A very happy anniversary to Jill and John! As I’m catching up on sharing some of my favorite weddings, I couldn’t pass up this magical day. I’m often asked “what’s your favorite wedding you’ve ever shot?” Though several in particular do come to mind, I don’t think I could narrow it down to a single one as every wedding that I photograph and every couple I photograph is so different. The common thread to some of my most memorable experiences as a wedding photographer however, seems to be the overall energy and emotion of the day.  When the couple and their family and friends are truly immersed in their day and having a blast, that’s when the magic seems to happen! And a beautiful and unique venue certainly makes for a wonderful backdrop!

The Columbus Museum of Art is without a doubt a stunning venue with some major wow factor.

The bridal room is located right off the Broad Street entrance and I just love that gold door!

What a fun and flirty dress that says “I’m ready to marry my best friend and party!” If you have an opportunity to meet Jill, you’d know it’s the perfect dress for her. So expressive and full of personality!

I love this image of Jill and her sister helping her get dressed. I actually had the pleasure of photographing her wedding the year prior. Always fun getting an opportunity to get to know families and see them again at other weddings and events. And what an honor it was to be asked to photograph both their weddings!

With a dress like this, how could you not want to twirl? Pure wedding day joy right here!

I’ve seen those spot in Derby Court at the museum several times, but for some reason when the sun cast these strong shadows from the glass ceiling panes it just looked so much cooler to me and I ended up loving this image.

The color palette was inspired by the colors in the Chihuly glass sculpture in Derby Court. I loved the variety of the bright colors which were perfect for a spring wedding. Everything about this wedding day just screamed happy and joyful. The flowers were done by Mary from Rose Bredl in the Short North.

I’m not sure if this was intentional or not, but I love the way the curly edges of her dress mimic the spiral elements in the glass sculpture.

Could this flower girl possibly be any cuter? I love this playful photo of the bride and flower girl.

Ok, time to get hitched!

I love this final glimpse from the bride looking back at her mom as she gets ready to walk down to the aisle to her soon to be husband!

There’s not much sweeter to me than a teary eyed groom!

The sun came out in full-force and flooded the ceremony space with  such pretty light!

wide angle view of a ceremony at the Columbus Museum of Art. The sun is shining brightly through the glass ceiling.

Could this couple possibly look any happier?

One of the best first kiss moments I’ve been able to capture. This whole series of the next few photos after being announced as officially becoming husband and wife are some of my favorites.

A recently married bride and groom smiling and holding hands as they walk down the aisle of their wedding ceremony.

The vaulted glass ceiling Derby Court creates such a stunning environment. As the sun is setting and the night sky turns a deep blue, the guests enjoy dinner and a few toasts before the party really gets started.

It’s these little moments of connection between people that I love to capture the most. Jill and John held hands and had smiles on their faces almost the entire night.

How’s this for a super fun father-daughter dance?

Venue: Columbus Museum of Art www.columbusmuseum.org
Florist: Rose Bredl Flowers www.rosebredl.com
Music: www.nightmusicdj.com
Photography: Kimberly Potterf Photography www.kimberlypotterf.com