Each week, we feature a couple from our latest issue.
You may remember Halle and Chris Kost’s wedding from our last issue; their unique boho-chic style is hard to forget. Halle stunned us in her custom peachy-pink silk organza skirt, worn over a black and white striped mini dress. While many only wish they could pull off something like that, Halle looked like she was born to wear it. Not to mention the couple’s handmade backdrop … swoon.
However, the details that didn’t make the issue are what we think really make Halle and Chris special. Their story sounds like it was made for the movies; incidentally, we think it might be plot of several of our favorites. They met at a mutual friend’s Christmas party, folks. Classic.
To propose, Chris took Halle on a drive down memory lane. They passed all the landmarks of their time together: Their old stomping ground, Corky’s, where they would sing karaoke and drink Summer Shandy; the first place they lived together; Halle’s favorite place, Bradstreet Landing. It was there, on a small bench overlooking the lake, where he popped the question. “It was him, my best friend, that was standing there, and that is all I cared about,” says Halle. “That moment was perfectly ours.”
Halle even walked down the aisle to a song Chris wrote and recorded. Seriously, someone call Richard Curtis, because we think we have the plot to a “Love Actually” sequel.
Wedding date: Aug. 5, 2016
Wedding colors: Peach, blush, ivory, burgundy, purple and gray
Attendants: Seven bridesmaids, seven groomsmen and a flower girl
Bride wore: Custom silk organza ombre skirt by Amanda Thorne at Thorne Artistry in San Diego, California, worn over a striped mini dress by BB Dakota from Thread in Grandview (Halle is a VP of sales for the company), Ivy Kirchner shoes from Nordstrom and jewelry from Lionette NY designed by Sincerely Jules
Hair and makeup: Makeup by Leigh Ann Ehmann at Make You, LLC and hair by Meagan Elizabeth Pickering
Groom wore: An Armani suit
Rings: Engagement ring from the Diamond Cellar and wedding bands from Penny Preville
Rehearsal dinner: Strongwater Food & Spirits
Ceremony: Strongwater Food & Spirits
Reception: Strongwater Food & Spirits
Cake: Cookies provided by mother-of-the-bride, April Secura, and stepmother-in-law, Mary Ellen Kost
Photographer: Hillary Ferguson Photography
Videographer: Corey Navors
Consultant: All Together Now Ohio
Invitations: AllieVaughanDesign on Etsy
Reception tunes: DJ Diego of Rock On Columbus
First dance: “Stay Alive,” by José González
Favorite gift: Their two honeymoons
Transportation: Columbus Coach
Guests stayed at: DoubleTree Columbus Downtown
Sunday brunch: DoubleTree Columbus Downtown
Honeymoon: Antigua and Barbuda for one honeymoon, and Gervasi Vineyard for the other