Nine businesses within a four-block stretch of North High Street share a passion for helping couples tie the knot in style.
Nine businesses within a four-block stretch of North High Street share a passion for helping couples tie the knot in style. Together, they make up the Short North Wedding Collective and offer the convenience of planning your special day in one neighborhood. Members of the collective will host their fourth Wedding Walk this spring. For details, visit ShortNorthWeddingWalk.com.
Owner of Collier West
The vintage-chic shop brims with gift-worthy treasures, so it seems only natural that it also includes a wedding-registry service. The experience is more personal than most. "We'll frequently close the store and serve wine and get to know the couple," West said.
Mary Ernst McColgan
Owner of Rose Bredl
Ernst McColgan, who takes an organic approach to arranging flowers, thinks a bride's personal style should be reflected in the bouquet she carries down the aisle. Before developing a design, she said, "We build relationships with the brides."
General manager of Marcella's
The lively Italian restaurant hosts bachelorette parties with cocktails, group-size appetizers and even souvenir t-shirts. It's the perfect kick-off destination, Rossi said. "We're close to all the other fun night spots."
Owner of Bliss Wedding & Event Design
Think planning one wedding is overwhelming? Professional planner Skobel-Conyers adeptly orchestrates several at once. Her services range from customizing budgets to organizing your event from start to finish.
Owner of C Studios
Carruthers, a fine-art photographer, passionately documents couples' happiest moments, from engagements to receptions. Engagement photo sessions are among her favorite because they capture "the excitement and the unknown and the hopes that you have for your future."
Owner of On Paper
Schnee's shop specializes in custom invitations and personalized stationery with an artistic touch. She prints everything from save-the-date cards to thank-you notes, and loves helping couples make their visual mark.
Manager of Big Rock Little Rooster
Brides travel from out-of-state for the labels and service this designer dress boutique is known for. They sell made-to-order confections by Vera Wang, Reem Acra and Badgley Mischka, to name a few, and put a "funky, fun and fashionable" twist on wedding attire.
President of The Charles Penzone Salons
The Penzone family of salons, including MAX the Salon in the Short North, offers a menu of Bridal Brilliance services ranging from airbrush makeup to hair design. Staff bridal coordinators can help create a personalized pre-wedding beauty regimen.
Owner of Bakery Gingham
Ellis adds a special ingredient to all of her recipes: whimsy. Each of her wedding cakes has its own personality, she said. "You have to make it look pretty, but it also has to taste pretty."