REAL-WEDDINGS

Real Columbus Wedding: Audra and Tyler Flaherty

A perfect day for coworkers-turned-soulmates

Emma Frankart Henterly
Columbus Monthly
Audra and Tyler Flaherty married on March 18, 2022, at Strongwater.

March 18, 2022 | It sounds like something from The Office: Audra (Lemmon) and Tyler Flaherty worked together in the L Brands accounting department for nine months before Tyler decided to ask Audra out on a date. But when he finally did, the sparks flew. 

Two years later, on Dec. 30, 2020, he made the next big move, proposing to Audra in his apartment, surrounded by candles. “I never wanted a big proposal or anything public, so this was exactly what I was hoping for,” Audra says. “Both of our dad proposed to our mothers in a similar manner, so that was a nice touch.” 

Their wedding had another sweet familial touch: It was officiated by Tyler’s uncle, and the couple wrote their own vows together for the ceremony. 

“Everything was honestly such a blur,” Audra says of the day, “but we did a first look, and having that time together, just the two of us, was very special. We also did a ‘last dance’ to ‘Smithereens’ by Twenty One Pilots, which is one of our favorite bands and the first concert we went to together.” 

The Friday wedding had a spring garden theme and a neutral color palette with French blue accents. The couple didn’t hire a wedding planner to execute their vision, but that didn’t stop them from getting the day of their dreams. 

“I owe everything to my vendors,” Audra says. “They took all my ideas for the wedding and made them a million times better and made our day absolutely beautiful. They were also all so calming and supportive. I couldn't have done it without them!” 

Vendors 

Ceremony, reception and caterer: Strongwater 

Desserts: Cake made by bridesmaid; cupcakes and assorted sweets from Dizurts Custom Cakes and More 

Florist:Evergreen Flower Co. 

Rentals: Chairs from Aiden and Grace, tables from Event Source 

Music: DJ Axcess 

Photographer: The Brauns 

Stationery: Zazzle.com 

Accommodations: Courtyard Columbus Downtown 

Rehearsal dinner: Land Grant Brewing Co. 

Day-after party:Pins Mechanical Co. 

Bride’s attire: Amy Kuschel gown from Anthropologie, veil from Britten Weddings, Badgley Mischka shoes, earrings from Etsy 

Gown cleaning/preservation: Dublin Cleaners 

Bride’s hair and makeup: Hair by Denise Chesser, makeup by Eigensee Artistry 

Groom’s attire: Calvin Klein suit from Men’s Wearhouse 

Rings: Jennie Kwon Designs from DC Johnson Ltd. (bride’s set), HL Art Jewelers (groom’s band) 

Bridesmaids’ attire: Revelry gowns 

Groomsmen’s and bridesman’s attire: Suits from Men’s Wearhouse