Jenna and Ryan’s summer Cincinnati wedding is nothing short of incredible. Although the colors and details from their wedding are completely lovely, it’s their overarching theme of “come as you are” that served as their greatest inspiration. The pair wanted their guests to have a wonderful time at their soiree, and it’s safe to say everyone did!
The duo hosted their wedding at Greenacres Art Center, and I Do Boutique planned everything beautifully. The property – complete with fountains, gardens, and a castle-like main building – is sprawling and absolutely gorgeous. Guests were treated to a band before the couple exchanged their vows beneath an arbor draped with a gorgeous floral garland. Post ceremony, everyone joined together to celebrate the new Mr. and Mrs. in a reception complete with farmhouse tables, circular menus, and gorgeous florals in wooden boxes or vases wrapped in burlap. Y’all are going to love Jenna and Ryan’s wedding, and we can’t thank Ben Elsass Photography enough for capturing each and every image so thoughtfully.
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
My mom and dad were kind enough to get the wonderful i-do-boutique team to help us plan our special day. Could not be more appreciative for my parent’s generosity.
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
“Come as you are!” Both my husband and I wanted everyone to feel comfortable coming to our wedding. We didn’t want it to feel uptight or stuffy. We had a band playing during our cocktail hour and I think a couple of the band members weren’t even wearing shoes or socks, loved it!
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
Don’t let anyone tell you how your wedding “should be”, do what makes you happiest in planning your wedding! Throw traditional stuff out the window if you don’t like it and make it your own perfectly unique wedding day. It is you and your husband’s day!
Vendors who made it all happen…
Photographer: Ben Elsass Photography // Equipment Rentals: All Occasions Event Rental //DJ:DJ Toad//Event Venue: Greenacres Art Center//Event Planner: i-do Boutique//Jewelry: J. Crew//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: J. Crew//Dress Store: Lace Bridal Couture//Cinema and Video:Little Brown Dog Productions //Dress Designer: Pronovias //Hair Stylist: A Salon Named Desire //Makeup Artist: Cinci Makeup
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