Real Wedding Wednesdays: Jennifer Perkins and Henry Thomas

Emma Frankart Henterly

“We met how all modern-day romances seem to start: online,” says Jennifer Thomas when asked how she and Henry Thomas got to know each other. “We had our first date at the North Market and both knew right away that we’d met someone special.”

Fast-forward three and a half years, and Jennifer was walking down the aisle in what turned out to be the highlight of the ceremony for both her and Henry. For Jennifer, having her dad escort her down the aisle was wonderful. “I think he’d dreamed of that day for a long time, and the joy he exuded was infectious,” she says, adding that she “will never forget the joy and nerves [she] felt walking down the aisle.”

Meanwhile, on the other end of the church, Henry was ecstatic to see “the woman I want to spend the rest of my life with come down the aisle.”

The entire day was filled with personal touches, Jennifer adds, from the ceremony readings to the handmade reception decorations. But what was most memorable, she says, was the private exchange and reading of letters that the pair did before the ceremony.

The Details

Wedding date: Sept. 22, 2018

Wedding colors: Plum, eucalyptus and gold

Theme: Log cabin

Attendants: Two bridesmaids, two groomsmen and one ring bearer

Bride wore: Essense of Australia gown and a veil from Wendy’s Bridal, shoes from Amazon and jewelry from Macy’s

Preservation: Dublin Cleaners

Hair and makeup: Birch Berry Beauty & Bridal

Groom wore: Suit rented from President Tuxedo

Rings: Worthington Jewelers

Bridesmaids wore: Bill Levkoff gowns from Wendy’s Bridal and Henri’s Cloud Nine

Groomsmen wore: Suits rented from President Tuxedo

Rehearsal dinner: J. Liu Restaurant & Bar

Ceremony: St. Joan of Arc

Reception: Camp Mary Orton

Caterer: PC Events

Cake: Our CupCakery

Linens and tables: Lasting Impressions Event Rentals

Florist: Bloomtastic Florist

Photographer: Hillary Ferguson Photography

Videographer: Columbus Wedding Videos


Consultant: Events By Teri

Guest favors: Honey pots from Honeyrun Farm and wildflower seed packets

Reception tunes: D&M DJ Entertainment

First dance: “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran

Registries: Macy’s and Bed Bath & Beyond

Accommodations: Hilton Columbus Polaris

Sunday brunch: Scioto Park

Brunch catering: City Barbeque

Honeymoon: Spain; specifically, Madrid, Barcelona and Mallorca