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

Kimberly and Patrick Dwyer made sure everyone had a midnight kiss to ring in 2018; they handed out Hershey’s kisses as guest favors at their New Year’s Eve-themed wedding last December. After the ball dropped, everyone noshed on pizza as a midnight snack. Another cool touch: instead of the now-common photo booth, the Dwyers set up a selfie station for guests to snap shots.

The couple tied the knot nearly eight years after being introduced by mutual friends. The wedding party—including a “dog of honor”—was accompanied down the aisle by songs significant to the bride and groom, played by pianist Kevin Gault, which the couple remembers as being one of the most special moments from their wedding day.

The Details

Wedding date: Dec. 31, 2017

Wedding colors: Black, white and metallics 

Attendants: Seven bridesmaids, seven groomsmen, one junior bridesmaid, one flower girl, one ring bearer and one dog of honor

Bride wore: A two-piece gown (Sara Gabriel bodice and Willowby by Watters skirt) purchased from La Jeune Mariee, shoes from kate spade new york and “something borrowed” jewelry

Hair and makeup: Hair by Monica Piche at Salon Lofts, makeup by State of Face Makeup Artistry

Groom wore: Tuxedo rented from The Black Tux

Rings: Diamonds Direct

Rehearsal dinner: Marcella’s

Ceremony: Westin Columbus

Reception: Westin Columbus

Caterer: In-house

Cake: Short North Piece of Cake

Florist: The Flowerman

Photographer: Forget Me Knot Photography

Invitations: Minted.com

Reception tunes: DJ Drew Hanson (formerly of WNCI)

First dance: “Crazy Love” by Van Morrison

Guest favors: Midnight kisses—bag of Hershey’s kisses

Registries: Amazon and Bed Bath and Beyond

Guests stayed at: Westin Columbus

Honeymoon: Aruba