Planning | The Big Day

Elegant Glamour

From the Bride Winter/Spring 2011 issue of Capital Style

Be our guest at three fabulous, yet very different weddings, each with a style all their own. No matter what kind of bride you are—glamorous, romantic or rustic—we’ve got inspiration for your big day.


Elegant Glamour

With classic details and stunning looks, a simple approach can be more than memorable

Location: Ohio Statehouse
Wedding Coordination: Bliss Wedding & Event Design
Wardrobe: La Jeune Mariee
Flowers: Flowers on Orchard Lane
Cake: Jan Kish La Petite Fleur
Table and Place Settings: Lasting Impressions
Invitation/Menu: On Paper

Bridal bliss
Lazaro Isla gown, $5,500; Toni Federici Carlotta veil, $450;
Haute Bride earrings, $185


Soft Touch
A sophisticated updo and vintage rabbit
fur, price upon request, add an air of
elegance to the ceremony look.


Color Them Pretty
Play off your surroundings and pick colors that
accentuate the space. These peach flowers
coordinate with the Statehouse walls, and a punch of
green from a delicate waterfall of orchids adds wow

Down to Details
Think about details in everything, like china and
linen patterns. “Simple has been done before,” said
wedding planner Kasey Skobel-Conyers. “Think Old
City. People need a new idea of what chic can be.”

Simply Chic
Glamour doesn’t have to be over the top. Keep
arrangements simple and smart by choosing elegant
flowers, such as garden roses, hydrangea, orchids and
accents of sage.

Be Our Guest
Hand calligraphy gives invites a touch of old-fashioned
etiquette. On your wedding day, set aside an invitation for
your photographer. “Think of your invite as part of the
day’s accessories,” said Joan Schnee of On Paper.

Happy Feet
These Catherine Benjamin Adams shoes, $375, were
inspired by the royal wedding.

Sweet Ending
A tiramisu cake is draped with
fondant and painted with silver
iridescent petal dust. Centers
painted with 24-karat gold add
sparkle to orchid fantasy flowers.


Photos by: Will Shilling
Hair & Makeup by:
The Charles Penzone Family of Salons