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

For Caitlyn and AJ Otey, Ohio State is more than a university—it’s where they found the loves of their lives. The two met during a Working Professional MBA program, and according to AJ, it was love at first sight.

At the wedding itself, the couple cite the moments on the dance floor as the most memorable: Caitlyn says their first dance as man and wife is a memory they will cherish forever, and an uncle sang the song for Caitlyn’s dance with her father. 

Any wedding at the Statehouse is bound to be gorgeous, but the Oteys upped the ante with some fun touches. Napkins were folded to look like Christmas trees in an homage to the season, and wine bottle décor helped guests find their seats in lieu of a traditional seating chart display. Dessert was unique, too; Caitlyn and AJ ditched a traditional wedding cake in favor of an OSU-themed one, and an ice cream bar—complete with personalized spoons and cups—completed the dessert offerings.

The Details

Wedding date: Dec. 2, 2017

Wedding colors: Burgundy, navy and gold

Attendants: Eight bridesmaids, eight groomsmen, two flower girls and a ring bearer

Bride wore: Justin Alexander gown and a veil from Bridal Superstore (Indianapolis), shoes from Macy’s and accessories from kate spade new york

Hair and makeup: Hair by Jessica Thompson at Salon Lofts and makeup by January Adams

Groom wore: Tuxedo rented from President Tuxedo

Rings: Diamond Cellar

Rehearsal dinner: Lindey’s Restaurant & Bar

Ceremony: St. Timothy Catholic Church

Reception: Ohio Statehouse

Caterer: The Berwick

Cake: Short North Piece of Cake

Florist: Hilliard Floral Designs

Photographer: Derk’s Works Photography

Photo booth: Megabeat Entertainment

Invitations: Julie Hanan Design

Reception tunes: Megabeat Entertainment and Cardinal Strings

First dance: “Por Una Cabeza”

Guest favors: Cookie bar

Registries: Crate & Barrel, Macy’s and Pottery Barn

Transportation: Classic Limousines of Columbus

Guests stayed at: Marriott properties

Honeymoon: Galapagos Islands