One sentence sum up of the wedding vibe: A sweet, homemade wedding with all of the perfect touches of a fall Midwestern day.
The Info—Photographer: Shino Omura / Venue: Hoover Y Park / Food: Wellness Foods Forum / Coordinator: Tiffany McGough of Every Event Elegant / Baked Goods: Pattycake Vegan Bakery / Flowers: EcoFlora / Music: Roma Celt Collision / Jessica’s Dress: Vera Wang purchased at David’s Bridal on super sale / Jessica’s Headpiece: Mignonne Handmade / Jessica’s Shoes: Lulus.com / Guest Book: Blue De Toi / Table Numbers: Dear Bella Girl / Table Seating: Joanna Blake Hill / Cake Topper: LaDawn Elaine / Wedding Madlibs: Sweet Potato Shop / Lavender Seed: Plantables and Paper
Other cool stuff we should know about: Much of this wedding could not have happened without the generous help of friends and family. We loved our venue, but because it was a YMCA campground and park. We had virtually no help from the venue, so it was very DIY.
Every single vendor we used was local, and three of them were within four blocks of one another. It was important for us to celebrate local and environmentally friendly businesses. We purchased the flowers from EcoFlora and had a close friend and previous florist make the centerpieces. All of our food was vegan and catered by Wellness Foods Forum in Worthington, Ohio. Del Shroufe, executive chef, just published the official cookbook of the film Forks Over Knives. Our cake, cookies, and brownies were provided by Pattycake Vegan Bakery. Our coordinator put up all the decorations with the help of the wedding party, and we had a local celtic trio play during the ceremony and cocktail hour.
Favorite thing about the wedding: Jessica is originally from Florida and Justin from Ohio, so it was such an honor to have friends and family travel from all over the country (and as far as Australia!) to be with us on our special day. The wedding would never have happened were it not for the love and support of our friends and family.