Finally getting around to adding some much overdue posts of some beautiful wedding. Rachel and Jerod had both their wedding ceremony and reception at the gorgeous and classic Athletic Club of Columbus located in downtown. I love this venue for so many reasons. The first reason being that the people who work there are so fantastic to work with – I really feel like you can’t go wrong with this place. Secondly, the location of this venue is perfect as it’s close to so many great locations to shoot fun portraits. And if you happen to be rained in on your wedding day, the Athletic Club in itself has more than a few great spots to create some beautiful portraits.

profile shot of a bride with a 1920s style updo standing in front of the Athletic Club of Columbus

Prema Designs

The bride Rachel put so much care into the planning and every detail of their 1920’s Era Gatsby style inspired wedding. Rachel’s bridal up-do was absolutely perfect!

Gatsby Style Wedding, bride's bouquet with vintage rhinestone brooches, feathers and pearls, and groom's boutonniere

Prema Designs did a beautiful job with all of the florals and decor. I love the subtle and consistent touch of the feathers, pearls and sparkles throughout everything. And the flower girl was so cute!

Flower girl wearing a blush and gold dress at the Athletic Club of Columbus

flowergirl at a wedding at the Athletic Club of Columbus, detail shot of her tulle and lace hair clips

close up detail of  blush and champagne bridesmaid bouquet,

So one of my favorite parts of any wedding is the first look for the bride and groom. I just love getting to capture the raw and real emotions! Look at that bride and groom!

Bride and groom first look at the Athletic Club of Columbus

Bride and groom first look at the Athletic Club of Columbus

candid black and white photo of a wedding party crossing the street in downtown Columbus Ohio

After the first look, we headed across the street over to the Ohio Statehouse for some portraits.

Bride and groom laughing and posing for portraits at the Ohio Statehouse

My favorite part about this bridal gown was the stunning low back! It was so perfect on Rachel.

Romantic image of a bride and groom at the Ohio Statehouse, bride is wearing a low back gown

Bride and groom with their bridal party posing on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse

bride posing with her young flower girls

classic portrait of a bride in a low back wedding dress at the Ohio Statehouse

The bridesmaids wore elegant floor length sparkly champagne sheath gowns. Such a stunning group of ladies!

floral ceremony decor on the fireplace mantle in the ballroom at the Athletic Club of Columbus

Elegant cake table display at the Athletic Club of Columbus, rose gold sequin table cloth

Bride posing in a large bay window at the Athletic Club of Columbus

dramatic photo of close up detail on the back of a bridal gown

champagne blush and gold modern vintage Gatsby inspired wedding decor

mother of the bride being escorted to her seat at a wedding ceremony

bridesmaid wearing a shimmery champagne gown walking down the aisle during a wedding ceremony in the ballroom of the Athletic Club of Columbus

ring bearer holding a gold lantern while walking down the aisle during the ceremony

rear view of two flowergirls walking down the aisle during a wedding ceremony

So excited to seal the deal and make it official! The ballroom of the Athletic Club makes for a romantic and classic setting for a wedding ceremony.

Bride and her father walking down the aisle during a wedding ceremony at the Athletic Club of Columbus

Bride and her father walking down the aisle during a wedding ceremony at the Athletic Club of Columbus

Father of the bride watching the wedding ceremony

bridal party in a congratulatory toast after the wedding ceremony at the Athletic Club of Columbus

I loved this seemingly simple wide angle shot – just being able to feel the full environment of the moment and so many different faces of their guests.

And I’m always a sucker for the parent dances – especially the father daughter dance, maybe because I am so close with my own dad.

traditional father daughter wedding dance at the Athletic Club of Columbus

candid shot of mothers dancing at a wedding reception at the Athletic Club of Columbus

Congrats again Rachel and Jerod!

VENDOR CREDITS:

Venue: Athletic Club of Columbus www.accolumbus.com
Florist and Planner: Prema Designs www.prema-designs.com
DRESS: Wendy’s Bridal