Real Wedding

Jenna + Zach Wedding | September 30th

How They Met

The Bride // We met through a mutual friend (who ended up being our officiant at our wedding!) the summer of 2011. We dated through the summer before I moved to Chicago for law school - not sure how the long-distance thing would work, we
ended up making it through three years of long distance (lots of weekend trips back and forth) before moving to Cincinnati together. Zach proposed Easter weekend 2016 en route to his family's house. The proposal was just him and I on the side of a country road. When we finally got to his family's house, he surprised me with having all of our family there for a surprise engagement party. It was perfect!

Their Wedding

The Bride // Zach is very outdoorsy, super laid back, and LOVES donuts. Some would say I am the opposite (or his perfect compliment?) So our wedding was all about balancing his interests with mine. We knew we wanted to incorporate an outdoors element so the Stables was the perfect place for our wedding. We used Brigitta at Ella Floral as our wedding designer and florist and she translated our vision into exactly what we imagined. We interspersed farmhouse tables with eucalyptus centerpieces, set the table with 250 handpicked vintage china dinner plates that my mom and I spent over a year collecting, crafted a dessert table with all of our favorites (caramel apples, donuts, cupcakes, and s'mores by the fire pit), and spray-painted old reader's digest books as our table numbers. We couldn't have done it all without all of our amazing vendors - including, Mary Wyar photography, Nick Many at Shorty's barbeque, Andy Yim as our DJ, Bee for the Day, Detroit Chiavari for the farmhouse tables, Meredith's Party Rentals for linens and tableware, and Your Perfect Day for the wood chairs.


Wedding Professionals

Ceremony + Reception Venue // The Stables

Caterer // Shorty’s Barbeque

Wedding Planner + Coordination // Bee for the Day

Officiant // Kyle Vaughn

Photographer // Mary Wyar Photography

Videographer // Fordham Footage

Jeweler // Richter & Phillips Co

Florals // Ella Floral

Ceremony Music // Jake Pilewski and Peter Kharchenko

DJ | Band // Andy Yim | Snapfuze

Bridal Attire // Bridal and Formal

Menswear // Trevor Furbay Bespoke Tailors and Black Tux

Invitations + Stationery // Paula Brown Shop | Uppercase Designs

Cake + Desserts // Eston’s Bakery | MacQueens

Bartending // Premier Pour

Hair // Wildflower Salon

Make-Up // Wildflower Salon | Deidra Anderson

Decor + Lighting // Ella Floral

Rentals // Detroit Chiavari | Your Perfect Day | Meredith Party Rentals

Transportation // First Student Transportation

Hotel Accommodations // The Renaissance Toledo Downtown