Bohemian summer wedding in the Hocking Hills

July 3, 2021 | Their wedding may have taken place in the height of summer, but Emma (Schnell) and Colton Bloecher chose an autumnal palette for their boho-themed wedding this past 4th of July weekend. The pair met in 2015 during Colton’s senior year at Ohio Wesleyan University, where he was friends with Emma’s brother, Spencer.

“During an alumni weekend, [the three of us] spent a few days – and way too many beers – at tailgates, sporting events and neighborhood bars,” Emma says. “The rest, as they say, is history.

For their big day, the couple planned a weekend for them and their guests.

“Emma is an extremely thoughtful and detail-oriented person,” says Colton. “Every piece of the wedding and the weekend was thoughtfully designed, from the welcome baskets in the staterooms/rooms to the beer koozies included with the dinner place settings to allow her bridesmaids to choose the dresses in which they felt most comfortable But most of all, the most personal and special thing about our wedding was made possible by the venue, Crockett’s Run, where we booked all the cabins and lodges on the property so that our family and our closest friends could stay together, in one place, for the entire weekend.Having the accommodations, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception and after party all in one property made the task extremely easy for everyone, and for [Emma and me]made it possible to hang out with as many people as we humanly could, which was the most important thing for us.”

Emma calls her wedding to Colton “the best day of our lives”, adding that “although this marital commitment to each other would have been enough on its own, we cannot overstate the gratitude we have for our family, our friends and especially our vendors for helping bring the day to life,” she said. “We couldn’t have imagined a more perfect day.”


Ceremony and reception: Crockett’s Race

Catering and pastry: Espelette caterer

Planner: Meg Verticchio

Florist: Shaffer Creative Co.

Rentals:Lasting Impressions Event Rental and Mobile Bar Trailer

Ceremonial music: Roman fragasse

Cocktail and welcome music:The Wet Bandits

Photographer: Jess Cart Photography

Stationery store: and the Kaleigh Letters

Accommodation: Crockett’s Run and Holiday Inn Express Hocking Hills-Logan

Rehearsal dinner: Crockett’s Race

Bridal outfit: Watters de Luxe Redux Bridal dress, Madewell shoes, Paper Clay Co.

Cleaning/preservation of the gown:LA cleaners

Bridal hairstyle and makeup: Kelsey Rowley Hair and DB Professional Makeup Artistry

Groom’s attire: Suit by J.Crew, tie by Daisy and Oak Studio

Rings: Jared’s engagement ring, Alexis Russell’s wedding band, Blue Nile’s groom’s wedding band

Bridesmaids outfit: Clean dresses

Groomsmen attire: J.Crew sets

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