Celebrating couples from our most recent issue.
Today we're introducing something new on the blog: A series recognizing the anniversaries of couples featured in the most recent issue of the magazine. Today we're honoring two couples: Lindsay and Calloway Robertson and Whitney and Travis Schaffer; both couples are celebrating their first anniversaries today. To the Robertsons and Schaffers, we hope you enjoy this look back on your wedding days!
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Lindsay and Calloway's ceremony took place at Brookside Country Club, with "the wedding tree" as their ceremony backdrop, on Calloway's parents' wedding anniversary. Lindsay's flower girls (her nieces) eschewed traditional blooms, instead carrying goldfish in their baskets during their walk down the aisle.
The reception that followed, also at the country club, featured a "classic chic" theme, with crisp white linens, navy napkins, white hydrangea and tiered candle centerpieces. Guests dined on balsamic grilled chicken breast, filet of beef, Parmesan and herb risotto and haricots verts, followed by dessert from Our CupCakery.
The evening ended with a sparkler send-off and a surprise getaway car: A 1960s Rolls Royce that Lindsay's father arranged for the newlyweds.
Photo credit: Forget Me Knot Photography
Meanwhile, at the Barn at the Meadows in Orrville, Ohio, Whitney and Travis were saying "I do" in their own unique way: The pair planted a "unity tree" during their ceremony, using soil gathered from all the special places in Whitney and Travis' lives.
The rustic-chic reception took place on-site, featuring a down-home barbecue menu prepared by the couple's family. Pulled pork, chicken, cornbread, coleslaw, green beans, red potatoes, grape salad and applesauce…we're drooling just thinking about all that savory goodness! Family also prepared the wedding cake for dessert.
And how cute is this: the Schaffers' first dance was to "I See the Light," from Disney's "Tangled." The movie played a key role in Travis' proposal; he took Whitney out to a pond on her family's property and paddled out in a canoe to set off a paper lantern, a la the film. When Whitney said yes, both of their families came out of the woods, lighting lanterns of their own and even some fireworks!