Real Columbus Wedding: Jennifer and Cole Moreland
Love at first sight, in more ways than one
June 19, 2021 | A mutual best friend first introduced Jennifer (Mullins) and Cole Moreland in 2016, and the pair “instantly we knew that our souls had found ‘the one,’” Jennifer says. That kind of certainty continued in their relationship, even up to the point where they decided to get married.
Jennifer had stopped at Granville Inn to charge her electric car one day, opting to tour the property while she waited. She “fell in love with its intimate feel and English country style,” she says, so she called Cole to tell him she “had found the most magical place, and this was where [we] should tie the knot.” Cole quickly agreed, and after a brief COVID postponement, they found themselves doing just that.
Their ceremony included a hand-fasting, a Celtic tradition to honor Cole’s Irish ancestry. And to tie it in to Jennifer’s Italian lineage, the cord itself was handmade in Italy. Italian culture also appeared at the reception in the form of a sweets table featuring Italian cookies, cannoli and sfogliatelle from Auddino’s Italian Bakery.
We don’t hand out awards to couples for wedding-day details, but if we did, Cole would win the prize for most interesting wedding band: His Robert W. Bruce ring, sourced via Etsy, is made from fossilized dinosaur bone—Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops, to be exact—and fragments of meteorite.
Ceremony, reception and caterer: Granville Inn
Officiant: Wows and Vows
Cake: The Suisse Shop Bakery
Italian sweets table: Auddino’s Italian Bakery
Florist: The Village Flower Basket
Ceremony and cocktail hour music: Columbus String Quartet
Reception music and photo booth: Josh Staley Productions
Photographer: Robb McCormick Photography
Rehearsal dinner and accommodations: Granville Inn
Gown cleaning/preservation: Elegance Preserved
Bride’s hair and makeup: Mukha Custom Cosmetics & Med-Spa
Bridesmaids’ attire: David’s Bridal gowns
Groomsmen’s attire: Tuxedos from Men’s Wearhouse