The Westin, Columbus OH
Stephanie and Mike came to me with one goal in mind: to make sure their guests had a great afternoon. With a mimosa in your hand the moment after the ceremony, how can you not have fun? My goal for every wedding I do, is for the couple to have just as much fun as the guests, I think it was a success!
"All we had to do was relax- every detail was handled, and not one thing went unattended. Lu + Birch was an absolute necessity to us" - Stephanie
This brunch wedding was held at the beautiful and historic Westin Hotel in downtown Columbus. The classic beauty of the venue fit Mike and Stephanie's vision perfectly and made it super convenient for their out of town guests.
The ballroom is absolutely stunning by itself but I think Stephanie and Mike's decor emphasized the grander of the room and put a fun twist on it. The balloons were a big hit and drew your eyes upwards towards the tall ceilings. This along with the morning light that bounced off the huge mirrors, just filled the room with a bright and cheery ambience - perfect for a morning wedding!
If you think that there can't be dance parties at morning weddings, you are surely misled. These guests were there to celebrate and had their dancing shoes on. The conga line was the longest I've seen yet!
The end of the day, ended up not being the end at all - After a quick rest and a costume change, the couple met their guests outside to enjoy Tortillas Street Food Truck and some drinks in the Thurber Bar.
Tips for a Brunch Wedding
Brunch weddings are by far my favorite (and are a close second to Friday night weddings). I would suggest getting really creative with the food options and do something people don't get to see too often. Stephanie and Mike did this with their cake - instead of a traditional wedding cake they had a stacked coffee cake that was so charming and fitting for the occasion. With morning weddings you also get the added bonus of having the entire day to celebrate with your friends and family - just remember to pace yourself!
All photos by DK Photographic