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

Fran and Sean Stricker tied the knot last spring after a year and a half of dating and a nine-month engagement. The two met at an Old Dominion concert in November 2016 but went their separate ways. They coincidentally ran into one another again on New Year’s Eve, when their love story officially began.

The traditional Catholic ceremony was followed by a family prayer. “My grandpa gave a very touching and heartfelt prayer before we sat down to eat at the reception,” Fran recalls. “I am very happy to have that memory captured on our video.”

Their special day was perfect for them. Fran still thinks about her favorite part: seeing Sean at the end of the aisle. “[It] still gives me chills,” she says.

The Details

Wedding date: March 9, 2019

Wedding colors: Black and lavender

Attendants: 385

Bride wore: A gown and accessories from The Gown Shop Bridal (Ann Arbor, MI), shoes from DSW

Hair and makeup: Makeup by January Alicia and hair by Tabitha Fae at Salon Lofts

Groom wore: Suit from Express

Rings: Carioti Jewelers

Groomsmen wore: Suits from Men’s Wearhouse

Rehearsal dinner: The Ivory Room

Ceremony: St. Christopher Catholic Church

Reception: Hilton Columbus Downtown

Caterer: In-house

Cake and dessert table: Sadie Baby Sweets

Florist: Hafner Florist (Sylvania, OH)

Photographer: Style & Story

Photo booth: Style & Story’s Quickie Booth

Videographer:  Feikert Creative

Invitations: The Paper Vow

Reception tunes: Cued Up Entertainment

First dance: “Love Someone” by Brett Eldredge

Registries: Bed Bath and Beyond and Crate & Barrel

Sunday brunch: Hilton Columbus Downtown

Honeymoon: A Sandals resort in Jamaica