Real Columbus Wedding: Dana and Ben Hartman
This Columbus couple honored their family at their wedding with personal details.
May 21, 2021 | Family played a major role in the wedding of Dana (Presnell) and Ben Hartman, from Day One of the engagement. Ben proposed in January 2020 with a ring, designed by Edward Warren Jewelers, that included the diamond from his late mother’s wedding set. The jeweler also used her ring’s band to create a matching wedding band for Dana’s set.
For their invitation suite, Dana and Ben commissioned a custom illustration of their own little family—the two of them and their dog, Tucker, who was also present for the proposal—to include in their invitation suite. And Dana’s mom made chocolate chip and black and white M&M cookies to serve as guest favors at the reception. And dinner at the reception featured an Italian theme in a nod to Dana’s heritage.
“Our family, friends and all of our vendors … made our special day possible and made us feel so loved,” Dana says. “It truly was the best day of our lives.”
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Ceremony: St. Christopher Catholic Church
Reception: The Ivory Room
Caterer: Cameron Mitchell Premier Events
Cupcakes: Short North Piece of Cake
Florist: Stem Floral Studio
Cocktail hour and reception music: Brian Douglas Day
Photographer: Derk’s Works Photography
Videographer: Feikert Creative (no longer booking weddings)
Live painter: Emma Miller Art
Calligraphy: Nicole Erdeljac
Transportation: Columbus Coach
Accommodations: Hilton Columbus Downtown
Rehearsal dinner: Due Amici
Gown cleaning/preservation: Dublin Cleaners
Rings: Edward Warren Jewelers
Bridesmaids’ attire: Gowns from Lulus.com
Groomsmen’s attire: Tuxedos from Jos. A. Bank