A Romantic, Elegant Ballroom Wedding at Grand Oaks Event & Business Center in Grove City, Ohio

With spiral crystal chandeliers and white drapery touching every corner of the ceiling, this romantic ballroom wedding embodied elegance in a palette

With spiral crystal chandeliers and white drapery touching every corner of the ceiling, this romantic ballroom wedding embodied elegance in a palette of pink, black and whites hues, just as Kyra Hopkins (25 and a registered dietitian) and Wil Longsdorf (28 and a personal trainer) had envisioned. The ceremony and reception took place at Grand Oaks Event & Business Center in Grove City, Ohio, beautifully captured by Asteria Photography. At the ceremony, ivory hydrangea bunches were tied to the ends of white folding chairs, and the couple shared their first kiss in front of a white grand fireplace. Kyra picked out an ivory wedding dress with an illusion neckline, accented bodice and tulle skirt, which was designed by Watters & Watters. The reception that followed was held inside the venue’s ballroom, with ivory-dressed dining tables set with silver dinnerware that were positioned underneath the intricate ceiling decor. Although the ballroom reception screamed elegance, one of our favorite details was back at the ceremony -- the mantel decorated in an English garden style of ivory lilies, roses and hydrangeas accented with lush greenery. “The ceremony decor was very important to me because of how long I waited to marry my groom,” Kyra says. “I wanted that moment to feel elegant and fairy-tale-like.”

Round-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Silver Betsey Johnson Flats With Crystals
Kyra wore an ivory wedding dress with an illusion neckline, which buttoned up from the back. The bodice was intricately decorated on the front and had a tulle skirt. She wore her hair in an updo bun, which had an ivory headband wrapped about it.
The flower girl walked down the aisle during the ceremony, holding her white basket that matched her ivory long-sleeved dress accented with fur. She wore a headband embellished with a single flower and wore bright red shoes, giving the outfit a pop of color.
At the ceremony, white folding chairs lining the aisle were decorated with hydrangea bunches. "The ceremony decor was very important to me because of how long I waited to marry my groom," Kyra says. "I wanted that moment to feel elegant and fairy-tale-like."
Kyra wore an ivory wedding dress with an illusion neckline, accented bodice and a tulle skirt. "I chose the Jacinda dress by Watters & Watters," Kyra says. "As soon as I saw this dress, I knew it was perfect. It was so comfortable and light, I was able to dance all night and feel great!"
The couple shared their first kiss as a married couple during the indoor ceremony at Grand Oaks Event & Business Center in Grove City, Ohio. They stood in front of the white fireplace, which was decorated with an assortment of ivory hydrangeas, roses and lilies accented with greenery.
"For the reception decor, I used ivory damask tablecloths," Kyra says. "I loved these because they were classic and had a touch of silver sheen to them, which worked nicely with my silver charger plates. I wanted our centerpieces to feature a lot of candlelight, and I chose low floral arrangements with white roses, Sahara roses, dusty miller, hydrangeas and baby's breath."
Simple Black and White Seating Chart
Inside the ballroom reception, the ceiling was intricately decorated with ivory linens draping from the middle of the room to the outside corners. The linens were intertwined with string lights, which shone through the fabric. A long chandelier hung in the middle of the room, with a downward spiral of crystal beads.
The ivory wedding cake had four identical tiers that were separated by ivory and pink rose arrangements between the layers. On the top of the cake was a black depiction of a bride and a groom with their dog.
At the reception, Kyra and Wil shared their first dance together inside the dimly lit ballroom area, which was illuminated by the string lights hung from the ceiling. Guests watched from their dining tables dressed in ivory tablecloths that were set with silver dinnerware.