It’s not easy to design a rustic wedding in Downtown, but when it’s done right, the result truly speaks personality and style. With fantastic views of downtown Columbus, artistic brick walls, beautiful outdoor space, and all the handmade details, Gena & Jason’s wedding is the loveliest rustic wedding that celebrates love and family in an intimate, cozy environment. The amazing images captured by Allison of Studio 127 Photography not only showed the beauty of the wedding designs and details, but also the infectious joy expressed throughout the day. Join us as we share this sweet affair below.
From the Bride (Gena): We met through Jason’s best friend, Ted (not super exciting, I know). We never really talked about marriage formally, even though we had been together for five years by the fall of 2011.
We had both just started at the same school together, and we were treading water during the first couple of months to stay on top of our coursework. Through getting used to a new town, meeting new people, and sifting through pages of textbooks, we started to talk about our lives beyond our day to day activities. It was during this time, that we understood how much we lean on and complement each other.
From the Groom (Jason): “Yeah, we’re probably going to get married. Do you want to get married?”
“So, do you want me to get down on one knee and do the whole ‘will you marry me thing’?”
Gena said, “No, the floor is dirty.”
And that’s basically it. We went to an area off of Riverside Dr. in Columbus, and I asked her to marry me at a park where I first asked her out on a date. I told her how I hoped our life would be together, and how I promised to do what I could to make her happy. And, I think the last part of the proposal is pretty fitting of who we are as individuals, and who we are as a couple.
From the Couple (Gena & Jason): We realized that our wedding day was more than just our day. It was an opportunity for us to thank everyone who loved us and shared in our lives. All we wanted, was to have our day be joy-filled, relaxed, and to make sure all of our guests had fun.
Wedding design information
Color palette: mint, pink, white
Number of guests: 100
Budget: US $20,000.
Best wedding moment: father-daughter dance (Gena: I’ll always be my Daddy’s little girl!)
Favorite wedding detail: our hanging branches backdrop. We had so much fun making them, and we still have them, waiting to re-hang them in our first house!
Thoughts from the couple
Gena & Jason: To have those closest to us celebrate with us and show us their unconditional support and affection was really touching. And being able to create an environment that was warm, relaxed, and reflective of our love of sharing good food, drink, and music with our friends and family made the day feel just perfect.
Thoughts from the photographer
Allison of Studio 127: Gena and Jason are seriously the sweetest couple. I got to know them well when we spent the day together shooting at some of their favorite and meaningful places around Columbus, Ohio. They both attended med school at OSU so we spent time running around campus, in the library, on the Oval and also at a local coffee shop that day. Gena’s laughter and smile was absolutely contagious… from that day on I knew their wedding would be one of my favorites!
About Studio127 Photography
Hello! My name is Allison… I am Studio127! I am also a graphic designer and a mom! Since I founded Studio127 Photography in 2006, I’ve photographed hundreds of adorable families, kids and many happy couples. Photographing couples is my absolute favorite thing. I love capturing that “spark” between in-love couples and the giddiness that’s written on their faces. Being surrounded by all that love is just another perk of my job. In addition to photographing the spark between happy couples, I also love photographing all the carefully planned details of a wedding, as well as those unforgettable moments that simply must be captured on film for posterity.