Vintage, masculine, and smelling of whiskey. Yep, that was the inspiration behind Brady + Kyle’s farm wedding in Columbus, Ohio. They’re midwest transplants, vintage collectors, and founders of a distillery. Makes sense now, yes? We must say, we sure loved this creative take on a classic all-American theme. Of course, a really good rain story helps too. Find the story + Ely Brothers photos below…
Wool blankets with custom leather labels hand-sewn by family.
The wedding was a collection of “found” items and antiques.
Brady’s favorite memory: There was a moment when we began to share our vows while standing in the back of this old Corvair truck, and it started to pour. We jumped out of the truck, grabbed our parents’ hands, and ran under the tent and stood amongst our guests. We finished the ceremony under the tent, soaked, but surrounded by the warmth of our family and friends. The rain created a level of intimacy that we could have never planned for or expected.
Love this shot, don’t you?
Everyone pitched in… We traded talents, time, and a little treasure to help offset the cost of the wedding… and showcased the work of our closest partners that have made Columbus a welcome home for us since moving here from Seattle.
A dream is right!
Congrats, Brady + Kyle!
Photographer: Ely Brothers / Ceremony & Reception Venue: Skipping Rock Farm (private residence) / Hair: Cut & Blow / Florist: Village Flower / Invitation Designer: Minted / Cake & Catering: The Table / Spirits: Middle West Spirits / Rentals: Event Source / Grooms’ Suits: J.Crew / Shoes: Cole Haan / Cuff Links: Heirloom / Chanel Watch / Heirloom / Wedding Rings: Tiffany
When two architects like Loretta + Derek get married, it’s only natural that their wedding is full of clean lines, inspiring design, and amazing venue choices. (Their reception space was actually a functioning furniture showroom, never before used for an event!) These two lovebirds prefer a modern and minimalist aesthetic, which paired perfectly with traditional Chinese elements and pops of red. Thanks to Lucida Photography for capturing it for us all to see…
Loretta says, Our wedding invites were our biggest DIY project. We made all the envelopes and cards ourselves, hand-folded and hand-sealed with a custom-crafted Chinese double happiness symbol.
Loretta’s bouquet recipe: cherry brandy coral rose, Queen Anne’s lace, alstromeria, lysimachia, grasses, and seeded eucalyptus.
That’s some Pinterest hair right there, if we’ve ever seen it.
We chose to use beautiful long wood tables to avoid tablecloths and wood chairs to avoid chair covers. We wanted the greenery on the tables to be a little raw and unfussy.
Congrats L + D!
Photographer: Lucida Photography / Ceremony Venue: UBC Boathouse in Richmond, BC / Reception Venue: Private location / Event Planning & Design: Aurora Buchanan from Alicia Keats Wedding + Events & the couple / Hair & Makeup: Margaret Lai / Florist: Delovely Creative / Invitation Designer: Bride & groom / Cake: Sweet Thea / Catering: Savoury Chef / Rentals: Delovely Creative / Bride’s Dress: Allure Bridals from Novelle Bridal Shop in Edmonton, AB / Shoes: Brown’s Couture / Veil: Toni Federici from Bisou Bridal in Vancouver, BC / Groom’s Suit: Givenchy / Shoes: Mr. Hare / Tie: Alexander McQueen / Wedding Rings: Carla Caruso / Flower Girl Dresses: David’s Bridal
Once you see this view, it isn’t too tough to see why Jen + Bill decided to wake at 4:30 am, grab their pup and a cozy blanket, and head up to Twin Peaks to rise with the sun. Photog Evangeline Lane had been dreaming this one up for awhile—a beautiful sunrise shoot high above the San Francisco lights—and knew it would be just the thing to celebrate the two.
Just a dream… Before they fell in love, Bill + Jen had met before, but the timing wasn’t quite right. Fast-forward two years, when Jen had a dream about Bill and decided to send him a message about it… and as they say, the rest is history!
They didn’t stop for hair, makeup, or much styling, which only added to this intimate, quiet setting and take-your-breath-away scene. Jen says, It was all really just about the sleepy city below us waking up, the beautiful sunrise, nature, and being in love.
Evangeline’s take: We casually wandered around and climbed up one of the peaks to take advantage of the ever-changing colors from the rising of the sun.
Jen + Bill were so happy to get to know Evangeline for this shoot, so they would feel more comfortable when she photographed the wedding. Jen says, We bonded during the engagement shoot which made everything so much easier on our wedding day. We felt so relaxed and just knew that she would capture all of the awesome moments of our special day.
So perfect, Evangeline!
Photography: Evangeline Lane / Dress: Vintage / Jen’s Boots: Seychelles / Bill’s Flannel: Pendelton