Each week, we feature a couple from our latest issue.
Before we dive into this week’s real wedding, please join us in congratulating the couple we’re featuring; they will celebrate their first wedding anniversary this Sunday. Kudos, Jared and Wendy!
You could definitely say the pair had great chemistry from the start: Jared was Wendy’s organic chemistry tutor while they were undergrad students at Heidelberg University. Post-graduation, Wendy headed to Philadelphia, while Jared went to medical school at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies. It was there, while Wendy was visiting—on their favorite beach, on a romantic night—that Jared asked Wendy to marry him.
Seven months later, the pair recited the vows they had written themselves; Wendy says Jared’s were what she remembers most about the wedding.
“It was brief and direct, but emotional—just like him,” she says.
Wedding date: June 11, 2016
Wedding colors: Navy, rose and tan
Attendants: Three bridesmaids and two groomsmen
Bride wore: Gown and veil from Wendy’s Bridal, shoes from Macy’s, jewelry from Etsy
Hair and makeup: Bride did her own makeup; hair by Spa at River Ridge
Groom wore: Men’s Wearhouse tuxedo
Rings: Rogers Jewelers
Rehearsal dinner: Mezzo
Ceremony: Zen Garden at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Reception: Atrium at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Caterer: Two Caterers
Cake: Debra Woody
Florist: Hilliard Floral Design
Photographer: Lambert Photographs
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Reception tunes: Ton Ingham
First dance: “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton, complete with a choreographed routine by Invitation to Dance
Registries: Macy’s and Bed Bath and Beyond
Favorite gift: Henckels knife set
Guests stayed at: Columbus Marriott Northwest
Sunday brunch: Jared’s mother’s house
Honeymoon: Tour of Arizona and surrounding national parks