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A whimsical Columbus wedding: Laura & Adeel

April 20, 2011

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.