“…After searching around, I found a design called a rangoli- a South Indian design that is drawn on doorsteps of houses for good luck. The particular rangoli we found was made of hearts and I knew it was perfect! I sent it over to Kristen and she worked her magic! “ - Hannah
At first I wanted a ballgown, but I am short so I kind of looked like a cupcake (not a cute one). A stylist at a bridal salon suggested the mermaid style and I loved it. I thought I looked like Jessica Rabbit! Va-Va-Voom. Anyway, I wanted a classic dress that I wouldn't look back in 10 years and go WTF? So I picked classic ivory silk mermaid gown with some modern elements including an asymmetric hem and a crumb catcher sweetheart neckline.
How was your personal style reflected in your wedding day?
I would describe my personal style as classic with a twist, and I think our wedding was reflective of that. My dress had a simple, flattering silhouette -- and I punched things up with a fun veil and a sparkly barrette for my hair. Our flowers were simple -- white roses and lots of greenery -- which offset the ballroom where the party took place. And for our first dance, we picked a more traditional song – “Everything” by Michael Buble -- and then surprised our guests by doing a choreographed number to Chris Brown's “Forever”. It was so much fun!
The soft light of Gina + Scott’s early March wedding added a perfect brilliance to the celebration that started at St. Xavier Church followed by a reception downtown Cincinnati at the Hilton Netherland Plaza Hall of Mirrors.
Describe your wedding day. Is there a particular moment that remains in your memory most vividly?
I smiled the whole day. I was so happy to be marrying my amazing husband. Being surrounded all day by the people you love the most is such an incredible feeling. Kenny and I danced all night and we both smiled from ear to ear from beginning to end. Besides every minute I spent with him that day, another favorite memory is having my mom and nieces and bridesmaids standing in a half circle and me walking out and having them see me for the first time. Our photographer captured their faces perfectly and that was such a special moment for me. They made me feel so incredible in that moment.
Kate + Nick looked no further than their new hometown of Santa Monica, California with its incredible natural beauty as their wedding destination. Bridesmaids were gorgeous in their mix and match blush dresses carrying airy bouquets in blush, cream, and white florals. Flower girls wore baby’s breath floral crowns and looked like little flower fairies flanking the wedding ceremony arch. One of our favorite details was Kate’s incorporation of her love of blue and white pottery into the wedding reception place settings.