Each week, we feature a couple from our latest issue.
While weddings are all about tradition, couples often are eager to make their happy day unique. For Jennifer and Stephen Hennelly, who met while attending Ohio University together, there was no shortage of personal touches, small and large. The pair used their ceremony attire to honor the dearly departed in their families: Jennifer’s bouquet had a charm attached with a picture of her grandmother, and Stephen’s cufflinks had a photo of his father on them. Both tributes were made by Jennifer’s sister.
More noticeable to guests were the place cards made to look like dollar bills. These “bills” contained pictures of the couple’s dogs, and “they even had the serial number with our initials and wedding date,” says Jennifer. Other special features included café latte roses for Jennifer’s hair piece that were shipped in from Holland and a school bus as the wedding party’s transportation.
Wedding date: Sept. 4, 2016
Wedding colors: Navy, cranberry, blush and gold
Attendants: Nine bridesmaids, eight groomsmen, two flower girls and two ring bearers
Bride wore: A Jason Alexander gown from Bridal and Formal on Main in London, Ohio, Badgley Mishka shoes from Macy’s and Swarovski jewelry
Makeup: Columbus Bridal Makeup
Groom wore: A Michael Kors suit from Romanoff’s Classic Tuxedos
Rings: CDI Diamonds and Jewelry
Rehearsal dinner: Bravo Cucina Italiana
Ceremony: Amelita Mirolo Barn
Reception: Amelita Mirolo Barn
Caterer: Challah and Yabos Tacos food trucks
Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Florist: Evergreen Flower Co.
Photographer: Dan Buckley Photography
Photo booth: Doug Melvin Photography
Consultant: As You Wish Bridal
Invitations: Avant-Garde Impressions
Reception tunes: Sensational Sounds Unlimited
First dance: “You’re My Best Friend” covered by The Once
Guest favors: Photo booth book maker and a cookie bar
Registries: Macy’s and Bed Bath and Beyond
Transportation: A-1 School Bus Rental
Guests stayed at: Marriott Courtyard
Honeymoon: A Royal Caribbean Cruise to the East Caribbean Islands