Classic, Sweet Sophistication with all the Girly Touches at the Renaissance Columbus



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Amanda Pudlicki brought a sweet sophistication to her wedding day that was unrivaled.  The day began at the Renaissance Hotel, downtown Columbus (3rd St and Gay St).  Amanda's wedding party of five was intimate and personal. GoodeHair's Shannon Goode arrived at 11a with a finish time of 2p.  Starting a little later in the morning allowed for everyone to get a good night's rest and wake up refreshed and ready to go.

I'm sure Amanda wouldn't mind if I told her story about the arrival at the Renaissance.  Amanda checked in at the front desk and they welcomed her, gave her the run down and handed over her room card.  There was some sort of mix up with the room and she ended up back at the front desk to resolve the issue.  They in turn upgraded her to the executive suite.  The executive suite has quite a spread and is a beautiful and spacious area to prepare for a wedding day.  


I arrived at 11a and found a perfect place next to the wall of windows at the desk.  This allowed for the perfect amount of lighting and space to arrange my things perfectly for the styling tools and products that would be used.  


Hairstyling would soon begin for the beautiful bride, her two bridesmaids, flower girl and mother.  I began styling hair for the bride, as she wanted to be first.  She would wear her medium length hair in a fashion-forward,  classic with a twist and a touch of sweet sophistication bun.  The bun would reside on top of her head and was full but not overwhelming.  It was gorgeous.  Amanda looked absolutely stunning with her hair pulled up in this amazing updo. 


Soon after her hair was finished, Angela Culver of ARC Artistry arrived and was ready to artfully enhance the beautiful faces.  Angela is a fresh breath of air.  She is a makeup artist in Columbus, Ohio and likes doing weddings.  Angela would begin on Amanda as I would continue styling hair for the bridesmaids.


This early September wedding was stunning and every bit as awesome as planned.  From the metallic dresses and accessories to the pastel flowers.  



Amanda's hair trial was late March and she knew exactly what she wanted.  She had a vision and we were ready to make that happen for her.  


Amanda surprised me a few weeks after her wedding with a most precious thank you card.  Thank you, Amanda for letting me be part of your wedding day.  You were a stunning bride.  I was honored to be able to do my part in creating a dreamy wedding day look for you!

Happily ever after indeed.  Congratulations Amanda (Puklicki) McDonald!  A stunning bride and a perfectly amazing wedding day will forever be among our favorite!


A perfectly amazing wedding day deserves it's credit!  Check out Amanda's vendors here.

Amanda's most breath taking dress came from Gabriele Bridal in Westerville, Ohio.  She says, "They are absolutely wonderful!" This is what I found on their site and it says it well: "where elegance, style and grace await you in an authentic European atmosphere. Our beautiful collections of bridal gowns, formal and evening wear, coupled with considerate attention to personalized service and detail, make your visit to Gabrielé an unforgettable experience.Gabrielé Dörr"


Flowers came from Flowers on High in Worthington.  Flowers on High is a very popular destination for flowers in Columbus, Ohio.  Flowers on High comes highly recommended and brides just rave about them.


Photography credit: Gibson Photographics   Clearly they rocked the house with these out-of-this-world photos.  Hello!!  Amanda says they were "Phenomenal"!  Nothing like an honest referral from a bride who has experienced the service.  This is what I found on their site: 

"Serving Columbus, Ohio and surrounding areas. (Available for travel) We truly specialize in wedding photography, and promise to provide you with impeccable skill and service. We promise wonderful and gently guided professionalism throughout your entire day! We have over 8 years of experience and hundreds of weddings and events to be proud of! Multiple award winners of the Bride's Choice Award, and extremely proud of holding the Hall of Fame spot for 2015. Please take a moment to view galleries, and info on this page! For further wedding photography highlights in Columbus, Ohio please visit and "like" our Facebook page ..."  Check them out!


The wedding day cake came from: Sauer Cakes  They are a Knot best of weddings award winner, as well as a Wedding Wire rated service.  Check them out!

Such an honor it is to work alongside of such talented venues and service to provide the best to Central Ohio Brides.

GoodeHair brides rock my world!!


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