Melissa and Tim’s wedding was one of my last weddings from 2015. The weather was perfect and I couldn’t ask for a cuter couple. From start to finish this wedding was a blast to photograph. Everything was at the OSU campus Blackwell Hotel. I started the day introducing myself to the wedding party in the bridal suite. I found a great location to hang all the dresses on the bed. After I took the getting ready photos we headed on down to the Ohio State University campus for a few wedding fun wedding party photos. We then went back inside for the ceremony. Tim was all smiles and could not take his eyes off of Melissa as she came down the aisle. After the ceremony we took a few important photos of them holding their parents wedding photos. I thought it was a very nice touch. We then traveled all around the OSU campus taking a lot of photos incorporating all the best features of the campus. We got back in time for a beautiful sunset shot of the wedding party spelling O-H-I-O. Congratulations to Melissa and Tim!
I had the pleasure of photographing Christy and Jeff wedding two weeks ago. They live in Kentucky and we had our first meeting though Skype. I showed them the albums and I enjoyed talking to them. The ceremony and reception was held at The Blackwell. The Blackwell is a beautiful venue located on the Ohio State University campus. Their catering is one of the best in the city. We started the day with Jeff and got a few great photos of him with his groomsmen on the patio. I added some lighting to make it a little more dramatic. The portraits came out fantastic. I also did the same with Christy. We then had their First Look. I put Jeff in the middle of the ceremony aisle and had him turn around to his bride to be. His expression was great. We also had tome to get the family portraits out of the way. They also had their son there and he was smiling from ear to ear. We then went to the OSU stadium for the fun portraits. I always like the portraits of the entire wedding party laughing out loud. I always get great expressions from it. The ceremony went great with Damian King with United Marriage Services officiating it. It was nice to get the portraits out of the way so Christy and Jeff could enjoy the cocktail hour. The Blackwell quickly transformed the ceremony site into the reception in no time. As you can see below the ballroom looked great! Congratulations Christy and Jeff!
The Blackwell Inn at Fisher College is the only hotel on the grounds of the Ohio State University campus. This makes it a choice wedding destination for both alumni and couples who wish to be married in an upscale hotel just outside the vibrant downtown entertainment and arts district of Columbus, Ohio. Take wedding photos with the OSU stadium in the background, or get a shot of the wedding party posing on the OSU oval. Hold weddings of all sizes indoors or outdoors, including intimate gatherings and large receptions for up to 275 guests in the ballroom. The Blackwell’s Executive Chef will honor your wedding day with a customized menu tailored to your tastes and preferences. No two wedding menus are alike at The Blackwell! Whether you hope to host an intimate occasion or a grand affair, The Blackwell will ensure that every moment, every bite, every sparkling detail is the focus of their personalized space so you can delight in a celebration that's all about you.
Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception
Max Indoor Ceremony: 275 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 350 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 275 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 350 guests
Set up time can start 4 hours prior to event start time. Events must end by midnight.
There is no rental fee for the reception but there is a food and beverage minimum applied to all events. The venue allows 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a wedding ceremony is $750 with reception rental. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $200/hr.
The average wedding cost at The Blackwell is estimated at between $6,700 and $16,088 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.
Ashley and Scott are a great couple. I loved all the details that they had at their wedding. They had an Asian theme to their wedding and it looked gorgeous. I also liked that the Blackwell hotel is right off of campus. Every thing was with in walking distance and worked out perfectly! We started at the Blackwell hotel for getting the hair and makeup done. We then traveled to the outside patio for a few portraits before they saw each other. The ceremony was beautiful and not a cloud in the sky. After the ceremony the entire wedding party went to the Ohio State Football stadium also called The Shoe for a few wedding portraits. Then we went to the Oval in the center of the OSU campus. The wedding party and I came back to the Blackwell for the reception with an elegant first dance to surprise all their guests. I couldn't have asked for a better wedding! Thanks Ashley and Scott for having me be a part of your wonderful wedding!
Lindsey and Robert are a great couple and I loved how fun every second of their wedding was. We started at Robert's grandparents house to get the getting ready shots of Robert and his groomsmen. We then traveled to the Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Broad Street to see Lindsey get ready. We then traveled to The Ohio State University Football Stadium (The Shoe) to get some great photos on the field. We walked to the Ohio State University Oval to get a few more photos before we went to The Blackwell Hotel for the reception. I loved the locations Lindsey and Robert picked from the OSU stadium to The Blackwell. The food was great. Some of the best food I have had at a reception. Lindsey and Robert had their first dance and the party got started along the Brutus the OSU mascot getting everyone out of their seats and cheering. It was awesome!
Hair dresser: Ronne, Free to be Me Salon
Make up: Candy, also will be at salon
Florist: Flowerama Whitehall
Dress designer: Maggie Sottero, Capri Royale
DJ / Band: Capitol City Sound
Reception hall: Blackwell Hotel
Cake designer: Bakery Gingham