Real Wedding Wednesdays: Jennifer White and Stephen Hennelly

Emma Frankart Henterly

While weddings are all about tradition, couples often are eager to make their happy day unique. For Jennifer and Stephen Hennelly, who met while attending Ohio University together, there was no shortage of personal touches, small and large. The pair used their ceremony attire to honor the dearly departed in their families: Jennifer’s bouquet had a charm attached with a picture of her grandmother, and Stephen’s cufflinks had a photo of his father on them. Both tributes were made by Jennifer’s sister.

More noticeable to guests were the place cards made to look like dollar bills. These “bills” contained pictures of the couple’s dogs, and “they even had the serial number with our initials and wedding date,” says Jennifer. Other special features included café latte roses for Jennifer’s hair piece that were shipped in from Holland and a school bus as the wedding party’s transportation.

The Details

Wedding date: Sept. 4, 2016

Wedding colors: Navy, cranberry, blush and gold

Attendants: Nine bridesmaids, eight groomsmen, two flower girls and two ring bearers

Bride wore: A Jason Alexander gown from Bridal and Formal on Main in London, Ohio, Badgley Mishka shoes from Macy’s and Swarovski jewelry

Makeup: Columbus Bridal Makeup

Groom wore: A Michael Kors suit from Romanoff’s Classic Tuxedos

Rings: CDI Diamonds and Jewelry

Rehearsal dinner: Bravo Cucina Italiana

Ceremony: Amelita Mirolo Barn

Reception: Amelita Mirolo Barn

Caterer: Challah and Yabos Tacos food trucks

Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Florist: Evergreen Flower Co.

Photographer: Dan Buckley Photography

Photo booth: Doug Melvin Photography

Consultant: As You Wish Bridal

Invitations: Avant-Garde Impressions

Reception tunes: Sensational Sounds Unlimited

First dance: “You’re My Best Friend” covered by The Once

Guest favors: Photo booth book maker and a cookie bar

Registries: Macy’s and Bed Bath and Beyond

Transportation: A-1 School Bus Rental

Guests stayed at: Marriott Courtyard

Honeymoon: A Royal Caribbean Cruise to the East Caribbean Islands