Andrea & Steve | The Athletic Club | Columbus, OH







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March 22, 2018


Tell us about your venue:

We got married at Holy Cross Catholic Church and our reception was at the Athletic Club of Columbus. We had our cocktail hour downstairs on the first floor, our reception upstairs on the second floor, and our after party in basement of the Athletic Club at The Booth.

Let’s talk about flowers! Describe your bouquet and boutonnieres:

Our flowers came up from the amazing talents of Rose Bredl. They literally made my dream bouquet come to life. I said I wanted my flowers to be very neutral – creams, ivories, whites with natural greenery and my floral visions came true. All bouquets had the addition of ribbon tails. Boutonnieres were simply a white flower with a touch of green.

Tell us about the wedding dress:

My wedding dress was purchased at La Jeune Mariee and it was a customized Lazaro gown. It had a sheer lace bodice with an open back, the neckline was altered to be a v-neck with hand-sewn lace, and then there was a long train on my dress that was pinned up for the reception.


How did you feel the morning of your wedding? Did you have wedding day jitters?

Andrea: I felt good! I was more nervous three days before my wedding than I was the actual day of the wedding. I woke up on the day of and was ready! I was more nervous about the idea of walking down the aisle more than anything.

Steve: I felt really good. I was very excited for the day and ready to start our lives together. I was a little nervous in the morning, but getting ready with my guys took away most of the jitters.


Steve, in 5 words describe what you thought when you
saw your bride walking down the aisle:

Blown Away! She was stunning.


Party time! First off, how was that cake? And why did you choose your cake designer?


We used Le Gateau for our wedding cake. Our wedding cake was not only one of the most delicious cakes I’ve ever had, but it truly looked like a piece of art. Le Gateau was amazing to work with and she actually used the design of my dress to help design our cake. We can hardly wait until our one year anniversary to bust out the top layer of our cake!

What was the most memorable moment of the reception?

That’s another hard question! We loved all of it. Just knowing that we were married at that point and getting to celebrate with all our family and friends was the best. It was truly the best night of our lives! The band was incredible, the food was delicious (we went to town on our late night food of garlic cheeseburgers, french fries and buckeye tarts), the reception was filled with flowers that were beyond amazing, our guests were a blast, and both of us could not stop smiling throughout the whole event! 🙂

If you could choose one photograph to highlight from your whole wedding, what photo 
would that be?

That is so difficult! We are in love with all of our photos, so I will show you two of our many favorites (if that is allowed) because it’s hard to choose ONLY one…the first is before the wedding. The second is during the reception after my sister mixed up some words in her speech and said something truly hilarious. The entire room cracked up! It is one of the funniest moments from the reception.

Any local insider tips for planning a wedding in Columbus, Ohio?

Columbus has so much to offer in terms of wedding preparation. Every single vendor that we worked with (including you guys!!) I would recommend over and over again. Columbus is filled with options for wedding locations, beautiful photography spots for engagement or wedding photos, delicious food choices and lots of things for out of town guests to do. When planning your wedding, embrace what the city has to offer!


We would love to show your vendors some love. who were your vendors?

Emilie Duncan (wedding planner)
La Jeune Mariee (wedding dress boutique)
La Jeune Mariee Maids and Social (bridesmaid dress boutique)
Tim Wilkins (makeup)
Holy Cross Catholic Church (ceremony location)
Spagio Wine Lounge (rehearsal dinner location)


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