Emily & Lauren's Columbus Irongate Equestrian Center Wedding

Emily and Lauren are so crazy in love, and so fun to be around, I wish I could photograph their wedding day over and over again. Though a little rain traded their outdoor ceremony for the (gorgeous) indoor space at Irongate Equestrian Center, every aspect of their day was still absolutely perfect for them.  From their personalized signage and gorgeous details, to the music sprinkled throughout the day (including choir director Emily's students during the ceremony, and friends serenading them with Sara Bareilles' "I Choose You" during their first dance), every touching speech and unique moment had everyone present (including myself, once or five times) in tears. These beautiful brides even picked their wedding date for its significance: both of their parents have anniversaries in the month of June, the Supreme Court ruled marriage equality in June, and their wedding day even fell on Columbus Pride! With all the sweetness and love Emily + Lauren showed each other and us during the planning process, my fabulous second shooter, Hanna, and I knew we had to show them a little love right back. Scroll through to see the special smoke bomb surprise we planned and more. I have about a million favorites from this special day, but here are just a few that tell the story of this beautiful wedding day. 

Thank you, Emily + Lauren, for including me in such a beautiful day. It was truly my honor to capture these beautiful memories, and to spend the day with you and all your wonderful family and friends! 

"This is a beautiful start to a lifelong love letter."

XO,

AJ

The Details
Venue: Irongate Equestrian Center
Florals: State & Arrow
Hair: The Spa at River Ridge
MakeupJessica Forsthoefel
Dress Designers: Essense of Australia/ Stella York
Shoes: Nina Shoes/Jessica Simpson
Accessories: Nadri Jewelry
Rings: Rosado’s Box
Invites: Minted
Catering/Cake: Catering By Scott