What is the overall story for this album?
High School sweethearts Amber and Danny finally tied the knot! The couple’s relationship first began when they met in 2000 at their high school at the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center in Columbus, Ohio. After 13 years of long distance relationships, and a lifetime of adventures, laughter and love, the couple finally got married. Being a fun loving couple from Columbus, COSI, the Center of Science and Industry, made for the perfect unique location to host their big day! Before the ceremony, Amber and Danny had a first look session, featuring the beautiful downtown Columbus Skyline. The ceremony was held in COSI’s planetarium–this was the first time that the planetarium had been used as a ceremony space. Amber and Danny constructed a beautiful wooden backdrop complete with mason jars and led tea candles. Family photos followed afterwards in the Ocean exhibit. Their outdoor reception was breath-taking, overlooking the evening Columbus skyline on the east side of COSI along the Scioto River. One of the unique features from their reception was their “Zombie” themed wedding cake featuring the couple battling zombies on the top of the cake- Danny was depicted yielding a golf club and Amber holding an ax. The couple’s dogs, or “fur babies” as they like to call them, Boz and Lola, even made the top of the cake! Amber payed close attention to all the details of her day, from the whimsical blue and orange color scheme, to her beautiful large bouquet, to her blue veil that she made herself. The unique setting, Amber’s careful attention to detail, and the couple’s love for each other and love of life made their wedding one to remember.
What inspired the wedding day outfits?
Whimiscal and colorful tastes of the couple, blue and orange color scheme
What was your favorite part of the day?
I LOVED this couple’s bright and fun personalities. We had so much fun working with them and their happiness really showed in their photos. I absolutely loved the setting for the reception. It was absolutely breathtaking to have the Columbus skyline atnight, and celebrate their big day outdoors under the stars! Definitely one of my most unique receptions to photograph yet!
Was there any Do it Yourself (DIY) projects? If so, can you describe them in detail?
Matching the color scheme, Amber made her own blue birdcage veil. Since the planetarium doesn’t have a lot of decorations, Amber and Danny constructed a beautiful wooden backdrop complete with mason jars and led tea candles to warm up the space.
What were the highlights from the ceremony & reception?
Ceremony: The couple made history as the first wedding to take place in COSI’s planetarium! The planetarium was actually out of order and not a functioning planetarium for years, but it had enough seating for their guests. Since their wedding, COSI has completely redone the planetarium and it is now working again and a huge hit! COSI has started advertising it for future wedding ceremonies after Amber’s wedding went so well!
Reception: The setting made the night! Beautiful outdoor reception along the Scioto River in Downtown Columbus on the east side of COSI had a breathtaking view of the downtown night skyline.
Was there a theme for the ceremony and reception?
Whimisical happy colors, and the setting highlighted their love for the great city of Columbus, Ohio.
What part of the ceremonies do you think was the most memorable for the bride and groom?
Where to begin…the zombie cake, the first ever planetarium wedding, Amber and the bridesmaids serenading Danny during the reception…there were so many wonderful moments!
Photographer: Muschlitz Photography LLC
Location:Center of Science and Industry (COSI)
Floral Designer: The Flowerman Columbus
Hair Stylist:Ambushed Salon
Makeup Artist:Dara Beasley Make-up Artist
Photo Booth Equipment:Great Photo Booth
DJ: Night Music DJ Professionals
Cake Designer: Short North Piece of Cake