Real Wedding Wednesdays: Jackie Schumeyer and Ryan Lieberman

Nicholas Youngblood

Do not despair, Browns fans. A disappointing game might mean the beginning of a beautiful relationship.

At least that’s what Washington, D.C., residents Jackie and Ryan Lieberman would tell you. It was in a sports bar after a brutal loss to the Steelers—Jackie’s team—that she approached a dejected Ryan. While Jackie admits that it was an awkward introduction, it worked out—the pair wed nearly three years later.

The couple certainly seems to have a sense of humor. Aside from Jackie’s football digs, they cited hilarious vows and speeches as some of their favorite memories from their big day. Watching Jackie’s brother Billy split his pants at the reception was another moment of hilarity.

The ceremony also had plenty of sincere moments. Jackie’s mother delivered an emotional welcome speech, there was a beautiful tribute to Jackie’s late father, and her brother Billy—of pants-splitting fame—did a great job getting her down the aisle.

It seems like there is still plenty of love and laughter in their future … and maybe a few more Browns losses.

The Details

Wedding date: July 28, 2018

Wedding colors: Gold, champagne, blush and neutrals

Theme: Chic, floral garden party

Attendants: 12 bridesmaids, 11 groomsmen, two flower girls and a ring bearer

Bride wore: Pronovias gown from Love Couture Bridal (Potomac, Maryland) and shoes from Nordstrom

Gown preservation: Love Couture Bridal

Hair stylist: Lauren Farley of Trendz Hair Salon (Cincinnati)

Groom wore: Suit purchased from Davelle Clothiers (Reston, Virginia)

Rings: Quest Jewelers (Fairfax, Virginia)

Bridesmaids wore: Various gowns

Groomsmen wore: Suits rented from Davelle Clothiers

Rehearsal dinner: The Eagle

Ceremony: Brookshire

Reception: Brookshire

Caterer: In-house

Cake: In-House

Florist: It's Your Day Weddings and Events

Photographer: Forget Me Knot Photography

Photo booth: The Columbus Photo Booth Co.


First dance: “Mean To Me” by Brett Eldridge


Honeymoon: Europe