Real Wedding Wednesdays: Emily Maddern and Jimmy Anthony

Abbey Anspach

It may be hard to believe, but Emily and Jimmy Anthony’s storybook wedding at the Mohicans has an even better storybook beginning.

It all started when two met during homecoming weekend of their freshmen year at Ohio University. “We clicked instantly,” says Emily. 

Years later, the couple returned to Athens to celebrate OU’s homecoming weekend as alumni and to visit Jimmy’s younger brothers. Jimmy coaxed an unenthusiastic Emily, who wasn’t keen on going out in the rain, to the table where they first met as freshmen to tell his brothers the story of how they met.

Emily was completely oblivious to Jimmy’s intentions. “I’m only half listening and teasing him a little for getting so emotional in front of his brothers. I lost track of the story at some point,” she recalls. She was, understandably, taken off guard when she turned around to see Jimmy, ring in hand, kneeling behind her.

“It took me a minute to say ‘yes’ because I was just so surprised … I got there eventually,” she says. Though she teased him for getting emotional during the proposal, Emily says one of the most memorable parts of her wedding was Jimmy’s emotional and “heart-melting” reaction during their first look photos. With a story like that, we’re sure this adorable couple is sure to live a storybook happily ever after.

The Details

Wedding date: July 3, 2016

Wedding colors: Gray, mauve and gold

Attendants: Five bridesmaids and seven groomsmen

Bride wore: Liancarlo gown from La Jeune Mariee, headband from LottieDaDesigns, shoes from Macys, bracelets from Bourbon and Bowties, earrings from Paris Inc. and belt from Davie and Chiyo

Groom wore: Suit from Macy’s

Rings: Tiffany & Co. for her, Kay Jewelers for him

Rehearsal dinner: Due Amici

Ceremony: The Grand Barn at the Mohicans

Reception: The Grand Barn at the Mohicans

Caterer: A Taste of Excellence

Cake: McClain’s Creations

Florist: Delay Kat Event Design

Photographer: Martin Digital Photography; “They made everything so much fun,” says Emily. “Even my guests were telling me how much they loved them.”

Invitations: Minted

Reception tunes: On the Mic Entertainment

First dance: “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Golding

Guest favors: S’mores

Registries: Crate & Barrel and Zola

Favorite gift: A Crosley record player; “We’ve had so much fun collecting vinyl since we brought the record player home,” says Emily.

Guests stayed at: Cabins at the Mohicans  

Honeymoon: Backpacking trip in Oregon