Real Columbus Wedding: Morgan and Anthony Raschilla
Persistence paid off for this Columbus couple.
May 14, 2021 | Morgan (Sprosty) and Anthony Raschilla have slightly different recollections of their first meeting in November 2014 at L.A. Fitness, but they “both agree that ‘persistence’ is the key word that summarizes how we fell in love,” Morgan says.
The pair flirted from neighboring treadmills for months—even as Morgan thought to herself, “I didn’t come to the gym to flirt”—and quickly became close friends. Morgan “flaked out on quite a few date requests” before finally going on their first date in May 2015. Two months later, Anthony brought Morgan as his date to a friend’s wedding.
“On our drive back to Columbus, I knew that I had fallen in love with him and that he would be my husband one day,” Morgan says. “I’m thankful for his flirtatious and persistent personality,” she adds, as it led to their wedding one year and two days ago.
After postponing their original date from April 3, 2020, “our vendors and loved ones made our actual wedding date of May 14, 2021, better than we could have imagined,” Morgan says. “We are so lucky to have not only found one another as life partners and best friends, but also to have such incredible loved ones who support us and fuel the continuous growth and enrichment of our relationship.”
A number of personal touches—including an oh-so-trendy custom neon sign serving as a photo backdrop; a cocktail sign with the couples’ pup, Yogi, on it; Anthony’s brother officiating the ceremony; and Anthony’s mother baking dozens of cookies to serve as wedding favors—highlighted the day, but Morgan says one moment stood out above the rest.
“Although the entire night was absolutely perfect, our most special moment of the night was our private first look, where we shared our own handwritten, personalized vows,” she says. “This moment was so full of emotion and love that we both want to hold on to the emotionally charged feeling for the rest of our lives.”
Ceremony, reception and caterer: Jorgensen Farms Historic Barn
Florist: Jorgensen Floral
Rentals: Aiden & Grace
Music: Josh Staley Productions
Photographer: Derk’s Works Photography
Videographer: Flytown Studios
Photo booth: Derk’s Works Fauxtobooth
Accommodations: Hilton Columbus at Easton
Rehearsal dinner: The Goat in New Albany
Bridesmaids’ attire: Azazie gowns
Groomsmen’s attire: Suits from Pursuit