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

As teenagers, Kelly and Chadwick Kulchar lived in the same city near Cleveland and went to the same high school, but never met each other there. Through mutual friends, they finally encountered as adults and bonded over their high school memories.

The couple dated for three years until one day, when Kelly, a teacher, walked into her classroom. There, all her fourth grade students lined up holding a sign saying, “Will you marry me?” Chadwick had prepared this proposal with the whole class and the principal of the school. (His proposal plan was so cute, in fact, that we wrote an entire story about it!)

A family member officiated the wedding and made it very personal; they also had a wine box ceremony. In lieu of physical favors, the Kulchars decided to give back to the community by making a donation in their guests’ honor to a family public service group. (More on that in our recent story about philanthropic wedding favors.)

The Details

Wedding date: July 13, 2018

Wedding colors: Navy and silver

Attendants: Seven bridesmaids, 10 groomsmen and a ring bearer

Bride wore: Gown purchased at Wendy’s Bridal, shoes bought at Macy’s and accessories bought at JJ’s House

Hair and makeup: Le Rêve Make Up and Hair

Groom wore: Suit from Jos. A. Bank

Rings: Diamond Cellar

Bridesmaids wore: Gowns from JJ’s House

Groomsmen wore: Suits from JCPenney

Rehearsal dinner: Columbus Brewing Co.

Ceremony: Vue Columbus

Reception: Vue Columbus

Caterer: Metro Cuisine

Cake: Cake Creations

Florist: Madison House Designs

Photographer: Forget Me Knot Photography

Invitations: VistaPrint

Reception tunes: Josh Staley Productions

First dance: “Wanted” by Hunter Hayes

Guest favors: Donation to help feed the homeless

Registries: Amazon and Bed and Bath and Beyond

Guests stayed at: Hyatt Regency Columbus

Sunday brunch: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

Honeymoon: Riviera Maya, Mexico