Each week, we feature a couple from our latest issue.
Weddings come with a lot of traditions that, in many ways, can make your big day feel a bit formulaic. But many couples also look for ways to shake up those traditions and try something different.
Such was the case for Allisen and Tony Morgan, who will celebrate their one-year anniversary this Sunday. At their reception, rather than a traditional guest book, they set out wine and liquor bottles on each table for their guests to sign with permanent markers. And they swapped the now-ubiquitous photo booth with a caricature artist from About Faces Entertainment. The drawings served as entertainment and favors.
One element, though unconventional, was not planned. Two days before the wedding, The Morgans’ limousine company called to say that the limo was no longer available. To compensate for this, the company sent a Chanel-themed party bus. “Initially, I was extremely upset,” Allisen recalls. “But my bridesmaids immediately lifted my spirits by letting me know how hilarious and fun this would be.” She has us thinking … maybe party buses should be a new tradition!
Wedding date: Sept. 17, 2016
Wedding colors: Teal, gray and purple
Bride wore: A Madeline Gardner dress purchased from Universe Bridal and Prom, and shoes from Von Maur.
Hair and makeup: Makeup by Studio Elements and hair by East Main Salon & Spa
Groom wore: A tuxedo from Romanoff’s Classic Tuxedo
Rings: Engagement ring from Lloyds Jewelers; the bride’s wedding band came from Ashcroft and Oak and the groom’s came from the Etsy shop CleanCastingJewelry.
Rehearsal dinner: Allisen’s home
Ceremony: The Kelton House
Reception: Lindey’s Restaurant and Bar
Cake: A fresh strawberry cake from Golden Delight Bakery
Florist: Madison House Designs
Photographer: Together We Click
Reception tunes: Kevin Clark of Brass Tracks Band
First dance: “I Will Follow You Into the Dark” by Death Cab for Cutie
Guest favors: Caricature drawings from About Faces Entertainment
Registries: Crate & Barrel, Macy’s, Amazon, Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, Sur la Table, Kohl’s and MyRegistry.com
Favorite gift: Everything!
Transportation: Champion Limousine Service
Guests stayed at: Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU