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

Whitney and Evan Nieto’s relationship, if you’ll excuse a mild paraphrase of Katy Perry, has been hot and it’s cold … but not at all in the way you might think.

A year and a half before their chic outdoor wedding at Irongate Equestrian Center last summer, Whitney and Evan sat inside on a cold Christmas with Whitney’s family. Evan worked with Whitney’s father to blindfold all of the girls for a surprise. They removed the blindfolds from everyone except the bride-to-be, and then, in front of the whole family, Evan popped the question. Pretty cool, if you ask us.

As for the hot part? The pair—who met while Whitney was playing league volleyball at Flannagan’s, where Evan worked—took it back to the sand with a trip to warm and sunny Cancun.

The Details

Wedding date: June 25, 2016    

Wedding colors: Champagne, gold and white

Bride wore: A Stella York gown from Elegant Bride, shoes from Macy’s, a necklace from Jared, the Galleria of Jewelry, and an heirloom bracelet.

Hair and makeup: Shaylyn Ford

Groom wore: Men’s Wearhouse

Rings: Kay Jewelers

Rehearsal dinner: New Albany Links Golf Course

Ceremony and reception: Irongate Equestrian Center

Caterer and cake: Catering by Scott

Florist: Prema Designs

Photographer: Hillary Ferguson Photography

Consultant: Laurie Worly at Irongate

Invitations: Avant-Garde Impressions

Reception tunes: Midwest DJ Pro

First dance: “Our Song” by Elton John

Registries: Macy’s and Bed Bath and Beyond

Guests stayed at: Courtyard by Marriot New Albany and Hampton Inn New Albany

Sunday brunch: Courtyard by Marriott

Honeymoon: Cancun