Each week, we feature a couple from our latest issue
For everyone who says Tinder is only good for one thing, Michelle and Justin Morrison are here to prove you wrong. The two met via the dating app, and although Justin “almost backed out of [the] first date,” they both say it was love at first sight. (Or was it first swipe?)
During a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend in an Amish Country cabin, Justin played Kodaline’s “The One” and invited Michelle to slow-dance with him inside a heart made of tea lights and sprinkled with rose petals. During the dance, he pulled the ring out of the petals and popped the question.
“We had talked about getting married many times, but I loved that I was still surprised when he actually got down on one knee,” says Michelle. “How could I say no?”
After a short engagement—“Only three months!” exclaims Michelle—the couple proved everyone wrong once more by having a Friday the 13th wedding where “good luck was on our side,” says Michelle. It was officiated by Justin’s best friend from childhood, and the couple wrote personal wedding vows.
Other adorable details included Michelle’s father’s socks, which said, “Of all our walks, this is my favorite,” and the couple’s wedding hashtag: #singlenomorrison. Michelle, a graphic designer, also created their wedding website with a matching URL. We also loved the newlyweds’ gift to their attendants: Michelle gave her bridesmaids gift certificates to Massage Envy (“for putting up with me,” she says with a laugh) and Justin’s groomsmen received wooden watches and miniature, monogrammed whiskey barrels.
Wedding date: May 13, 2016
Wedding colors: Mint and gray (the theme was “mint to be!”)
Attendants: Four bridesmaids, four groomsmen and a junior bridesmaid
Bride wore: Allure Bridal gown and a veil from Henri’s Cloud Nine; (new) shoes from eBay and jewelry from Charming Charlie
Hair and makeup: Makeup by freelance artist Samantha LoScudo, hair by Maggie Simcic at Max the Salon
Groom wore: Tuxedo rented from Xedo.com
Rings: Jared the Galleria of Jewelry
Rehearsal dinner: The Walrus
Ceremony: The Loft at Dock580
Reception: The Loft at Dock580
Cake: Instead of cake, the newlyweds served doughnuts from The Little Donut Shop in the University District and Rice Krispie treats from Worth Bakery in Olde Towne East
Florist: The Flowerman
Photographer: Kimberly Potterf Photography
Invitations: Designed by the bride
Reception tunes: Diamond Entertainment
First dance: Ray LaMontagne’s “You Are The Best Thing”
Registries: Target and Amazon
Favorite gift: Michelle’s mother bought her wedding dress, which Michelle says is her favorite gift!
Transportation: Bexley Beat
Guests stayed at: Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square
Honeymoon: The Morrisons traveled to Boulders Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, for hiking and a hot air balloon ride; they also visited the Grand Canyon and Sedona.