Each week, we feature a couple from our latest issue.
Amy Murawski got a little something extra when she was “talked into” a personal training package at LA Fitness in January 2011. She was paired with Steve, and the rest, as they say, is history.
The pair got together after Amy invited Steve to go on a run outside of their personal training sessions, so it seems only fitting that he proposed during a jaunt on the Olentangy Trail in July 2014. Mid-run, he grabbed some pre-placed chalk from the side of the path and wrote on the pavement, “Will you marry me?”
After Amy said yes, the couple headed to Whetstone Park of Roses; there, Steve had laid out a picnic by the fountain. He included yellow roses as part of the ambiance, knowing that Amy wanted yellow to be one of their wedding colors.
On the big day, which featured a rustic, romantic theme, Steve and Amy had a special dance to honor her grandparents, who were celebrating their 60th anniversary the following month. But the most memorable moment, Amy says, was their first look in the beautifully styled alley next to Via Vecchia.
Wedding date: April 24, 2015
Wedding colors: Gray and yellow with light pink accents
Attendants: Five bridesmaids, four groomsmen, a flower girl and a ring bearer
Bride wore: Allure gown and a veil from Wendy’s Bridal, Kate Spade shoes and jewelry from Etsy
Hair and makeup: Hair by Mary Kay consultant Ashley Kirk, hair by Brooke Henderson and Anita Susi at Salon Lofts in Pickerington
Groom wore: Suit rented from American Commodore Tuxedo
Rings: Diamond Cellar
Rehearsal dinner: Bravo Cucina Italiana
Ceremony: Via Vecchia Winery
Reception: Via Vecchia Winery
Caterer: Catering by Scott
Cake: Catering by Scott provided cupcakes, a small wedding cake for the couple and a full dessert table, including chocolate-covered strawberreis
Florist: Madison House Designs
Photographer: Hillary Ferguson Photography
Photo booth: Via Vecchia Winery
Invitations: Avant-Garde Impressions
Reception tunes: Midwest DJ Pro
First dance: Brad Paisley’s “She’s Everything”
Registries: Sur La Table and Crate & Barrel
Favorite gift: A one-night stay at a Hocking Hills Cabin; the couple used it to celebrate their first anniversary
Transportation: Cardinal Transportation
Guests stayed at: Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square
Honeymoon: Excellence Resort in Playa Mujeres, Mexico