Alright, I might be a tad bias toward this couple and their wedding; the Groom (and now the Bride) is my cousin. But, they truly did have such a wonderful wedding day! I tell each Bride I work with that usually something goes wrong at a wedding - a Bridesmaid dress might need a last minute alteration, or a flower girl might chicken out at the beginning of the aisle, or we may be short one place setting at a dinner table, or the guests in the back might not hear well because of how the speakers are angled. But, my job as a Wedding Planner is to solve these issues (as best I can) before the Bride even notices, so I'm always watching for anything that isn't going as planned so that I can quickly fix it. At Tempestt and Josh's wedding, however, I watched and waited to swoop in and fix a problem, and there literally was not one thing that went wrong! Every event started at the exact time we had planned, all of the vendors arrived on time and did a phenomenal job, and everyone in the Bridal Party, especially the Bride, looked gorgeous.
The wedding was themed 'The Royal Wedding' and the couple appropriately chose royal blue and silver as their wedding colors. Everyone and everything looked completely elegant, classic and royal, especially the King and Queen.
Bride Tempestt's princess style ballgown was the perfect dress for this Queen on her big day. And, her classic bun and elegant tiara were the perfect finishing touches.
The Faculty Club at The Ohio State University was the perfect venue to hold the royal wedding. This vintage and classic venue featuring sophisticated staircases, grand windows, and large ballrooms was the perfect backdrop for their ceremony and reception.
Tempestt and Josh chose to have a private First Look together but, lucky for us, they invited their photographer.
Truly, everything about Josh and Tempestt's big day was wonderful. They chose a dear friend of theirs to officiate the ceremony which made it so personal and unique. It was so sweet to hear how the officiant met each of them and why he thought they made a perfect match.
One thing I absolutely loved about this wedding is that each event took place in a different location, all inside The Faculty Club. After the main floor ceremony, guests moved to the bottom floor for the cocktail hour. The bottom floor opened up onto a large, private back deck so guests could spread out while they ate a bite and mingled. After the cocktail hour, guests moved up two flights of stairs for the formal dinner. Guests were excited to explore more of their venue as they waited to see what the next event would hold.
The final event of The Royal Wedding was the reception, back on the main floor of The Faculty Club. And, while I did love their ceremony, I think everyone at this wedding would agree that the reception was the best part. As the formalities ended and Josh and Tempestt got to finally relax and enjoy the company of each other and their family and friends, their playful love was so obvious and SO fun to watch.
Look how lovingly he's looking at her. Look how sweet her smile is. Just look at them! Oh, I just can't get enough of love, especially royal love.