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A winery/vineyard theme was perfect for Erin and Jim Mitchell’s April wedding. A bit classier than their initial meeting—Jim bumped into Erin at an Arena District bar on her 21st birthday, spilling her beer all over her—the upscale vino environs was complemented the beautiful vineyards at their venue and a wine box ceremony featuring a custom bottle of wine. They plan to unseal the box and read the letters while drinking the wine sealed inside on their 10th anniversary. The theme even carried into the reception, where wine bottles filled with twinkle lights and Champagne-dipped flowers served as décor.

Another shared love of the Mitchells: doughnuts. A doughnut bar featuring treats from a Hilliard shop served as both a late-night snack and a favor for guests.

But the most memorable part of the day, Erin says, was the first look.

“Up until the week before our wedding, we were not going to do a first look. However, a week before the wedding, my gut told me to do one. … I just knew it was the right way to start our wedding day,” Erin recalls. “It not only created the most beautiful pictures, but it gave Jim and I some alone time to soak all of the small details in before the day started. I wouldn’t change a thing about this.”

The Details

Wedding date: April 21, 2018

Wedding colors: Champagne

Attendants: Five bridesmaids, five groomsmen, a junior bridesmaid, a flower girl and a ring bearer

Bride wore: Casablanca gown and a veil from Wendy’s Bridal, shoes from Nordstrom and accessories from David’s Bridal

Hair and makeup: Eye Do Hair and Makeup

Groom wore: Suit rented from Men’s Wearhouse

Rings: Jared, the Galleria of Jewelry

Bridesmaids wore: Vera Wang gowns from David’s Bridal

Groomsmen wore: Suits rented from Men’s Wearhouse

Rehearsal dinner: Courtyard by Marriott Columbus Dublin

Ceremony: The Club at Corazón

Reception:

Caterer:

Cake: Family friend

Florist: The Flowerman

Photographer: Forget Me Knot Photography

Photo booth: Buckeye Entertainment

Invitations: Shutterfly

Reception tunes: Buckeye Entertainment

First dance: “Perfect,” by Ed Sheeran

Guest favors: Doughnuts from Lil Donut Factory

Registries: Macy’s and Bed Bath and Beyond

Transportation: Shuttle courtesy Courtyard by Marriott Columbus Dublin

Newlyweds and guests stayed at: Courtyard by Marriott Columbus Dublin

Sunday brunch: Scrambler Marie’s

Honeymoon: A Carnival cruise in the Caribbean