Each week, we feature a couple from our latest issue.

Like many couples, Paige and Alexander Toussant first met at work … but things take a twist after that.

“We didn’t go out on a first date until three days before he left to go into the Peace Corps for two years,” explains Paige. “So we dated long-distance, used Gchat and Skype constantly, visited occasionally and traveled to some great places—Thailand, Spain, Morocco—while he was away.”

Alexander’s proposal was less than conventional, as well.

“I had been hoping for a proposal for a while, and so every time he asked me to go on a walk or do something out of the ordinary, I’d run upstairs and quickly try to look glamorous,” Paige says. “Instead of a proposal, we took a lot of uneventful walks.” After several months of faking herself out, Paige inadvertently thwarted Alexander’s actual proposal plans.

Paige’s parents were visiting, and Alexander wanted to pop the question just before they arrived, so Paige could share her joy with them. Instead, Paige opted to go shopping with a friend.

“He proposed the next day, after we watched our favorite TV show, ate our favorite dinner and he went into the kitchen to get dessert,” Paige says. “It was magical and amazing, and I was completely surprised.”

Photos: Dan Buckley Photography

The Details

Wedding date: May 16, 2015

Wedding colors: Charcoal and coral

Attendants: Five bridesmaids, a bridesman and five groomsmen

Bride wore: Justin Alexander gown and a veil from European Bridal, Kate Spade shoes and family jewelry

Hair and makeup: Simply Makeup & Hair

Groom wore: J.Crew ensemble

Rings: Ritani and Brilliant Earth

Rehearsal dinner: Strongwater Food and Spirits

Ceremony: High Line Car House

Reception: High Line Car House

Caterer: Two Caterers; food trucks provided snacks during the reception

Cake: The Suisse Shop

Florist: Sunny Meadows Flower Company

Photographer: Dan Buckley Photography

Photo booth: The Awesomatic

Invitations: Whim and Proper

Reception tunes: Capitol City Sound

First dance: John Legend’s “All of Me”

Registries: Crate and Barrel, West Elm and Bed Bath and Beyond

Favorite gift: Handwritten notes from guests

Transportation: OSU Transportation and car2go

Guests stayed at: The Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel and the Blackwell

Honeymoon: Italy