Real Wedding Wednesdays: Brittany Thomson and Benjamin Hoperich

Emma Frankart Henterly

Planning an elegant wedding? Take a page out of Brittany and Benjamin Hoperich’s book.

“We rented gold Chiavari chairs, which really pulled everything together and looked gorgeous,” Brittany says. Other details included gold plate chargers under gold-accented white plates, gold table numbers, warm uplighting and a “BH” gobo on the dance floor. “Everything was breathtaking,” Brittany says. “I still get compliments from our coworkers, friends and family about how it was the most beautiful and fun wedding they have ever been to.”

The pair, who met as students at OSU, got engaged while overlooking the city at the top of the LeVeque Tower. Just over a year later, Brittany walked down the aisle to Benjamin, which she says was the most memorable moment of the whole day. Also memorable: seeing the reception venue before guests arrived. “[That] literally took my breath away,” Brittany recalls. “Ben and I both gasped. I will never forget that moment.”

The Details

Wedding date: Sept. 12, 2015

Wedding colors: Light yellow, white and gold

Attendants: Five bridesmaids and five groomsmen

Bride wore: Lea-Ann Belter gown from La Jeune Mariee, her mother’s veil, shoes from David’s Bridal and jewelry from Macy’s; preservation by Dublin Cleaners

Hair and makeup: Makeup by independent makeup artist Alison Feamster, hair at Salon Lofts

Groom wore: Tuxedo from American Commodore Tuxedo

Rings: Engagement ring from I.D. Jewelry in NYC’s Diamond District; wedding bands from Jared, the Galleria of Jewelry

Rehearsal dinner: Bravo Cucina Italina

Ceremony: St. John the Baptist Church

Reception: Ohio Statehouse

Caterer: Milo’s Catering

Cake: Giant Eagle Market District

Florist: Orchard Lane Flowers

Photographer: Together We Click

Consultant: Tracie Zody of Oh So Lovely Events

Invitations: RSVP and Company

Reception tunes: Mark Dantzer Productions

First dance: “Everything” by Michael Bublé

Other vendors: Lasting Impressions Event Rental

Guest favors: Malley’s Chocolate gourmet chocolate bars and personalized drink koozies

Registries: Crate & Barrel, Macy’s and Bed Bath and Beyond

Favorite gift: Crate & Barrel silverware

Transportation: Xtreme Limo

Guests stayed at: Renaissance Columbus Downtown

Sunday brunch: Panera Bread served at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown

Honeymoon: The Bellagio in Las Vegas