Since I did promise you that I would begin filling you in on this summer's wedding, I thought I would start with one of my favorites.
Jon and Amanda got married at the Columbus Museum of Art on June 21, 2008. From the very beginning Amanda was a do-it-yourself bride. She made all of her invitations and programs, created two beautiful wish trees, and painted gorgeous runners for her gift table and sweetheart table. Every detail came together wonderfully for their pink and champagne wedding. Also, before I go any further I would like to thank Valeri Hoffman-Bradford for the beautiful pictures.
The ceremony was originally supposed to be in the sculpture garden at the Columbus Museum of Art but about fifteen minutes before the ceremony a huge storm front moved through, forcing us to move inside. Derby Court was decorated beautifully for the ceremony that featured a bagpiper leading the bride and her father down the aisle.
A great surprise to the groom and rest of the guests was when Buckeye Brass started playing the Ohio State fight song to mark the end of cocktail hour and the start of dinner. A surprise to the bride was a special "Buckeye Bride" tribute the group played for Amanda.
Jan Kish baked a beautiful five tier wedding cake that was topped with Amanda's grandmother's 65 year old cake topper. Jan also baked two smaller cakes for Amanda and Jon's two young children - Ariel from The Little Mermaid for their daughter and Lighting McQueen from Disney's Cars for their son.
After a night of dining, drinking, and dancing, the happy couple ran through an arch of sparklers to a waiting Rolls Royce.