Jenna and Joe’s Columbia Station wedding fell on the second weekend in October. The day turned out to be a little bit cool and drizzly. Though the rain foiled their plans for an outdoor ceremony, it held off enough for photos outside. We started the day at the hotel where Jenna and the girls were getting ready. We were only there for a short period of time before heading to Columbia Station. We arrived at Columbia Station, where the gorgeous bouquets by Cottage Flowers. The sunflowers that they chose were perfect for fall. Columbia Station provides a bridal suite in a converted train caboose. This caboose was so adorable for photos. The girls finished getting ready and had some time to relax before the ceremony. I then met with Joe and the guys outside the venue. They had some fun throwing a football around. Everyone was ready for the ceremony and reception to begin.
The ceremony took place inside the ballroom. The staff did a great job at making sure that the indoor ceremony space was beautiful for Jenna and Joe. They were still able to have their sunflower adorned archway and glitter pumpkins as decor in the new location. It was romantic and beautiful. The trio from Aviva Strings played lovely music as Jenna was escorted down the aisle by her father.
After the ceremony, we were able to get everyone outside in the original ceremony location for photos. The space was beautiful and I was glad that we were able to at least get photos for them there. The puddles in the parking lot even made for some gorgeous reflective photos for Jenna and Joe.
The couple had some time to enjoy cocktail hour with their families and friends. One of the greatest things about a Columbia Station wedding is the food! Robert Ryan Catering really put on an amazing spread. They even had a sushi station! We got some photos of the guests mingling, and then set off to the ballroom to see the reception set up. Jenna and Joe chose beautiful fall colors. The tables were adorned with really lovely pumpkin lanterns to tie everything together. The cake by The Master’s Baker was beautifully hand painted with sunflowers. We knew it was going to be a spectacular evening.
DJ Dan of Silversound kicked off the reception with introductions followed by Jenna and Joe’s first dance. Toasts and parent dances followed. After dinner, things really picked up. The dance floor was packed the rest of the night. Guests also enjoyed a full dessert station filled with cake, s’mores, and cider donuts. Before we left, we got a few night photos for Jenna and Joe. I can’t thank Jenna and Joe enough for choosing me to capture their amazing wedding day!