Each week, we feature a couple from our latest issue.
Meagan and Andrew’s wedding was a long time in the making. Though the two met as undergraduates at Ohio State University, it wasn’t until seven years later—when they were both in veterinary school—that they began dating. But this week, the happy couple celebrated their second wedding anniversary.
Like most, Meagan and Andrew Sowders’ wedding was full of personality. For the veterinarian power-duo, many of those special touches were dedicated to their whole family, which included their two dogs. “Those dogs are a huge part of our life and mean so much to both of us,” says Meagan.
In the guests’ hotel bags, the Sowders included cookies decorated like their two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. And, on their thumbprint-tree version of a guest book, the couple had their dogs drawn at the bottom.
Wedding date: April 30, 2016
Wedding colors: Blush and gold
Attendants: A maid of honor and a best man
Bride wore: Anna Maier gown and accessories from Big Rock Bridal Atelier and shoes from Nordstrom
Hair and makeup: Makeup by Full Face Artistry and hair by Michelle Willoughby at Salon Lofts-Worthington
Groom wore: Suit purchased from Daniel George Custom Suits
Rings: Farah Jewelers
Rehearsal dinner: Barcelona Restaurant in German Village
Ceremony: The Ivory Room
Reception: The Ivory Room
Caterer: Cameron Mitchell Premier Events
Cake: Suisse Shoppe
Florist: Brian Coovert Floral Design
Photographer: Style & Story Creative
Photo booth: The Ivory Room
Consultant: Jennifer Kontomerkos at The Finer Things Event Planning
Invitations: On Paper
Reception tunes: Midwest DJ Pro
First dance: “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” by Haley Reinhart
Guest favors: Pistacia Vera macarons
Registries: Sandals Resorts
Guests stayed at: Hilton Downtown Columbus
Sunday brunch: Hilton Downtown Columbus
Honeymoon: Sandals Royal Bahamian