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

Emily Cutright Kopco and Jeff Kopco planned a backyard wedding for a year, but a rainy forecast forced them to change their plans three days before the ceremony. Embodying the phrase, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” Jeff found a new venue; Emily says that one of the best things about their wedding was that none of their plans actually happened.

Emily and Jeff danced in the rain and celebrated the best day of their lives in an intimate, family-only ceremony at The Kitchen in German Village. The new venue brought a few surprise guests when someone walking by the restaurant’s window while on a FaceTime call stopped and shared the sweet ceremony with the other caller. They say rain brings good luck, and Emily and Jeff had plenty of both.

The Details

Wedding date: Sept. 2, 2017

Wedding colors: Marsala, rose gold, blush and ivory

Bride wore: Essence of Australia gown and a veil from Wendy’s Bridal, shoes from Nordstrom, accessories from Kendra Scott and family heirlooms

Hair and makeup: Michael Garcia Salon & Day Spa

Groom wore: Suit purchased from Nordstrom

Rings: Scott’s Custom Jewelers

Rehearsal dinner: Great Southern Whiskey Bar inside The Westin Columbus

Ceremony: The Kitchen

Reception: The Kitchen

Caterer: Paddy Wagon food truck

Cake: Short North Piece of Cake

Florist: Petals and Leaves

Photographer: Derk’s Works Photography

Consultant: Marti Babcock with All Together Now

Invitations: Ink & Ivory

Reception tunes: iPod and a speaker

First dance: “Marry Me” by Train

Guest favors: Beer koozies with the couple’s monogram

Guests stayed at: The Westin Columbus

Sunday brunch: Cap City Fine Diner & Bar

Honeymoon: A “mini-moon” to Hilton Head Island