Each week, we feature a couple from our latest issue.
Devery and Eric Turner’s “romantic/traditional”-themed wedding placed a lot of emphasis on family—and it’s not surprising, considering the surprise Eric set up for his proposal. After dating for three years, he took Devery to the restaurant where they’d had their first date. When they arrived, Devery was confused and surprised to find both of their families and closest friends already seated at a table.
“As I turned around to question why they were all there together, Eric got down on one knee and proposed,” Devery recalls.
A year later, the couple decorated their venue with photos from their grandparents’ and parents’ weddings; a remembrance table honored late family members as well.
In a similar vein, Devery remembers speeches from her father, maid of honor, bridesmaid and Eric’s best man as being highlights of the day … along with an impromptu performance by one of Eric’s friends at the reception. The most memorable moment, however? “Seeing each other for the first time on the day of the wedding as I was walking down the aisle,” she says.
Wedding date: March 2, 2019
Wedding colors: White, silver, quarts and green
Attendants: Seven bridesmaids, seven groomsmen, one flower girl and one ring bearer
Bride wore: Morilee by Madeline Gardner gown from Wendy’s Bridal, veil made by her mother, shoes from Nordstrom, “something borrowed” earrings and bracelet from Kay Jewelers
Hair: Beauty By JLou
Groom wore: Suit from Romanoff’s Classic Tuxedo
Rings: Blue Nile and Etsy
Bridesmaids wore: David’s Bridal gowns
Groomsmen wore: Suits from Romanoff’s Classic Tuxedo
Rehearsal dinner: Local Roots
Ceremony, reception, caterer: Scioto Reserve Country Club
Cake: The Cake Studio
Florist: Bloomtastic Florist
Photographer: Hillary Ferguson Photography
Reception tunes: DJ A-ROC (Athens, Ohio)
First dance: “Then” by Brad Paisley
Guest favors: Chapstick made by bride’s father
Registries: Macy’s and Bed Bath & Beyond
Accommodations, Sunday brunch: Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus Dublin
Honeymoon: Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana