Each week, we feature a couple from our latest issue.
For this week’s married duo, we think you’d be hard pressed to find a couple that better deserves the title “lovebirds.”
On the night Danielle proposed to Ashlynn—a story you might recall from our last issue’s proposal feature, also available here— the pair snuck into the bald eagle exhibit during Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Then, nearly two years later at their wedding, the Maludys capped their ceremony with a dove release to symbolize their eternal love.
While the doves at first needed “a little encouragement,” as Danielle recalls—who could blame them for wanting to stay and celebrate with the newlyweds?—they eventually took wing as intended. Happy belated anniversary, Ashlynn and Danielle … we hope your love continues to soar to new heights.
Wedding date: Oct. 8, 2016
Wedding colors: Sangria and cranberry
Attendants: 10 bridesmaids, a ring bearer and three flower girls
Bride wore: Ashlynn wore a Mikaella gown from LUXEredux Bridal, shoes from David’s Bridal and jewelry from Etsy; Danielle wore a Stella York gown purchased from Elegant Bride, shoes from DSW and jewelry from Blue Nile.
Hair and makeup: 1820 Collective
Rings: Engagement ring and wedding bands from Leo Alfred Jewelers
Rehearsal dinner: Spageddies in Hilliard (now closed, sadly)
Ceremony: WatersEdge Event Center
Reception: WatersEdge Event Center
Florist: Madison House Designs
Photographer: Brett Loves Elle Photography
Videographer: Brett Loves Elle Photography
Reception tunes: House DJ
First dance: “Feels Like Home” by Chantal Kreviazuk
Guest favors: Homemade chocolate chip and M&M cookies
Registries: Bed Bath & Beyond and Zola
Favorite gift: A framed wedding invitation and “Mrs. and Mrs.” wine glasses
Guests stayed at: Hilton Garden Inn
Honeymoon: Costa Rica