A Classic, Romantic Wedding at Vue in Columbus, Ohio

Brenda Rindler (28, a medical device sales representative) and Alonzo Jefferson (23, a medical assistant) met after the fireworks on the 4th of July i

Brenda Rindler (28, a medical device sales representative) and Alonzo Jefferson (23, a medical assistant) met after the fireworks on the 4th of July in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Once the show was over, the two caught each other’s attention as Brenda was on her way to a nearby bar. Alonzo followed Brenda inside and offered to buy her a drink, and so the fireworks continued to spark from there. The couple had been dating for three years when Alonzo decided to propose to Brenda. They were traveling to North Carolina to visit Alonzo’s sick aunt, and after seeing his entire family, took Brenda and his daughter out to a nice dinner. They were seated at a table with a white rose arrangement (the only table with a centerpiece) but Brenda thought nothing of it. After dinner was finished, Alonzo and his daughter gave Brenda a card that asked her to be apart of their family. The couple had their wedding ceremony at Trinity Baptist Church, which was where they attended service and wanted to raise they own children in. The reception was held at Vue, an open space with polished concrete floors, wooden walls and an exposed ductwork ceiling. Rustic centerpieces made of wooden branches with hanging glass terrariums were placed on beige covered tables, surrounded by tea lights that created an elegant vibe. Wine barrels were constructed into tables to be used for different purposes, from the gift and remembrance tables to what held up the four-tiered cake with delicious flavor.

Ivory Bridal Shoes with Lace
Brenda held a lush bouquet of white and red daisies, roses and orchids accented with green succulents.
Back of Ivory Lace Wedding Dress
Ivory Flower Girl Dress with Belt
“We chose Trinity Baptist Church to get married because it is where we attend church every Sunday, and it is the church we intend on raising our children in,” says Brenda. “We love our pastor and our church family and we both would not get married anywhere else!”
“We put simple arrangements on the pews, two larger arrangements on either side of the altar with candelabras and our unity candle in the center,” says Brenda. “We had a white aisle runner and the flower girl threw deep red rose petals on it. It was simple, minimalistic and yet pretty.”
“I had five bridesmaids, and they all wore different dresses and different colors,” says Brenda. “I wanted each of them to be comfortable and like what they were wearing, so it didn’t really matter to me what style of dress they wore.”
Brenda stood in the middle of the groomsmen, who all wore gray suits with a matching bow tie.
Brenda stood with Alonzo's niece, who was the flower girl. “The gown I chose was a mermaid style with a ruche bodice and a very full bottom,” says Brenda. “The gown was strapless but came with a little lace bolero that buttoned up the back.”
Romantic Shot Between Happy Couple
Classic Shot of Married Couple
Wedding Reception at Vue Venue
“As far as the reception goes, we chose the venue because we wanted a downtown, modern, rustic yet chic space,” says Brenda. “The Vue offered this with the exposed ductwork in the ceiling, polished concrete floors, and wooden feature wall.”
Small bottles of champagne had name tags and table numbers tied to the top. These served as both wedding favors and escort cards.
“I took Manzanita trees to my florist and discussed how we would decorate them,” says Brenda. “I wanted them to look elegant and earthy, so we decided to cover Styrofoam with moss and then add in succulents, bear grass and fiddleheads to tie in with the other flowers.”
Couple Having Fun on Dance Floor
The four-tiered ivory wedding cake was decorated with daisies and roses, and was positioned on top of a gold stand.
Black Sign with Sparklers for Reception Exit