Each week, we feature a couple from our latest issue.
Mindy and Damian Ettish have a love that stretches across the oceans. The couple met at a boat race in London, where Mindy was studying abroad and Damian was living at the time, and they continued to date when Mindy returned to Ohio and Damian went home to South Africa. Following an extremely long-distance relationship, Damian’s move to Ohio and a storybook proposal at the Cape of Good Hope—starring a ring Damian had commissioned in South Africa—the couple started planning their very personal ceremony.
Though they married in Columbus, Mindy and Damian’s wedding was filled with South African details. Their rings were handmade there, the guests received wooden animals from South Africa as favors and the national flower, king protea, was present in the bouquets and centerpieces.
Wedding date: May 20, 2017
Wedding colors: Blush, ivory and gold
Attendants: Five bridesmaids and three groomsmen
Bride wore: A Pronovias gown from White of Dublin, kate spade new york shoes and accessories from her mother
Hair: The Spa at River Ridge
Groom wore: Suit purchased from Macy’s
Rings: Handmade by Emma Anne Jewellery in South Africa
Rehearsal dinner: The Pearl
Cake: The Suisse Shop
Florist: The Flowerman
Photographer: Dan Buckley Photography
Invitations: Rachel Marvin Creative
Reception tunes: Josh Staley Productions
First dance: “You and Me” by Lifehouse
Guest favors: Carved wooden animals from South Africa
Registries: Macy’s, Williams Sonoma and Wanderable
Guests stayed at: Crowne Plaza Columbus-Downtown and Hyatt Regency Columbus
Sunday brunch: Seventh Son Brewing Co.
Honeymoon: Negril, Jamaica