Real Wedding Wednesdays: Trisha Zielinski and James Merker

Abbey Anspach

Many couples, as of late, have been opting for adventurous themes and unique spins on their wedding days. At Columbus Weddings, we’ve seen everything from zoos to cannons. And while this stray from the traditional works for some, it has others asking, “Why fix something that isn’t broken?”

Trisha and James Merker’s wedding stuck with the staples: “glamorous, classy, romantic,” says Trisha. With roses, candles, a Champagne bar, perfect weather and a beautiful venue, the couple proved that you don’t need something different to wow guests; you just need the classics done right. Their wedding, while in a sense traditional, was a far cry from average. It shines out in a sea of trends, because timeless elegance never goes out of style.

The Details

Wedding date: Aug. 6, 2016

Wedding colors: Pink, gold and blue

Attendants: Seven bridesmaids and seven groomsmen

Bride wore: A Maggie Sottero gown and veil from Kleinfeld, Kate Spade shoes and jewelry from David Yurman and Aldo

Hair and makeup: Makeup by Alex Horton of Affinity Salon and Day Spa and hair by Colleen Price of Haven Salon

Groom wore: A Jos. A. Bank suit

Rings: Henri Daussi

Rehearsal dinner: Mezzo Restaurant & Bar

Ceremony: Heritage Golf Club

Reception: Heritage Golf Club

Caterer: In-house

Cake: The Cake Studio

Florist: Hilliard Floral

Photographer: Brett Loves Elle Photography

Videographer:  Brett Loves Elle Photography

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Reception tunes: Night Music

First dance: “Back at One,” by Brian Mcknight

Guest favors: Late-night bites

Registries: Bed Bath & Beyond, Target and Macy’s

Favorite gift: The top of a bourbon barrel with their names engraved on it

Transportation: Columbus Transportation & Tours

Guests stayed at: Embassy Suites Dublin

Sunday brunch: Embassy Suites Dublin

Honeymoon: St. Lucia