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

Named for way they seem to reposition themselves to face the sun, sunflowers have come to signify adoration and loyalty—two attributes newlyweds hope for in their marriage. It’s only fitting that Molly and Donald “Rudy” Youell turned the bloom into the theme of their wedding. The bridesmaids’ bouquets were full of sunflowers, and as a party favor, each guest left the wedding with sunflower seeds.

Even though they both grew up in Columbus and had mutual friends, Molly and Rudy didn’t meet until they traveled cross-country to attend Arizona State University. Their friendship continued until it finally blossomed into romance going into their senior year. Following graduation, they both moved back to Ohio to be closer to their families, Molly says.

The Details

Wedding date: July 29, 2017

Attendants: Six bridesmaids, six groomsmen, three flower girls and two ring bearers

Bride wore: An Essense of Australia gown from Wendy’s Bridal, shoes from DSW and accessories from Nordstrom Rack

Makeup: Mary Kay

Groom wore: Suit rented from Men’s Wearhouse

Rings: Diamond Cellar

Bridesmaids wore: Allure dresses from Wendy’s Bridal

Groomsmen wore: Suits rented from Men’s Wearhouse

Rehearsal dinner: Brio Tuscan Grille

Ceremony: Hilton Columbus at Easton

Reception: Hilton Columbus at Easton

Caterer: In-house

Cake: Perfect Pear Sisters

Florist: Orchids & Ivy

Photographer: Nicole Dixon Photographic

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Reception tunes: Night Music DJ Professionals

First dance: “How Would You Feel” by Ed Sheeran

Guest favors: Sunflower seeds

Honeymoon: Antigua, Guatemala