You know you love a wedding venue when you just can’t image getting married anywhere else. But you know you really, really love love a wedding venue when you’re willing to spend your free weekends (with the help of some verrry kind family members + friends) scrubbing, cleaning, power washing and, yes, even painting the space! Sound like a far-fetched idea? It’s not! It’s exactly what today’s bride + groom, Taylor + Greg, did to transform an empty parking garage into the perfect space for their gorgeous Columbus, Ohio wedding.
They tell us, We knew we wanted Brewmaster’s Gate as soon as we stepped inside, actually we really didn’t even have to step inside. When you first drive up you see these incredibly large, gorgeous arched wooden doors we were instantly impressed. Then we walked around the building and saw that all three remaining sides were filled with oversized glass paneled garage doors, again incredible. Then we stepped inside. It was untouched, filthy and raw and it had the most amazing light filtering through the glass. The most overwhelming place that we had looked at – but so incredibly stunning that our minds went running with possibilities.
Thanks so much to Braun Photography, who captured this wedding – a true labor of love – so beautifully for all of us to see!
Walking down the aisle! Love was an integral part of my upbringing and seeing the future potential with Greg as he stood at the end of the aisle, created this moment where my past and future collided. When my procession song “Free Falling” began, the music came over me and seemed to touch every bone in my body. As I took this step toward my future, having my father’s arm was the calming force that allowed me to stay present in the moment and just be excited. As all of our family and friends stood, it was an electric environment of overwhelming love and encouragement. I felt utterly thrilled, humbled, and grateful. I will never forget the magnitude of that moment.
Processional: Bridal Party: Hallelujah (Played live by Huntertones lead saxophonist); Bride: Free Falling (Played live by Huntertones lead saxophonist)
Recessional: You Make my Dreams Come True – Hall & Oates
First Dance: Bring it on Home – Roy Hargrove Version (Played live by Huntertones)
Love, love, love these personalized button escort cards! So fun, right?!
We loved that our venue was raw and whatever direction we went in we didn’t want to mask or change it. We wanted to go with it, (and) complement it without over powering it. The hard part was not overdoing it. Every design element went through a process of do we need it and why.
I really couldn’t see or didn’t want to add any other colors. I loved the light, the colors of the building and the only thing I keep seeing was the variety of colors in all the materials. Metal, wood, glass and light became our theme, our color.
Early on I was told that most importantly, remember that you are planning for a marriage and secondly, a wedding. Remember to put them in the right order. There were plenty of bumps in the road for us but Greg and I grew so much as a couple during our year engagement. We felt fortunate to be able to have endless communication with friends, family, and parents throughout our engagement. It was the best time of my life. Knowing that one event was bringing all of our loved ones together, made the experience unforgettable.
photography: Braun Photography // venue name: Brewmasters Gate, in Columbus, Ohio // event design: My parents, Greg and I designed the entire wedding // florals: Rose Bred // hairpiece: My cathedral veil was made by my mother // bride's shoes: Kate Spade // hair stylist: Abi Diedalis // makeup artist: Cheek by Lindsay // videography: Studio 213 Film // paper goods: My mom designed all of our Invitations, Programs and Menu Cards // catering: Passport Café & Catering // cake: A Piece of Cake // music: Hunter Tones // officiant: We asked my Uncle to marry us // wedding dress: Pronovias Atelier from Lace Bridal Couture, altered by Joyce Eubanks // bridesmaid dresses: We did a mixture of metals and metallic dresses: Tadashi Shoji, David Meister, Adrianna Papell // groom: Macys // groomsmen suits: Macys // other desserts: The Little Donut Shop // lighting: We did ourselves. We purchased the light bulbs from Ikea. My husband and dad were in a forklift for a full weekend at 13 hours a day for two days hanging each individual light // engineer assistance company: Mills James