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

For this week’s married duo, we think you’d be hard pressed to find a couple that better deserves the title “lovebirds.”

On the night Danielle proposed to Ashlynn—a story you might recall from our last issue’s proposal feature, also available here— the pair snuck into the bald eagle exhibit during Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Then, nearly two years later at their wedding, the Maludys capped their ceremony with a dove release to symbolize their eternal love.

While the doves at first needed “a little encouragement,” as Danielle recalls—who could blame them for wanting to stay and celebrate with the newlyweds?—they eventually took wing as intended. Happy belated anniversary, Ashlynn and Danielle … we hope your love continues to soar to new heights.

The Details

Wedding date: Oct. 8, 2016        

Wedding colors: Sangria and cranberry

Attendants: 10 bridesmaids, a ring bearer and three flower girls

Bride wore: Ashlynn wore a Mikaella gown from LUXEredux Bridal, shoes from David’s Bridal and jewelry from Etsy; Danielle wore a Stella York gown purchased from Elegant Bride, shoes from DSW and jewelry from Blue Nile.

Hair and makeup: 1820 Collective

Rings: Engagement ring and wedding bands from Leo Alfred Jewelers

Rehearsal dinner: Spageddies in Hilliard (now closed, sadly)

Ceremony: WatersEdge Event Center

Reception: WatersEdge Event Center

Caterer: In-house

Cake: In-house

Florist: Madison House Designs

Photographer: Brett Loves Elle Photography

Videographer: Brett Loves Elle Photography

Invitations: Shutterfly

Reception tunes: House DJ

First dance: “Feels Like Home” by Chantal Kreviazuk

Guest favors: Homemade chocolate chip and M&M cookies

Registries: Bed Bath & Beyond and Zola

Favorite gift: A framed wedding invitation and “Mrs. and Mrs.” wine glasses

Guests stayed at: Hilton Garden Inn

Honeymoon: Costa Rica