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

Allie and James McKenzie worked a number of personal details and little winks into their wedding last winter. For example, their atypical first dance song, Sonny and Cher’s “I Got You Babe,” was a nod to a classic Bill Murray movie. “We got married on Groundhog Day, so it only seemed right,” Allie says.

Other details were less silly and more sentimental, like the decision to write personal vows for the ceremony. “To hear my husband read those vows—it still makes me cry, thinking about it,” Allie says. But even that serious moment wasn’t without some levity, she notes: “He also tried to kiss me right after reading his [vows], and I had to shut him down because it wasn’t time to ‘kiss the bride’ just yet. Everyone had a good laugh at that.”

Allie also wore her grandmother’s mink stole for part of the big day, as well as a brooch given to her by her grammy—which had belonged to her mother—which was pinned to Allie’s bouquet.

The Details

Wedding date: Feb. 2, 2019

Wedding colors: Black and white

Attendants: Three bridesmaids, three groomsmen, three ring bearers and two flower girls

Bride wore: Theia gown from Carrie Karibo Bridal, veil from David’s Bridal, shoes and accessories from J. Crew,

Makeup: Citrine Hair + Skin

Hair: Copper & Ash Salon

Groom wore: Suit from Men’s Wearhouse

Rings: James Allen and Worthington Jewelers

Bridesmaids wore: Own attire

Groomsmen wore: Suits from Men’s Wearhouse

Rehearsal dinner: Strongwater Food & Spirits

Ceremony: Athletic Club of Columbus

Reception: Athletic Club of Columbus

Caterer: In-house

Desserts: Cake from Giant Eagle, pies from Dough Mama

Florist: Botanica 215

Photographer: Nicole Dixon Photographic

Photo booth: The Awesomatic

Invitations: DIY

Reception tunes: DJ George Brazil

First dance: “I Got You Babe” by Sonny and Cher

Registries: Williams Sonoma, Amazon and Target

Newlyweds stayed at: Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph

Guests stayed at: Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel

Sunday brunch: Little Palace

Honeymoon: Bali, Indonesia