Alexandra Kelley & Kevin Fox
Alexandra Kelley and Kevin Fox say "I do" at the Columbus Museum of Art.
Photo by Ely Brothers Photography
Alexandra Kelley, who runs Alexandra 477, a public relations firm, married Kevin Fox on June 4 at the Columbus Museum of Art.
Kelley met Fox, whom she calls “a charismatic, ambitious, outrageously funny human being who doubles as my best friend,” several years ago at Easy Street Cafe in German Village. When Fox, vice president and creative director at GSW Worldwide, decided to propose last year, he hatched quite a plan. The couple had scheduled a trip to Madrid, Spain, where Kelley spent summers working and studying, beginning as a high school student. Fox popped the question at a 16th-century park that holds special meaning for her. “It’s my favorite place in the world,” she says. “Kevin memorized how to propose in Spanish. I speak Spanish and he doesn’t, so he said it really quickly in English to make sure he said it right,” she says, laughing.
The bride took wedding planning in stride since she organizes events for a living. “I wanted our wedding to be filled with art and music and creative expression,” she says. Kelley flew to Los Angeles for a consultation at the showroom of famed wedding gown designer Monique Lhuillier, who recently designed actress Reese Witherspoon’s pale pink wedding gown. Kelley walked away with a vibrant red dress, inspired by her love of Spanish culture. “I didn’t carry flowers or wear a veil,” she adds. (The couple had a no-gift request and instead of giving guests party favors, Kelley and Fox made donations to several local nonprofits.)
Kelley says she loved getting ready with her mother and attendants at the Victorian Village Guest House. “We camped out there all day eating food from Spinelli’s Deli, listening to flamenco and Michael Jackson and getting our hair done by Virtue Vegan Salon,” she says.
Kelley says her most poignant moment from the day was seeing family members getting together. “I wasn’t sure how our guests, who come from all walks of life and all parts of the country, would get along. I saw people hugging that I never thought I’d see hug,” she says. “I saw forgiveness and love and light and peace. To think our wedding caused this is deeply moving.”
After a honeymoon to France and Italy, the couple resides in Columbus.