The Columbus Athenaeum

Katie & Mark at The Columbus Athenaeum!

The Columbus Athenaeum in Ohio, is one of my favorite venues to serve as the wedding officiant for brides and grooms like Katie and Mark. The staff at this venue are very organized and punctual, and this can be very helpful as so much of a wedding is on a timeline! Ann Clark does a fantastic job and she was their wedding coordinator that day. In this first photo, Katie and Mark are having a great time together as they stand outdoors in downtown Columbus.

wedding in Columbus Ohio at Athenaeum. Officiant was Damian KingMark & Katie celebrate their marriage outdoors at the Columbus Athenaeum in Ohio.Here this beautiful couple and I enjoy a pose together. Katie chose an awesome bouquet. Let's take a closer look...

Officiant Damian King in Columbus Ohio for wedding of Katie & Mark at AthenaeumKatie & Mark's formal pose with wedding officiant, Damian King in Columbus, Ohio A great deal of detail went into crafting the arrangement for this bouquet so that appears much like a work of art!

wedding bouquet for Katie, bride,in Columbus OhioThis wedding bouquet is a work of art!Here I check in with the bride and offer a few words of encouragement to Katie. She felt very ready to begin! Mark and Katie have waited a long time for this day and want to celebrate!

wedding officiant checks in with bride at the Columbus AthenaeumKatie is ready to be married. Wedding officiant, Damian King, checks in with bride before her ceremony in Columbus Ohio.One of my favorite parts of any wedding ceremony for me is when the words, "You may kiss the bride!", are spoken. And Mark truly kisses his bride! The guests were cheering and I was over to the side enjoying the reaction of all those in attendance.

Groom, Mark kisses bride, Katie, at wedding in Columbus OHYou may kiss the bride! Groom, Mark, takes those words seriously. A very happy couple!Another great photo with the bride and groom with their bridesmaids and groomsmen in downtown Columbus.

Wedding dip in Columbus OH. David's Bridal supplied dressWedding Dip! Katie & Mark relish in a fun moment with their bridal party in Downtown Columbus, Ohio.Here Katie and Mark again enjoy each other's company, as they celebrate their future as husband and wife with all the possibilities and the promise it holds.

Bride & groom, Katie & Mark, outdoors at their wedding in Columbus OHBride & groom in the moment - "I am captivated by your love."All the photographs in this entry display the fine artistic talent of Bobbie DeBrito of Photography by Bobbie DeBrito. You can find out more about Bobbie's work by following the link provided. You can also call or email her at 937-716-4378 and bobbie@photographybybobbiedebrito.com to see if she is available for your wedding.

Katie & Mark used Master Mix DJ for their music and *Rachel's Cakes* for their wedding cake. Katie's beautiful dress was by David's Bridal.

I wish this beautiful couple all the best in the years to come! I was happy to serve as their officiant on their wedding day in Columbus Ohio!

Beautiful wedding venue - The Columbus Athenaeum in Ohio

Recently I had the opportunity to visit the Athenaeum in downtown Columbus, Ohio where many outstanding weddings are held. As an officiant, I have the honor of celebrating with many brides and grooms at this very tasteful and busy venue. The staff always amazes me, because sometimes they are holding 4 weddings at the same time! Talk about the need to coordinate! But they manage all the details so well and consistently provide their brides and grooms with outstanding service in a setting that is filled with beauty and charm. Oh, by the way...the food is fantastic! Wait until you try their meatballs.

The Columbus Athenaeum wedding venue visited by officiant, Damian KingBanner outside the Athenaeum wedding venue in downtown Columbus, OhioHere is a shot of the outside of the venue. It can be deceiving because the inside is incredible.

Open Prism Photography with Ohio wedding officiant, Damian King in ColumbusAn outside look at the Athenaeum wedding venue in Columbus, OhioIn this next shot I am with Gina Cristofani, Sales and Event Manager, and we are in the Priory discussing some wedding details. It was a fun visit and Gina does a great job as she has to coordinate many things to make the wedding day experience come together as it should. The entire staff runs like clockwork.

Wedding professional, Gina Cristofani, and officiant, Damian King, in Columbus Ohio at the Athenaeum venue.Gina Cristofani and officiant, Damian King, discuss wedding details in Columbus, Ohio, in the Priory.Here you can see some of the incredible architecture inside the Priory within the walls of this 1896 structure.

Wedding officiant, Damian King, takes note of beautiful architecture in Columbus Ohio at the Athenaeum venue.Beautiful architecture in the Priory at the Columbus Athenaeum wedding venueHere is a look from just outside the Priory.

Gina Cristofani and Damian King discuss ceremonies as Columbus Ohio wedding event planner and officiantA look from outside the Priory at the Columbus Athenaeum - Gina and Damian continue their chat.Open Prism Photography took this shot along the way while we were there. I thought it looked pretty cool.

Open Prism Photography captures a display of light reflections at the Columbus Athenaeum, Ohio wedding venue.An image from the Small Theater in the Columbus Athenaeum, wedding venue in OhioHere is a quick look at the Macedonian Room.

Wedding officiant, Damian King, visits the Macedonian Room at the Columbus Athenaeum in Ohio.The Macedonian Room at the Athenaeum wedding venue in Columbus, OhioThe Small Theater is another amazing location for both weddings and receptions, or both. I did not know this photo was taken...

Officiant, Damian King, stands in Small Theater at the Columbus Athenaeum wedding venue in Ohio.A look from above at the Columbus Athenaeum's Small TheaterI felt that this lamp base was a fitting sign for a place where so many brides and grooms commit to a lifetime of love as they become husband and wife.

Symbol of love captured by Open Prism Photography at the Columbus Athenaeum wedding venue in Ohio"A Place for Love" - Heart shaped lamp base at the Columbus Athenaeum wedding venue in Ohio.The photographs in this entry are courtesy of Open Prism Photography and the work of Rebekah King. Feel free to visit their website at the link provided. You can call or email Rebekah for more information at 614-653-9082 or openprismphotography@gmail.com.

I enjoyed my visit to the Columbus Athenauem venue in Ohio, and I look forward to serving as wedding officiant for many more happy brides and grooms. Thanks for stopping by my website!      

Tessa & Dustin! The Columbus Athenaeum

Here we are in downtown Columbus, Ohio, on a beautiful day. We could use more days like this now. As the wedding officiant for Tessa & Dustin, I had a marvelous time celebrating with them on their big day. Their ceremony took place inside The Columbus Athenaeum, which offers the advantage of photographs in the city. The Renaissance Hotel is very close to The Athenaeum, so a shot like this one (above) becomes possible. Pretty cool, huh?

In this shot I am privileged to pose for a moment with this lovely couple. Tessa & Dustin look very happy and I am so glad for them!

Lastly, Tessa & Dustin share a kiss to celebrate their new union as husband and wife. Tessa & Dustin I wish you many years of God's Best and all the blessings of love and marriage together for all your years!

The photographs in this entry are courtesy of Red Gallery Photography and the fine work of Clay Justice and Lisa Hernandez. They are not only outstanding artists but very kind people as well. I encourage a visit to their website by following the link provided or give them a call at 614-794-1113.