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Something magical happens when a couple with impeccable taste chooses to have their wedding reception at the Wells barn, Tori & Dan were that couple! Don’t believe us? Check out their wedding!

Tell us about your venue:

Our reception was at The Wells Barn at Franklin Park Conservatory. I fell in love with the venue the first time I saw it. The feeling was reminiscent of the first time I saw Dan. Cheesy but true, I knew I had to have my reception there. The community garden was so beautiful and I knew the cocktail hour under the grape arbors with the wood-fired pizza baking right there would be just perfect. I worried about the temperature for an outdoor cocktail hour in August, but somehow we managed to get a perfect day, sunny and 70°.

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

Ohhh the flowers, where do I begin? Amy Music of Posy Luxury Florals knocked it out of the park. The cascading flowers on the head table took my breath away. I will never forget my beautiful bridal bouquet with blush and ivory and a mixture of greens. The boutonnieres were beautiful and each unique. I cannot rave enough about the various centerpieces and décor that brought each table to life.

The bridal bouquet:

Wild anemone, blush astilbe, ivory spray roses, blush garden roses, weigela

The centerpieces:

Keira, O’Hara, Blush and ivory garden roses, Juliet, peach garden roses, lace cap hydrangea, ranunculus, lisianthus, spray roses, astilbe, wild anemone, japonica pieris

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

Stunning, the luckiest man alive.

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

The cake was as delicious as it was beautiful! We also had a midnight cake that we enjoyed in our suite after the reception… because it was hard to leave the dance floor! I would recommend that to everyone! Jan Kish, Le Petit Fleur, is a no-brainer. She is a master of detail and flavor and just so amazing at what she does.

What was the most memorable moment of the reception?

I think we will remember our first dance for forever. We took a few dance classes with Ron Clark with Dance Plus Ballroom and it was so worth it. I think Dan could receive an award for the most improved dipper. During our engagement shoot with Ben, he asked Dan to dip me and it didn’t go well…although the laughs Ben captured are priceless. Dan wildly improved his dipping by our wedding day.

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

It’s so hard to pick! But I really love this one!

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

I loved all my vendors. Choosing great vendors you can trust really, really, makes a difference.

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

Bride’s Gown Purchased At:* Kleinfeld Bridal
Gown Designer:* Danielle Caprese
Gown Preservation Company:* Dublin Cleaners
Veil Purchased At:* La Jeune Mariee
Shoes Purchased At:* Jimmy Choo
Jewelry/Accessories Purchased At:* Hair piece- Ulyana Aster; Earrings- borrowed from my mother (Diamond Cellar); Bracelet- Nordstrom
Makeup Company:* Full Face Artistry, Kerry Smith
Hair Stylist:* GoodeHair, Shannon Goode
Groom’s Ensemble: Rented or Purchased?* Rented
Groom’s Ensemble: Tuxedo or Suit?* Tuxedo
Groom’s Ensemble Rented/Purchased At:* Romanoff’s Classic Tuxedo
Engagement Ring Jeweler:* Diamond Cellar
Wedding Band Jeweler(s):* Diamond Cellar
Bridesmaids’ Dresses Purchased At:* La Jeune Mariee
Bridesmaids’ Dress Designer:* Amsale
Groomsmen’s Ensemble: Rented or Purchased?* Rented
Groomsmen’s Ensemble: Tuxedo or Suit?* Tuxedo
Groomsmen’s Ensemble Rented/Purchased At: Romanoff’s Classic Tuxedo
Rehearsal Dinner Location:* Lindey’s
Ceremony Location:* St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church
Officiant Name* Rev. Charles Klinger
Ceremony Highlights:* Seeing the amazing flowers at the altar, walking down the aisle, my grandpas reading, being pronounced husband and wife
Reception Location:* The Wells Barn at Franklin Park Conservatory
Caterer:* Franklin Park Conservatory
On the Menu:* Poached Pear Salad, Beef Tenderloin Filet with Red Wine Demi, Herb Roasted Chicken Breast with demi-glace, Oven Roasted Salmon with Pesto
Reception Décor:* Posy Luxury Florals
Sunday Brunch Location:* Milestone 229
Sunday Brunch Caterer:* Milestone 229
Cake Company:* La Petite Fleur
Cake Flavors:* White Swan with English Lemon Curd, Vanilla Buttercream, and Raspberry Reduction; All American Chocolate with Amaretto Buttercream
Flower Company:* Posy Luxury Florals
Flowers in Bride’s Bouquet:* Garden roses, pink astilbe, seeded eucalyptus, miniature majolica roses
Flowers in Groom’s Boutonniere:* Pink astilbe, miniature majolica roses
Flowers in Wedding Party Bouquets:* Garden roses, pink astilbe, seeded eucalyptus, miniature majolica roses, sweet peas
Flowers in Wedding Party Boutonnieres:* Pink astilbe, ranunculus, seeded eucalyptus, miniature majolica roses
Band or DJ Company:* Radioactive (Cleveland Music Group)
First-Dance Song:* Yours by Russell Dickerson
Photographer:* Style & Story Creative
Videographer:* ByDesign Films
Invitations:* Cheer Up Letterpress
Consultant/Wedding Planner (name and company):* My mother, Kelley Hutta, was my wedding planner!
Guest Favors:* Hand crocheted dish rags by my grandmother, Lynn Perta, and mints from La Petite Fleur
Wedding Party Gifts:* Kate Spade make up bags for bridesmaids, monogrammed Yeti cups for groomsmen
Registry:* Zola
Wedding Party Transportation:* Columbus Trolley
Guest Transportation:* N/A
Guest Accommodations:* LeVeque Hotel
Other Vendors or Rentals (linens, tent, furniture, etc.):* Event Source,
Honeymoon:* Maldives

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