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!

The Details

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

Caterer: In-house

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