Liz and Craig got married in October at one of my favorite venues in Columbus – the Bluestone. It’s such a perfect location right on Broad Street just a few blocks east of the heart of downtown. They were such a wonderful and easy going couple to be around and I wanted to share just a few of my favorites from their big day.

Candid shot of a bride and groom embracing during their first look

Black and white image of bride and groom hugging and smiling in front of the Bluestone wedding venue in downtown Columbus

Wide angle image of a bride and groom in front of the Bluestone event venue

While angle view of the Bluestone event venue in Columbus Ohio

Close-up view of the back of a low-back blush colored lace bridal gown

This bridal party was really fun to work with!

Fun casual group shot of a bridal party in front of the Bluestone event venue

I loved the color palette for the bridesmaid’s dresses that ranged from deep purples, fuchsia, burgundy and lavender.

Bridal party wearing purple and fuchsia dresses in front of the Bluestone wedding venue

You really can’t go wrong with classic black tuxedos.

Groomsmen wearing classic black tuxedos in front of the Bluestone event venue

One of the things I remember about this wedding day was that it was really windy! It made for some really fun and playful moments with the bridesmaids. Sometimes you just gotta roll with it!

Fun casual shot of a bride goofing around and laughing with her bridesmaids, her veil is blowing in the wind

Mother of the bride wearing a long purple gown poses with her daughter on her wedding day

And can we just pause for a minute to gush over this gorgeous backless lace fit and flare dress? It was the “Giselle” by Watters and Watters WToo line of bridal gowns and was perfection on Liz.

Rear view shot of a bride wearing the Wtoo backless wedding dress Giselle

Nothing makes a bride glow more on her wedding day than a genuine smile though!

close-up view of a smiling bride in front of the Bluestone wedding venue

Classic and romantic bridal perfection.

Bride posing in her Giselle by WToo backless lace wedding gown in front of the Bluestone event venue

black and white image of a groom wearing a classic tuxedo

Bride posing in the Giselle by WToo wedding gown in front of the Bluestone event venue, veil blowing in the wind

Bride and groom laughing and smiling for a photo in front of the Bluestone event venue

Candid and intimate black and white portrait of a bride and groom

candid shot of a bride and groom holding hands and laughing as they run into the Bluestone wedding venue

I loved this shot on the steps inside of the Bluestone and can’t seem to resist incorporating a reflection when the opportunity presents itself.

dramatic and romantic portrait of a bride and groom on the steps inside the Bluestone with their reflection

dramatic black and white portrait of a bride on the steps inside the Bluestone with window light

This veil was so beautiful. The bride’s mother-in-law sewed in the vintage lace detail by hand! So much time must have gone into this thoughtful gift.

 

candid shot of musicians playing violins at a wedding ceremony

Although the bride and groom chose to do a “first look” before the ceremony, it certainly didn’t seem to take away from the specialness when it came time for the bride to walk down the aisle during the ceremony.

candid image of a groom watching his bride walk down the aisle

A bride beaming with happiness and excitement is always beautiful!

a happy bride walks down the aisle with her father during a wedding ceremony at the Bluestone in Columbus Ohio

a happy bride walks down the aisle with her father during a wedding ceremony at the Bluestone in Columbus Ohio

dramatic wide angle black and white image of a wedding ceremony at the Bluestone event venue in Columbus Ohio

The lights in the background are provided by the venue and create a nice bit of ambiance and visual interest.

wedding ceremony at the Bluestone event venue with twinkling lights

I also love being able to shoot from the balcony through the little twinkling lights!

Gotta love a ceremony with some humor incorporated. One of the passages read during the ceremony was comparing how love is like owning a dog – I loved it!

Such a grand and romantic venue for both a ceremony and reception.

dramatic wide angle image of a wedding ceremony at the Bluestone event venue in Columbus Ohio showcasing the large stained glass windows

close-up shot of a bride's happy expression during her wedding ceremony at the Bluestone event venue

close-up image of a groom's expression at a wedding ceremony at the Bluestone wedding venue

There are few event venues in Columbus, Ohio that rival the Bluestone in creating such a romantic vibe.

dramatic wide angle image of a wedding ceremony at the Bluestone event venue in Columbus Ohio

bride and groom exchanging their first kiss during their ceremony at the Bluestone event venue

dramatic overhead view of a bride and groom walking

Newly wedded bliss and a sunset – a perfect combo!

bride and groom holding hands and walking into the Bluestone event venue at sunset

close-up of bride and groom sitting on the steps of the Bluestone wedding venue smiling

I love this huge wall of stained glass in the cocktail hour room on the second floor of the venue.

wide angle view of the large stained glass windows in the cocktail hour space at the Bluestone wedding venue

wide angle view of wedding decor at the Bluestone wedding and event venue

bride and groom sharing their first dance with a backdrop of twinkling lights at the Bluestone wedding and event venue

bride and groom sharing their first dance with a backdrop of twinkling lights at the Bluestone wedding and event venue

father daughter dance during a wedding reception

The band was fantastic and with the help of the bride, really got the guests moving!

close-up shot of a guitar player at a wedding reception

bride having fun at her wedding reception

Everyone had such a great time and definitely wasn’t afraid to let loose and get a little goofy!

Cheers to your awesome wedding day and continued love for an even better marriage! Thanks so much for allowing me to be a part of your special celebration.

Venue: The Bluestone | http://liveatthebluestone.com
Wedding Dress: Giselle by Watters WToo
Photography: Kimberly Potterf Photography
Band: Next Exit https://primesourceentertainment.com/bands/Next-Exit