Each week, we feature a couple from our latest issue.
On her birthday, Megan Diedalis (then Megan Waldmann) received a handmade card from her two nieces, in which they had drawn a picture of Ric Diedalis proposing and written the question: “Can Fricky be our uncle? Please say yes.” Ric also had organized a surprise engagement party across the street, waiting for Megan, at Brick: An American Kitchen.
Megan and Ric met in high school—he was friends with her brother—and then moved back home after college before they realized there was “something more” and started dating, says Megan. They dated for five years before becoming engaged, but waited only 14 months after that to tie the knot.
Megan and her mother put much effort into all the details of the ceremony and the reception, “down to the trays that the cookies were served on and the late-night bites … that were special for Ric and I,” says Megan.
After an overwhelming period of planning for the big day, the young married couple was finally able to fully enjoy the party. “Dancing at the reception ... being so stress-free and knowing that we were officially husband and wife was amazing,” says Megan.
Wedding date: June 2, 2018
Wedding colors: Black, white and gold
Attendants: Five bridesmaids, five groomsmen, two flower girls and a ring bearer
Bride wore: Monique Lhuillier gown from La Jeune Mariee, veil from Ivy Bridal (now closed), shoes purchased at Nordstrom and accessories from Ivy Bridal and BHLDN
Hair and makeup: Maggie at Stile Salon & Spa and Samantha LoScudo
Groom wore: Tuxedo from Men’s Wearhouse
Rings: Jewelry by Michael
Bridesmaids wore: Gowns from Nordstrom and David’s Bridal
Groomsmen wore: Tuxedos from Men’s Wearhouse
Rehearsal dinner: Lindey’s Restaurant
Ceremony: St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church
Reception: The Ivory Room
Caterer: Cameron Mitchell Premier Events
Rentals: Aiden & Grace and Event Source
Cake: The Suisse Shop Bakery
Florist: Vessel Floral and Event Design
Photographer: Nicole Dixon Photographic
Invitations: Rock Paper Sisters
Reception tunes: Night Music
First dance: “Die a Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett
Guest favors: Cookies
Registries: Crate and Barrel
Guests stayed at: The Westin Great Southern Columbus
Sunday brunch: Westies Gastropub