Real Wedding Wednesdays: Halle Secura and Chris Kost

Abbey Anspach

You may remember Halle and Chris Kost’s wedding from our last issue; their unique boho-chic style is hard to forget. Halle stunned us in her custom peachy-pink silk organza skirt, worn over a black and white striped mini dress. While many only wish they could pull off something like that, Halle looked like she was born to wear it. Not to mention the couple’s handmade backdrop … swoon.

However, the details that didn’t make the issue are what we think really make Halle and Chris special. Their story sounds like it was made for the movies; incidentally, we think it might be plot of several of our favorites. They met at a mutual friend’s Christmas party, folks. Classic.

To propose, Chris took Halle on a drive down memory lane. They passed all the landmarks of their time together: Their old stomping ground, Corky’s, where they would sing karaoke and drink Summer Shandy; the first place they lived together; Halle’s favorite place, Bradstreet Landing. It was there, on a small bench overlooking the lake, where he popped the question. “It was him, my best friend, that was standing there, and that is all I cared about,” says Halle. “That moment was perfectly ours.”

Halle even walked down the aisle to a song Chris wrote and recorded. Seriously, someone call Richard Curtis, because we think we have the plot to a “Love Actually” sequel. 

The Details

Wedding date: Aug. 5, 2016

Wedding colors: Peach, blush, ivory, burgundy, purple and gray

Attendants: Seven bridesmaids, seven groomsmen and a flower girl

Bride wore: Custom silk organza ombre skirt by Amanda Thorne at Thorne Artistry in San Diego, California, worn over a striped mini dress by BB Dakota from Thread in Grandview (Halle is a VP of sales for the company), Ivy Kirchner shoes from Nordstrom and jewelry from Lionette NY designed by Sincerely Jules

Hair and makeup: Makeup by Leigh Ann Ehmann at Make You, LLC and hair by Meagan Elizabeth Pickering

Groom wore: An Armani suit

Rings: Engagement ring from the Diamond Cellar and wedding bands from Penny Preville

Rehearsal dinner: Strongwater Food & Spirits

Ceremony: Strongwater Food & Spirits

Reception: Strongwater Food & Spirits

Caterer: In-house

Cake: Cookies provided by mother-of-the-bride, April Secura, and stepmother-in-law, Mary Ellen Kost

Photographer: Hillary Ferguson Photography

Videographer:  Corey Navors

Consultant: All Together Now Ohio

Invitations: AllieVaughanDesign on Etsy

Reception tunes: DJ Diego of Rock On Columbus

First dance: “Stay Alive,” by José González

Favorite gift: Their two honeymoons

Transportation: Columbus Coach

Guests stayed at: DoubleTree Columbus Downtown

Sunday brunch: DoubleTree Columbus Downtown

Honeymoon: Antigua and Barbuda for one honeymoon, and Gervasi Vineyard for the other