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

Morgan and Peter Martin met in their senior year of college. After a stint of long-distance dating, it became clear to Peter that distance does in fact make the heart grow fonder: He decided to propose, with the blessing of Morgan’s parents. And the rest fell into place from there … kind of.

For the ceremony, the couple had prepared personal vows for each other. But on the day of, standing at the altar, Morgan realized she had accidentally printed Peter’s vows instead of her own. She quickly came up with some on the spot, but was embarrassed with how they would compare to Peter’s. Instead of one-upping his about-to-be-wife, Peter ripped up his paper and made up his vows on the fly, too.

“Most of the time, the best parts of the wedding are the ones no one plans for,” Morgan reminisces.

The Details

Wedding date: June 26, 2016

Wedding colors: Deep pink and purples, navy and gold

Attendants: Nine bridesmaids, nine groomsmen, two flower girls and two ring bearers

Bride wore: An Allure Bridal gown and veil from Wendy’s Bridal and Betsy Johnson flats from Macy’s

Hair and makeup: Kaylee Shrader at Studio 19 in Mansfield

Groom wore: Suit purchased from JoS. A. Banks

Rings: Stafford Jewelers

Rehearsal dinner: Ed Pickens Café

Ceremony: The Loft at Pickwick Place

Reception: The Loft at Pickwick Place

Caterer: Elaine Yokem Catering

Cake: Made by family member

Florist: The Flowerman

Photographer: Brett Loves Elle Photography

Videographer:  Ryan Sanderson

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Reception tunes: Jason Nestor Entertainment

First dance: “From the Ground Up” by Dan + Shay

Registries: Kohl’s and Target

Honeymoon: St. Lucia