Each week, we feature a couple from our latest issue.
Beverly and Mark Edwards met during an event called “Spark” in 2018 at Vineyard Church. “I guess there was more than one kind of ‘spark’ taking place [that night],” Beverly says. They exchanged emails and, shortly after, began dating exclusively.
Seven months later, Mark knew Beverly was his forever wife and ordered an engagement ring. “The day it arrived, I wasted no time in picking the cutest spot in town to propose to her,” Mark remembers. Beverly said “yes” to Mark on Dec. 12, 2018 during a candlelit dinner at Basi Italia, and the couple spent just under a year as fiancés.
Mark and Beverly tied the knot at Griggs Boathouse surrounded by their friends and family who were not only guests, but also integral parts of their wedding—Beverly’s longtime friend was the officiant, the couple’s friends Seth and Beth Kerechanin were the photographers and Mark’s daughters performed the couple’s wedding song, “Song of Solomon.”
Wedding date: Oct. 18, 2019
Wedding colors: Ivory, gold and plum
Attendants: Three bridesmaids, three groomsmen and one flower girl
Bride wore: Romona Keveza gown, plus accessories, from White of Dublin
Hair and makeup: Kacie Amlin at JMAC Salon Suites
Groom wore: Suit from Men’s Wearhouse
Rings: Ritani.com engagement ring, Jared wedding bands
Bridesmaids wore: Dresses from David’s Bridal
Groomsmen wore: Suits from Men’s Wearhouse
Rehearsal dinner: Lashutka Event Center, catered byWhole Foods
Ceremony: Griggs Boathouse
Officiant: Jim Hull, a friend of Beverly’s
Reception: Griggs Boathouse
Caterer: Metro Cuisine
Cake: The Suisse Shop Bakery
Photographer: Seth & Beth Wedding Photography
Videographer: Brandon Rohrig Productions
Consultant: Rita Hook, a friend of Beverly’s
Ceremony music: John Koon and Emory Rosenow of the Westerville Chamber Orchestra
Reception music: Leonardo Morales, a friend of Mark’s