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

Before we dive into this week’s real wedding, please join us in congratulating the couple we’re featuring; they will celebrate their first wedding anniversary this Sunday. Kudos, Jared and Wendy!

You could definitely say the pair had great chemistry from the start: Jared was Wendy’s organic chemistry tutor while they were undergrad students at Heidelberg University. Post-graduation, Wendy headed to Philadelphia, while Jared went to medical school at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies. It was there, while Wendy was visiting—on their favorite beach, on a romantic night—that Jared asked Wendy to marry him.

Seven months later, the pair recited the vows they had written themselves; Wendy says Jared’s were what she remembers most about the wedding.

“It was brief and direct, but emotional—just like him,” she says.

The Details

Wedding date: June 11, 2016

Wedding colors: Navy, rose and tan

Attendants: Three bridesmaids and two groomsmen

Bride wore: Gown and veil from Wendy’s Bridal, shoes from Macy’s, jewelry from Etsy

Hair and makeup: Bride did her own makeup; hair by Spa at River Ridge

Groom wore: Men’s Wearhouse tuxedo

Rings: Rogers Jewelers

Rehearsal dinner: Mezzo

Ceremony: Zen Garden at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Reception: Atrium at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Caterer: Two Caterers

Cake: Debra Woody

Florist: Hilliard Floral Design

Photographer: Lambert Photographs

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Reception tunes: Ton Ingham

First dance: “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton, complete with a choreographed routine by Invitation to Dance

Registries: Macy’s and Bed Bath and Beyond

Favorite gift: Henckels knife set

Guests stayed at: Columbus Marriott Northwest

Sunday brunch: Jared’s mother’s house

Honeymoon: Tour of Arizona and surrounding national parks