Each week, we feature a couple from our latest issue.
Katie Simmons always knew she wanted to have her wedding outdoors; for her, achieving that vision was second only to the fact that she was marrying Travis Simmons. At the ceremony, she and Travis lined the aisle with photos of themselves, starting with their baby photos and going all the way through their engagement shots. “It was like a ‘walk through time’ as we walked down the aisle,” she says.
In addition to seeing Travis’ face as she walked through time down the aisle toward him, Katie has one majorly memorable moment. They and photographer Hillary Ferguson were wrapping up post-ceremony photos on the golf course when disaster struck.
“The last pose was of us in the golf cart looking out the back,” Katie explains. “Hillary took the picture and said, ‘OK, let’s head back.’ So Travis took off driving. Well, my dress was still off the side of the cart from the picture, and it got caught in the wheel and tore!”
Travis immediately pulled over, of course, but the damage was done. Fortunately, Katie’s mother and matron of honor worked together to MacGyver a solution out of safety pins, disguising the tear as part of the bustle.
“No one could tell it was ripped!” Katie recalls. “It is something we now laugh about.”
Wedding date: June 10, 2017
Wedding colors: Navy, blush and gray
Attendants: Five bridesmaids and five groomsmen
Bride wore: Morilee gown and a veil from Henri’s Bridal, shoes from Macy’s, borrowed and gifted accessories
Groom wore: Suit rented from Men’s Wearhouse
Rings: Kay Jewelers
Bridesmaids wore: Assorted gowns from David’s Bridal
Groomsmen wore: Suits rented from Men’s Wearhouse
Rehearsal dinner: Worthington Inn
Ceremony: Worthington Hills Country Club
Reception: Worthington Hills Country Club
Cake: Alice’s Piece of Cake
Florist: Serendipity Occasions
Photographer: Hillary Ferguson Photography
Reception tunes: VIP Entertainment
First dance: “Make You Feel my Love,” by Adele
Guest favors: Koozies, sunglasses and Buckeye Donuts
Registries: Bed Bath & Beyond
Guests stayed at: Sheraton Suites Columbus
Honeymoon: Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa