Each week, we feature a couple from our latest issue.

Pamela and Michael Engbert first met through mutual friends in college, but it wasn't until they reconnected nine years later that sparks started to fly. When Michael realized Pamela was The One, he packed a picnic dinner and took his fiancée-to-be to the river to enjoy it. The surprise lay in the dessert-or rather, under it. Beneath the cake was written, "Will you marry me?" Of course, Pamela said yes to the sweet proposal.

Their urban-meets-rustic-themed wedding was extremely personal, thanks to the large number of family members who attended from near and far, says Pamela. The most special memory of all, though, was when she gave her father an embroidered handkerchief just before he escorted her down the aisle.

But the memory that stands out most in terms of sheer "did that really happen?"-ness, she says, actually took place the night before.

"The power went out the night of our rehearsal dinner and we almost had to move locations-to our house-to accommodate 60 people," Pamela explains. "At the last minute, the power was restored at Schmidt's and we were able to go!"

The Details

Wedding date: July 18, 2015

Wedding colors: Light yellow and blue

Attendants: Five bridesmaids, six groomsmen, two ring bearers and a flower girl

Bride wore: Maggie Sottero gown from Wendy's Bridal, a veil from Etsy and shoes from DSW. Jewelry was a gift from family and friends.

Hair and makeup: The Collection Salon & Spa

Groom wore: Ensemble from Men's Wearhouse

Rings: Ron Salvador

Rehearsal dinner: Schmidt's Sausage Haus und Restaurant

Ceremony: Vue Columbus

Reception: Vue Columbus

Caterer: Metro Cuisine

Cake: Giant Eagle Market District

Florist: Flowers by Eleana

Photographer: Brett Loves Elle Photography

Videographer: Brett Loves Elle Photography

Consultant: Wedded Perfection

Reception tunes: Matt Ryan Mobile DJ Entertainment

First dance: "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran

Registries: Macy's and Bed Bath & Beyond

Favorite gift: A custom-designed sign with the couple's last name

Transportation: Urban Express

Guests stayed at: The Westin and the Renaissance Columbus Downtown hotels

Sunday brunch: The Westin

Honeymoon: Sandals Grande St. Lucian (in St. Lucia)