the yellow running throughout, and the cake is ahhhhmaaaazing!!

Brenda on Apr 21, 2011

I featured this post on my blog today because I am absolutely in love with everything about it! So, so cute. I love the unique flowers!

Sarah (A Paper Proposal) on Apr 21, 2011

Those yellow toothbrushes are super cute. LOVE that idea!

Danielle | Studio Fleurette on Apr 21, 2011

Love all the billy balls and succulents...burlap=perfection! Just a great design--well done!

The Perfect Palette on Apr 21, 2011

love the black + yellow palette. simply gorgeous. also loving the homespun feel of some of the details.

Mandie on Apr 21, 2011

these pictures are phenomenal and so trendy!! I went to a wedding recently that was similar in style, a lot of burlap and a lot of twine too, so unique and unexpected, i remember she had this amazing custom jewelry that matched the colors and uniqueness it was all so beautiful. Check out the custom jewelry design at www.samanthalouisedesign.com she has a great wedding collection for unique brides like this!

Weddingish on Apr 21, 2011

what an inspirational wedding! LOVE all the yellow... sooo very gorgeous! Also, that cupcake cake is marvelous. Love when there are tiered cupcakes and a petite cake on top!

Riette on Apr 23, 2011

How can you not love that dress...soooo pretty. The colour scheme is so beautiful and cheerful. Wow, definitely one of the prettiest weddings I've seen.

Marilyn on Apr 26, 2011

The toothbrushes are such a cute and unique touch! I think I may steal that idea for the candy bar at my wedding! :)

meredith on Apr 26, 2011

We loved working with Laura, she had a wonderful personal style all her own and we were thrilled to be a part of it. Its so nice to see all of her hard work featured here! We love your blog, and we would love (and be so excited!) if you linked back to ours- rosebredlflowers.blogspot.com Thanks!

Emily Lofthus on Nov 24, 2011

It is really enjoyable reading your post, i have gather sufficient concepts for my upcoming write-up.

Ernest Blachly on Jun 4, 2013

Tammy this a wonderful blog put up! It is so wonderful when persons appreciate all that you do.

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