This styled photo shoot features vendors who will be at the 2019 Columbus Weddings Show presented by Worthington Jewelers.

When the Dispatch Shows team—the group that produces the Columbus Weddings Show and Columbus Weddings Boutique Shows each year—approached me about doing a styled photo shoot to promote the upcoming show, I was immediately on board. Photo shoots are one of my favorite aspects of my role as editor of Columbus Weddings, after all. But since I’d never organized a shoot of this magnitude before, we enlisted the help of Tracie Zody, owner of full-service event design company Z Creative, to help.

“I wanted to keep the look timely for the season, and I absolutely love designing for winter weddings,” Zody says. “Sparkling crystal, cool hues in jewel tones paired with luxe metallics, and candlelight flickering on a cold winter day all create an atmosphere that encourages guests to cozy up to one another for an exciting event in an otherwise uneventful time of year.”

When it came to photography, the choice was clear. We reached out to Style & Story Creative, who eagerly jumped on board. Photographer Maykell Araica captured every beautiful moment of the shoot at Scioto Reserve Country Club.

“The attention to detail throughout the planning process and the vendor lineup that made this possible was simply stellar,” Araica says. “Photographically speaking, editing these photos was just as much fun as actually taking them. … I had so much fun that I can only hope to do this again soon!”

I think it’s safe to say that the feeling is completely mutual.

Click through the photos above to see some of the shots that resulted from our session, and keep an eye on our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for even more gorgeous images! And check back here in a few weeks for more details about the Columbus Weddings Show presented by Worthington Jewelers, Jan. 12-13.

Vendors Used

Photography: Style & Story Creative

Styling: Z Creative

Venue: Scioto Reserve Country Club

Models: Josie Cooper and Rischia Phinisee, Sigal Models & Talent

Gowns: Henri’s Cloud Nine

Hair/Makeup: J Bentley Hair Studio and Day Spa

Accessories: Henri’s Cloud Nine, Worthington Jewelers

Rentals: Lasting Impressions Event Rental

Flowers: The Flowerman

Cakes: Capital City Cakes

Stationery: Avant-Garde Impressions