Each week, we feature a couple from our latest issue.
Photo credit: Kimberly Potterf Photography
OK, OK … we teased the new issue on Monday, but we have to squeeze in one more Real Wedding from the previous summer/fall 2016 issue. After all, Jana and Josh Woodby are celebrating their first anniversary next week; we had to say congratulations!
When planning the wedding, Jana went all-out with a "glittery gold" theme that looked fabulous in the couple's upscale venue.
"I wanted a very elegant event, and I thought of every last thing I could that was gold and sparkly, to be a part of our wedding," Jana says. She and Josh decked out The Bluestone with chargers, votive candles, sequined table runners, candelabras and more … all in gold, of course.
Jana says the most memorable part of the evening, though, was when her family surprised the newlyweds with a flash mob.
"We had no idea what was going on," she says. "My cousin organized the entire thing and they had practiced since August. Even my dad was out there doing the whip nay nay! It was hilarious."
Josh popped the question on Dec. 12 the year prior-that's 12/13/14 for anyone not keeping track-on the first evening of his and Jana's week-long vacation in Riviera Maya, Mexico. "We spent the week celebrating," says Jana.
Wedding date: Nov. 21, 2015
Wedding colors: Gold, ivory and eggplant
Attendants: 16 attendants, a ring bearer and a flower girl
Bride wore: Hayley Paige gown and a veil from Ivy Bridal Studio, shoes from 6pm.com, earrings from Amazon and a blue Tacori bracelet, which was a wedding-day gift from Josh
Hair and makeup: Blowdry Cafe
Groom wore: Tuxedo from Men's Wearhouse
Rings: Timothy A. Fleming and Associates Jewelry
Rehearsal dinner: Hubbard Grille
Ceremony: The Bluestone
Reception: The Bluestone
Florist: Flowers on Springtree Lane
Photographer: Kimberly Potterf Photography
Videographer: Tony Marinucci Video
Invitations: Designed by Jana, with envelopes from Etsy
Reception tunes: The Naked Karate Girls (a band from Cincinnati)
First dance: John Legend's "All of Me"
Favorite gift: "All of them! [We] really enjoy [our] new dinnerware."
Transportation: Cardinal Transportation
Guests stayed at: DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Downtown and the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
Honeymoon: Sandals in St. Lucia