From stepping foot inside a Starbucks to creating robot-themed paper goods, working with Alex and John brought many firsts for all involved. (Yes, I got to witness John's first in-store Starbucks experience!) This couple's spontaneity and generosity made every step of the process fun, unexpected, and extremely rewarding. I can confirm with all confidence that they truly bring out the best in each other. Their trust in me had no bounds, and their kind words have continued to propel my small business forward. Alex and John have become not only treasured clients, but also great friends.

Alex and John's custom paper goods feature a custom crest and old world type in antique gold and navy tones on a luxe cotton stock. While carefully considering the feeling they wanted each guest to experience, we designed each coordinating piece (invitation suites, table numbers, menus, signage, programs, and thank-you notes) with personal accessories like ruby wax seals and navy silk ribbon.

I also have to give a huge shout out to another one of my amazing brides, Kristen (see her wedding feature here), for referring me to Alex! It brings me so much joy to have gotten to play a role in both of your big days.

© Ben Elsass Photography


Photographer: Ben Elsass Photography
Paper Goods: Beautifully Noted
Pre-Ceremony: The Westin, The Ohio Suite
Ceremony, Reception & Catering: The Phoenix
Hair & Makeup: Simply Makeup and Hair
Alex’s Dress: Pronovias
Bridal Boutique: Hyde Park Bridal
Alex’s Shoes: Kate Spade New York
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Lulus
Bridesmaid Jewelry: Kate Spade New York
John's & Groomsmen's Suits: Joseph A. Bank
John’s Watch: Movado
Wedding Cake & Grooms Cake: A Spoon Fulla Sugar
Florist: Blossoms Florist
DJ: Steve Bender Entertainment
Videographer: Studio58Media
Ceremony Music: Lyrica
Lighting: CLEAR Lighting
Officiant: Michael Peak