View Slideshow Real Wedding: Beth & Joe Loeffin When Joe, who's in global procurement, proposed to Beth, a nurse, on the beach in Aruba, their previous destination wedding talk became an easy decisionóthe wedding would have to be as tropical as the engagement. The Columbus couple was married a year later on May 20, 2011, at an ocean side resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The orchid-themed, barefoot wedding in the sand was perfectly them, Beth says. "But a lot of our family couldn't make the trip," she adds. "We wanted to make sure we had a way to include them in the celebration." So a month later, they held another orchid-inspired reception near a different body of water, overlooking the Scioto River at North Bank Park.