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

Fate, it seems, had plans for Brogan and Michael Hutchinson. The pair officially met during their junior year of college, when they shared every single class that semester and joined a study group together. Eventually, they realized they had shared a class during their freshman and sophomore years, too. “Apparently, the third time really is the charm!” Brogan says.

Michael proposed during a trip to New York City, under the guise of a fancy dinner in celebration of his first trip to the Big Apple. “As we’re all dressed up, he suggested we walk through Central Park on our way to dinner,” Brogan recalls. “We stopped at Gapstow Bridge and asked a man to take our picture in front of the picturesque stone bridge with the NYC skyline in the background. Little did I know that man was a hired photographer, there to capture the moment!”

The pair used their wedding day to honor their homes—West Virginia, where they both grew up, and Columbus, where they moved together in 2016—with homemade treats from each. “The days leading up to our wedding were filled with me, my mother-in-law and my mom in the kitchen, cranking out 600-plus buckeyes and 250-plus pepperoni rolls,” Brogan says, “but the memories—and the compliments on

The Details

Wedding date: Sept. 14, 2019

Wedding colors: Cabernet, sage green, champagne and taupe

Attendants: Seven bridesmaids and seven groomsmen

Bride wore: Gown and accessories from Wendy’s Bridal

Hair and makeup: Michelle Willoughby at Salon Lofts and Cheek Makeup Artistry

Groom wore: Tux from The Black Tux

Bridesmaids wore: Gowns from Azazie

Groomsmen wore: Tuxes from The Black Tux

Ceremony: Pinnacle Golf Club

Reception: Pinnacle Golf Club

Caterer: In-house

Desserts: Alice’s Piece of Cake and The Cheesecake Girl

Florist: The Flowerman

Photographer: Kismet Visuals

Videographer:  Lauren Worthington Photography + Cinematography

Invitations: DIY

Ceremony and cocktail hour music: String quartet from Columbus Musicians, LLC

Reception tunes: Party Pleasers

Transportation: Cardinal Transportation