Each week, we feature a couple from our latest issue.
Kortney and Andrew Belt’s wedding was picture-perfect—fitting for a couple whose relationship began with a Facebook comment on a photo. Yes, the foundation for their relationship was laid when Andrew asked Kortney out on a date in a comment on her photos from a yoga retreat. After 737 long-distance days and 26 roundtrip flights while Andrew was serving in the military, the couple got engaged … just three months after he returned home.
Pictures played a large role in the couple’s wedding, too. For the ceremony, Kortney carried two small, framed photos of her late grandmother and cat hung on her bouquet. Then, at the reception, Kortney made a table runner composed of black-and-white photos of her and Andrew throughout their years together. On top of this table was a wedding-day picture of Kortney’s grandparents. Here’s to many more frameable moments, Belts.
Wedding date: Oct. 7, 2016
Wedding colors: Ivory, black and gray
Bride wore: Vera Wang gown from David’s Bridal, shoes from DSW and jewelry from Charming Charlie
Hair and makeup: Makeup by Sephora at Easton and hair by Gutierrez Salon
Groom wore: A tuxedo rented from Men’s Wearhouse
Rings: Engagement ring from Kay Jewelers and wedding bands from Andrew’s Jewelers
Rehearsal dinner: Copious Columbus
Ceremony: High Line Car House
Reception: High Line Car House
Caterer: Two Caterers
Cake: McClain Creations
Florist: Rose Bredl Flowers and Garden
Photographer: Dan Buckley Photography
Videographer: Lavish Visions
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Reception tunes: DJ Dave Hundley
First dance: “Latch (Acoustic)” by Sam Smith
Guest favors: Mini Maker’s Mark bottles
Registries: Pottery Barn and Target
Guests stayed at: Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus-Downtown
Honeymoon: New Orleans and an eight-day Caribbean cruise