Each week, we feature a couple from our latest issue.
At first glance, the beauty of Missy and Ethan Nordberg’s Christmas-themed wedding is undeniable. So imagine our surprise when we learned that the couple planned their entire, stunning wedding in just five short months!
The pair first met at a singles table of a wedding in Rye, New York—Missy was friends with the bride and Ethan with the groom. They went on their first date the following Saturday, and Ethan proposed one year later.
“My advice to all single gals is to embrace the ‘no-plus-one invite,’ ” Missy says. “Although it may be annoying to go stag, you might just find your soulmate. I did!”
As for the big day, Missy especially recalls the beauty of the First Church Choir, which sang four pieces. “The music was overwhelmingly breathtaking,” she says. “It felt like a royal wedding!”
If you ask us, it sure looked like one, too.
Wedding date: Dec. 5, 2015
Wedding colors: Winter green, dark plum, maroon and ivory
Attendants: A maid of honor and a best man
Bride wore: Reem Acra gown from Saks Fifth Avenue in New York, a borrowed Reem Acra veil and Jimmy Choo shoes
Hair and makeup: Makeup by Meg Morosco of Makeup Artistry by Meg, hair by Michelle Buzaki of Salon Lofts
Groom wore: Tuxedo purchased from Suitsupply
Rings: Private jeweler in New York
Rehearsal dinner: The Guild House
Ceremony: First Congregational Church
Reception: The Westin Columbus
Cake: Miam Cakes
Florist: Ashby Floral Boutique
Photographer: Style & Story Creative
Videographer: Style & Story Creative
Consultant: Meleka Joliff of MMJ Events
Invitations: Ink and Ivory
Reception tunes: Perfect 10 Band, of Atlanta, GA
First dance: “All I Ask of You,” from “The Phantom of the Opera”
Guest favors: Christopher Radko-inspired tree ornaments
Registry: Scully and Scully
Guests stayed at: The Westin Columbus and Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph
Honeymoon: St. John in the Virgin Islands