How to Have an Elegant European-Inspired Wedding in Ohio


It’s no secret that the French countryside has inspired elegant European wedding vibes in the United States. Not only have I found the perfect wedding venue for your romantic wedding, but I’ve also included a few staple tips to help you pull of the European vibes!

If you’re like me, you’ve probably dreamed your whole life of a beautiful European-inspired wedding… but you’re probably from Ohio, and your budget doesn’t cover plane tickets across the Atlantic Ocean.

Lucky for you, I’ve found the perfect elegant European-inspired wedding venue in Ohio, and it’s calling your name!

Front of Laurel Court elegant European-inspired wedding venue in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Documentary outdoor whimsical styled shoot by Luxury Ohio Wedding Photographer Emma Grace Photography.

Welcome to Laurel Court in Cincinnati, Ohio

When I visited Laurel Court my jaw was to the floor the second I saw this beautiful estate. Built in 1902-1907, Laurel Court is an elegant European-inspired wedding venue in Hamilton County. The estate features a “grand staircase imported from Europe”, marble floors, a stunning music room, a beautiful atrium in the center of the home, and a gorgeous French garden.

Other ways to pull off a European-inspired wedding

Hire a wedding planner with a chic taste and good attention to detail

The immaculate styling and thought put into this event came from Brittany Meister with Heirloom Designs and Company. Her ability to execute a vision and surpass any creative expectation shows her dedication to her clients and her talent for designing weddings.

Hiring a wedding planner can ease stress during your engagement and help bring your elegant European-inspired wedding dreams to life.

Patterned high-quality linens and beautiful florals

You’d be surprised by how patterned linens can elevate your tablescapes. These patterned pink linens came from Camargo Events based in Cincinnati. These beautiful linens give the florals the spotlight they deserve warmed by glowy candlesticks and citrus fruits.

Consider an elegant champagne tower

Including chic details like a champagne-tower will surely cultivate elegant European-inspired wedding vibes. Not to mention it’s celebratory and a fun addition to your reception events!

Include romantic touches to your invitations

Your invites set the scene for your guests, so considering details like premium papers, soft colors, and romantic fonts will prepare your guests for a romantic European-inspired evening.

Find a photographer that will capture the rich tones and chic details of your wedding

And that’s where I come in… If you don’t know me, I’m Emma! I’m a wedding and elopement photographer based in Northwest Ohio, but I’m ready to fly to Europe (or Cincinnati) at any second. I specialize in capturing genuine moments that help you feel allllll the feels of your wedding day and the special memories in your life.

I’m a lover of nature, details, romance, adventure, and living a present life of mindfulness.

I would LOVE to capture your day and all of the elegant, European, garden, romantic moments of your wedding. Click here to reach out about your wedding or elopement!

Traveling wedding photgrapher Emma Grace Photo

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If you’d like to see more from this amazing day, click here to view my full gallery!

The lovely vendors that made this European-inspired day possible:

Planning & design: @heirloomdesignandcompany
Florals: @bountifluerfloralstudio
Dress: @lacebridalcouture
Paper: @heirloomdesignandcompany
Rentals: @camargoevents
Hair: @_stylesbynina_
Makeup: @la_prima_beauty
Cake: @aspoonfullasugar

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