CHELSEA + ANDREW | COLUMBUS ZOO AND AQUARIUM, HEART OF AFRICA WEDDING PREVIEWS. OHIO SUMMER WEDDING.

CHELSEA AND ANDREW, MARRIED AT THE HEART OF AFRICA, COLUMBUS ZOO AND AQUARIUM, COLUMBUS OHIO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

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Chelsea & Andrew were married among the giraffes in The Heart of Africa at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Columbus, OH. Daniel and I met them at their Airbnb and Gretchen's house for getting ready photos. Chelsea was full of laughs, jokes, and a few tears she quickly locked back up! We headed to Goodale Park for a sweet moment in the park and First Look with the Bride and Groom before heading the OSU Stadium. With the triathlon just finished we had plenty of inspiration and plenty of broadway singing to keep us entertained. This bridal party had me laughing ALL day! They were so lively and fun to be around. Once we finished up at OSU we headed to the Zoo!! Who doesn't love a ceremony with giraffes??? What a wonderful ceremony with a fun and original reception to follow. With Chelsea's aversion to normal wedding traditions, the Bride and Groom opted for a donut eating contest, pinatas for the single ladies and gents, a last dance before their first dance, and we even had a "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," changed to fit Chelsea and Andrew's love story. PERFECTION! 


WORDS OF WISDOM FROM THE BRIDE

Planning was actually pretty chill. Planning hotels was hard because Columbus is really busy that weekend, and esthetician fell through at one point but that’s all good. Planning from a distance the whole time was tough, but luckily I had awesome friends who scouted venues and went to tastings for me. Wasn’t stressed until 2 weeks prior when we moved and everyone all of a sudden needed approximately 88 things and 88 million dollars. It all caught up at once!
— Chelsea, on her Wedding Planning experience
Don’t move 2 weeks before you get married.
— Chelsea, Advice to Brides currently planning their weddings

WEDDING DAY VENDORS

Wedding Dress Shop / Designer: Blue Sky Bridal, a resale and consignment shop in Seattle, WA. / Designer - Casablanca Bridal

Bridal Jewelry & Accessories: Hairpiece - Chelsea's Aunt Kathy's from her wedding

Bridal Shoes: Leslie Knope-inspired. Brand - Easy Street

Groom's Attire: Suite - Men's Warehouse / Bow Tie -  tietheknot.org / Shoes - Cole Haan

Invitations / Save the Dates: Designed by Paper Finch Design / Printed by Vistaprint

Wedding Planner: Chelsea did this shit.

Wedding Decorator: Jen from The Irish Rose decorated the centerpieces and aisle

Caterer: Nourish

Florist: Jennifer Miller - The Irish Rose Florist

Hair & Makeup: Ambushed Salon

Wedding Cake / Desserts: The Little Donut Shop

Deejay & Emcee: Rob from Columbus Pro DJs

Wedding Favors and other Fun Stuff: Koozies by kooziewarehouse.com from For-Most Specialties LLC


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FUN TIMES AT SUNSET


CONGRATS CHELSEA & ANDREW! 

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