With all the snow on the ground, what a great time to feature AJ and Sarah’s intimate fall wedding at Darby House in Columbus, Ohio.
Prior to their wedding day, I took their engagement photos at Goodale Park right before COVID shut everything down. Sarah and AJ met through a mutual friend of theirs. With Sarah being a wine distributor and AJ a beer distributor, they had plenty in common and hit it off.
Going into their big day, I had a great feel for their wedding style because I also created their save the dates and wedding stationery.
The bridal suite at Darby House had just been recently renovated, making it a gorgeous spot to photograph “getting ready” portraits in the new space. Sarah, her bridesmaids, mother, and sweet flower girl all wore matching button-up shirts with their monograms on them while prepping for the wedding. Sarah wore a few pieces of sentimental jewelry, including an engagement ring that was AJ’s Nana’s Mother’s ring. How touching is that? She also wore her Grandmother’s ring, and had an embroidered handkerchief that belonged to her Grandmother.
A special moment before their ceremony was when Sarah and her father shared a first look. A few happy tears were shed and I’m always honored to c capture these authentic moments. Her father built the arbor they used for their ceremony and it was beautifully crafted. Exquisite florals were added to the stunning arbor, which made for an awesome backdrop. They also wrote their own vows to share with each other during the ceremony.
During golden hour, we took some amazing bride and groom portraits. The tree-lined drive at Darby House made for some epic shots with the sunset glow in the background! The venue coordinator kindly transported Sarah, AJ and myself around the property to capture some amazing pictures – which I have to say I loved! Getting our own personal golf cart definitely made my feet happy! 😉
To end their night, their guests lined up under the twinkle lights outside so that AJ and Sarah could make their grand exit with sparklers. Sarah pulled out a hidden talent of hers and used a sword to pop the cap off of their champagne bottle! (Like, what?!) It was a great way for them to end their special day!
Venue: Darby House