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Even though Hurricane Harvey hit hardest in the areas around the Gulf of Mexico, the wind and rain—aftereffects of the storm—stretched all the way to Columbus. For high school sweethearts Bailey and Ron Thorpe, the weather put a wrench in their plan for an outdoor wedding.

After moving the wedding inside to Strongwater Food & Spirits, where the reception was scheduled to take place, Bailey says the ceremony “turned out better than we thought it would have outside!”

From putting on her dress to her first looks with her dad, stepdad and husband, the ceremony was full with memorable moments for the bride. Her favorite special touch, Bailey says, was her “something old.”

“I created lockets to carry down the aisle with me on my bouquet of all of our grandparents who have passed away and were unable to be with us that day,” she says.

The Details

Wedding date: Sept. 2, 2017

Wedding colors: Purple, navy and neutral colors

Attendants: Six bridesmaids, five groomsmen, a ring bearer and a flower girl

Bride wore: A Watters gown and a veil from La Jeune Mariee, Vince Camuto shoes from Nordstrom and accessories from BHLDN

Hair: Blake Rose Salon & Spa

Groom wore: A suit purchased from Men’s Wearhouse and a tie from The Tie Bar

Rings: Blue Nile

Bridesmaids wore: Adrianna Papell dresses purchased from La Jeune Mariee Maids & Social Occasions (now Gilded Social) 

Groomsmen wore: Suits purchased from Men’s Wearhouse and ties from The Tie Bar

Rehearsal dinner: Local Roots

Ceremony: Strongwater Food & Spirits

Reception: Strongwater Food & Spirits

Caterer: In-house

Cake: The Cake Studio

Florist: Bear Roots Floral

Photographer: Together We Click

Photo booth: Josh Staley Productions

Videographer:  Together We Click

Invitations: Ink & Ivory

Reception tunes: Josh Staley Productions

First dance: “Die A Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett

Guest favors: Albanese Gummy Bears

Registries: Zola

Guests stayed at: DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Columbus Downtown

Sunday brunch: Nada

Honeymoon: A Californian road trip