Real Wedding Wednesdays: Mindy Amornyard and Damian Ettish

Georgia Drost

Mindy and Damian Ettish have a love that stretches across the oceans. The couple met at a boat race in London, where Mindy was studying abroad and Damian was living at the time, and they continued to date when Mindy returned to Ohio and Damian went home to South Africa. Following an extremely long-distance relationship, Damian’s move to Ohio and a storybook proposal at the Cape of Good Hope—starring a ring Damian had commissioned in South Africa—the couple started planning their very personal ceremony.

Though they married in Columbus, Mindy and Damian’s wedding was filled with South African details. Their rings were handmade there, the guests received wooden animals from South Africa as favors and the national flower, king protea, was present in the bouquets and centerpieces.

The Details

Wedding date: May 20, 2017

Wedding colors: Blush, ivory and gold

Attendants: Five bridesmaids and three groomsmen

Bride wore: A Pronovias gown from White of Dublin, kate spade new york shoes and accessories from her mother

Hair: The Spa at River Ridge

Groom wore: Suit purchased from Macy’s

Rings: Handmade  by Emma Anne Jewellery in South Africa

Rehearsal dinner: The Pearl

Ceremony: dock580

Reception: dock580

Caterer: In-house

Cake: The Suisse Shop

Florist: The Flowerman

Photographer: Dan Buckley Photography

Invitations: Rachel Marvin Creative

Reception tunes: Josh Staley Productions

First dance: “You and Me” by Lifehouse

Guest favors: Carved wooden animals from South Africa

Registries: Macy’s, Williams Sonoma and Wanderable

Guests stayed at: Crowne Plaza Columbus-Downtown and Hyatt Regency Columbus

Sunday brunch: Seventh Son Brewing Co.

Honeymoon: Negril, Jamaica