Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Get your dancing shoes on 'cause "I DO" is THIS SATURDAY from 10am until 4pm!

Some things to NOTE:

1) On-street meter parking is available all around High Line. See more parking information here.

2) Sweet Carrot Food Truck will be serving food from 11am until 3pm. Fried Artichokes and Ohio Chicken Meatballs! Mmmmmm!

3) A bar will be open inside for coffee, soda, water, beer, and wine. We've got it all.

4) There will be a casual fashion show featuring dresses by Ghinda around 1pm. Makeup tips by Virtue and hair styling tips by Wanderlust will be happening all morning as they prep models for the show!

5) Tag and hashtag please. @idoweddingcolumbus AND #idoweddingcolumbus

6) OH! And the first 50 couples in the door will get a swag bag.

If we think of anything else to say, we will add it. In the meantime, be sure to like "I DO" on Facebook for up-to-the-minute updates!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

"I DO" Shoot 2014

The photos have come back from Stephanie Barnes Photography from last month's "I DO" shoot! We are so excited to share some of these great shots with you!

Dresses by Ghinda. Accessories by White Truffle Studio.


Virtue generously provided hair and make up.


Photos taken at the Jeni's Powell location.


Photos taken in Igloo's letterpress shop and their Snow House Gift Shop next door.


High Line Car House is the downtown location for this year's "I DO" event!

Thursday, January 30, 2014


Ghinda is a couture wedding gown design house by Jennifer Kessler. Jennifer is the owner and head designer. We spoke with Jen about her business.

Tell us about the name "Ghinda".
Ghinda is a small town in Eritrea, East Africa where I lived as a child. I named the company Ghinda because my years there influenced my design aesthetic - the land and the people in East Africa have a bold grace and mesmerizing allure.

How did you get started in the fashion business?
I studied fashion design at the Accademia Italiana in Florence, Italy. This is where I fell in love with design and fashion!

Do you sew as well as design?
Sewing is absolutely essential, but I design much more fluently than I sew. I believe in the creative process which is different for everyone... I give my girls guidelines and the necessary instruction but let them work in their own individual flows.

What is the most exciting thing to happen in your career so far?
Just seeing brides so happy in the gown of their dreams. But creating relationships with my brides, my girls, and other amazing local business owners has been incredibly exciting for me!

Choose one: white, ivory, or other.
So hard!!! White and other!

Choose one: silk, cotton, or polyester
Silk and cotton. Never polyester. (I don't seem to be very good at this choosing ONE thing.)

That one was a trick question, and you got it right. The answer WAS never polyester.

Anything else you'd like to tell us?
We are so lucky to be in Columbus creating beautiful pieces for our gorgeous brides! We are just excited to keep rocking out!

Ghinda will be joining us on February 22 at "I DO".
Models will be presenting her gowns throughout the day.