Each week, we feature a couple from our latest issue.
When Jaimee and Ryan Wheeler first met, Ryan was speechless—literally. “Ryan had lost his voice, so he had to use the Notes app on his phone from time to time so I could understand what he was saying,” Jaimee recalls. “It was so cute!” The day Ryan graduated from Capital University Law School, he asked Jaimee to marry him during a celebratory dinner with family and friends at Marcella’s.
At their wedding, which carried a “classic elegance” theme, the newlyweds paid homage to their parents’ first dances—both sets of parents had chosen “Endless Love” by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross—by inviting them to dance to that tune once more immediately following their own first dance as a married couple.
That wasn’t the only musical tribute, however. May 26 is Jaimee’s nephew’s birthday, so at the reception, the DJ invited everyone to gather around him on the dance floor to sing “Happy Birthday,” followed by his favorite song—Rihanna “Work” featuring Drake.
“He showed his dance moves, and it was very entertaining,” Jaimee says of her nephew. “He had everyone laughing and cheering him on!”
Wedding date: May 26, 2018
Wedding colors: Blush, white and silver
Attendants: Six bridesmaids, six groomsmen, a flower girl and a ring bearer
Bride wore: Pronovias gown and a veil from The Dress in Medina, shoes from DSW, accessories from Nordstrom
Hair and makeup: Makeup by Kay Collections of Beauty and hair by Valerie Koch of Salon Lofts
Groom wore: Tuxedo rented from Men’s Wearhouse
Rings: Worthington Jewelers
Bridesmaids wore: Azazie gowns
Groomsmen wore: Tuxedos rented from Men’s Wearhouse
Rehearsal dinner: Kinsale Golf Club
Ceremony: Scioto Reserve Country Club
Reception: Scioto Reserve Country Club
Cake: The Cake Studio
Florist: Petals & Leaves
Photographer: Hillary Ferguson Photography
Photo booth: Sound Impressions
Reception tunes: Music Express
First dance: “Coming Home” by Leon Bridges
Guest favors: Buckeyes, macarons and cake pops from Honey Bee Bakery in Medina
Registries: Macy’s, Target, and Crate and Barrel
Transportation: Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center shuttle
Guests stayed at: Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center and Hilton Columbus/Polaris
Honeymoon: Marco Island, Florida