Each week, we feature a couple from our latest issue.
Maranda Amornyard West and Patrick West threw a “classic romance”-themed wedding that is reminiscent of their proposal story, which reads almost like something out of “Sleepless in Seattle.” After meeting through a dating site and courting for just over two years, Maranda was finishing up an externship in New Jersey and New York. Two weeks before Maranda’s graduation, Patrick traveled to help her pack for her return to Ohio. After spending a day in the Big Apple, the couple travelled to the top of the Empire State Building, where Patrick surprised her with a ring.
During their wedding, Maranda and Patrick were sure to recognize the family members who couldn’t share in the day with them, making personal dedications in their memory. The couple says that the dedications and seeing their families were the most memorable parts of the day, aside from walking down the aisle.
Fun fact: Maranda’s sister, Mindy Ettish, got married just five months prior to Maranda. You can check out her wedding right here on the blog next week!
Wedding date: Oct. 21, 2017
Wedding colors: Blush and navy
Attendants: Three bridesmaids, three groomsmen and a junior groomsman
Bride wore: Allure gown from Elegant Bride (now permanently closed), shoes from BHLDN and a family veil and accessories
Hair: The Spa at River Ridge
Groom wore: Suit purchased from Balani Custom Clothiers
Rings: Worthington Jewelers
Rehearsal dinner: Marcella’s
Ceremony: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
Reception: The Ohio State University Faculty Club
Cake: The Flour Pot Cakes
Florist: The Flowerman Columbus
Photographer: Dan Buckley Photography
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Reception tunes: Josh Staley Productions
First dance: “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran
Guest favors: Caricatures by John Bailey created caricatures of guests for them to take home
Registries: Macy’s, Williams Sonoma and Wanderable
Guests stayed at: Hyatt Regency Columbus and SpringHill Suites OSU
Honeymoon: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic