April and Jackson’s Cincinnati wedding day at Pinecroft at Crosley Estate may have been a little wet, but they definitely didn’t let it rain on their parade! Their joy is absolutely contagious, and we’re pretty sure you won’t be able to do anything but smile when you see how happy they were. The rain didn’t stop the gorgeous details and design of the entire day either- you don’t want to miss the floral ceremony arch, or the tablescapes! April is here with us today to share a few of her insights, and we can’t wait for you to see all of the beauty that Gracious Company captured!
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
Choosing vendors that understood our vibe and could make it come to life through their work.
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
Nudes and blushes. I love florals and wanted it to show. I’d say classy but also slightly bohemian.
What is your best piece of advice for other couples?
Make sure to take a moment alone together to soak it all in after the ceremony. Also, let guests come to you- they will find you on the dance floor! Otherwise, you could be greeting people all night instead of enjoying the day you worked so hard at planning.
From Sarah of Gracious Company:
April and Jackson’s estate wedding was full of lush florals, so many gorgeous details and colors… and lots of rain. The morning started out sunny and bright, but as soon as it was time for photos, the rain clouds rolled in and stayed until the reception. Rain is probably every bride’s worst nightmare, but April & Jackson handled it with such grace and determination. They still wanted outdoor photos and an outdoor ceremony, so everyone got out their umbrellas and towels to wipe down the chairs and it was beautiful. I didn’t hear one negative word from anyone about the rain. For brides afraid of a rainy wedding day, I would say, have a back up plan, but if you?re set on going outdoors rain or shine, embrace it and have a solid team of vendors to back you up! The rain cleared and everyone hopped into the reception tent ready to party. There wasn’t a dry eye during the toasts or the Father/Daughter dance (“Dance with my Daughter” by Jason Blaine turned into “Dance Like Yo Daddy” by Meghan Trainor.) The night ended with a enthusiastic sparkler exit which could not have been more fitting for April & Jackson!
Vendors who made it all happen…
Photographer: Gracious Company // Assistant Photographer: Jacquelin Deann Photography // Venue: Pinecraft at Crosley Estate // Florals: The Budding Florist // Ribbon: Eco Raw Studio // DJ: DJ Toad // Bridal Gown Boutique: Hyde Park Bridal // Bridal Gown Designer: Pronovias // Rings: Schwartz Jewelers // Pearl Bracelet: Maui Mari Ocean Jewelry // Earrings: Kendra Scott // Groom’s Suit: Bonobos // Groomsmen Suits: Men’s Wearhouse // Bridesmaids Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu // Maid of Honor’s Dress: Jenny Yoo // Cake: The BonBonerie // Caterer: Funky’s Catering Events // Officiant: Rob Roy // Videographer: Corey Schmidt // Invitations: Otto Printing & Entertainment Graphics // Art Styling Surface: Elysian Market // Calligraphy Seating Chart: Jen K Calligraphy // Hair + Makeup: Refeyeance Hair + Makeup // Bride + Groom: April + Jackson
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