Each week, we feature a couple from our latest issue.
Photo credit: Together We Click
Devin Conklin and JR Lynn celebrated their first anniversary on Monday; congratulations to them! They were wed in what Devin describes as a small and personal outdoor ceremony in the Dock580 courtyard. The evening featured a "vintage romance" theme, with lots of personal touches: Photos of the couple's grandparents, handmade chalkboard signs and table decorations, and a dessert bar to celebrate the newlyweds' love of finger desserts.
One of the most memorable moments of the evening, Devin says, was when one of her friends danced so hard that he split his pants. "It made everyone laugh, and we knew everyone was having a good time!"
Devin and JR met during fall quarter of Devin's freshman year at Ohio State University (JR was a sophomore). A mutual friend introduced them, and they dated for eight years before tying the knot in 2015.
To propose, JR took Devin on a hike through Brown County State Park in Indiana. "While hiking, JR stopped me and gave me a hug," Devin says. "The next thing I knew, he was down on one knee asking me to marry him!"
Wedding date: Oct. 24, 2015
Wedding colors: Plum, navy and gold
Attendants: Four bridesmaids, four groomsmen, a flower girl and a ring bearer
Bride wore: Wtoo gown from The Perfect Bride in Rocky River; shoes from Nordstrom and jewelry from Etsy
Hair and makeup: Hair by Luna Salon, makeup by a friend
Groom wore: Jos A. Banks and Men's Wearhouse apparel
Rings: Shane Co.
Rehearsal dinner: Carfanga's catered a dinner at Westgate Park
Cake: The Flour Pot Cakes
Photographer: Together We Click
Reception tunes: Mark Dantzer Productions
First dance: "Love Me Tender" by Elvis
Registries: Target and Bed Bath and Beyond
Favorite gift: A KitchenAid stand mixer
Guests stayed at: The Westin Columbus
Honeymoon: Melia Caribe Tropical in the Dominican Republic