Though they both attended Ohio University, Elizabeth and Ryan didn't meet until 2 years later, during a weekend getaway with mutual friends in Athens, Ohio. Two years after that, while celebrating their anniversary, Ryan proposed during a lakeside walk. The couple tried to incorporate their theme of corks and pearls wherever they could on the wedding day. "My wedding shoes decorated with rhinestones and pearls were the biggest attraction," says Elizabeth, who also carried a bouquet featuring pearls, feathers and rhinestones. "We personalized the table numbers by lighting wine bottles with LED string lights, making the bottles stand out as the evening set in," she says. A favorite moment of Elizabeth's was when Ryan surprised her with a horse carriage ride right before the reception started. "It was great to spend a little bit of time with just each other since the day passed so fast!"
Photographer: Hillary Ferguson Photography
Bride's gown: Wendy's Bridal
Tuxedos: Men's Wearhouse
Reception: Pinnacle Golf Club
Cake: Sauer Cakes