Real Wedding Wednesdays: Missy Bruggeman and Ethan Nordberg

Emma Frankart Henterly

At first glance, the beauty of Missy and Ethan Nordberg’s Christmas-themed wedding is undeniable. So imagine our surprise when we learned that the couple planned their entire, stunning wedding in just five short months!

The pair first met at a singles table of a wedding in Rye, New York—Missy was friends with the bride and Ethan with the groom. They went on their first date the following Saturday, and Ethan proposed one year later.

“My advice to all single gals is to embrace the ‘no-plus-one invite,’ ” Missy says. “Although it may be annoying to go stag, you might just find your soulmate. I did!”

As for the big day, Missy especially recalls the beauty of the First Church Choir, which sang four pieces. “The music was overwhelmingly breathtaking,” she says. “It felt like a royal wedding!”

If you ask us, it sure looked like one, too.

The Details

Wedding date: Dec. 5, 2015

Wedding colors: Winter green, dark plum, maroon and ivory

Attendants: A maid of honor and a best man

Bride wore: Reem Acra gown from Saks Fifth Avenue in New York, a borrowed Reem Acra veil and Jimmy Choo shoes

Hair and makeup: Makeup by Meg Morosco of Makeup Artistry by Meg, hair by Michelle Buzaki of Salon Lofts

Groom wore: Tuxedo purchased from Suitsupply

Rings: Private jeweler in New York

Rehearsal dinner: The Guild House

Ceremony: First Congregational Church

Reception: The Westin Columbus

Caterer: In-house

Cake: Miam Cakes

Florist: Ashby Floral Boutique

Photographer: Style & Story Creative

Videographer:  Style & Story Creative

Consultant: Meleka Joliff of MMJ Events

Invitations: Ink and Ivory

Reception tunes: Perfect 10 Band, of Atlanta, GA

First dance: “All I Ask of You,” from “The Phantom of the Opera”

Guest favors: Christopher Radko-inspired tree ornaments

Registry: Scully and Scully

Guests stayed at: The Westin Columbus and Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph

Honeymoon: St. John in the Virgin Islands