REAL-WEDDINGS

Real Columbus Wedding: Megan and Krisztian Lukacs

Pandemic pivots resulted in a “dream wedding” for this couple.

Emma Frankart Henterly
Columbus Monthly
Megan and Krisztian Lukacs married on Dec. 18, 2021, at Jorgensen Farms Oak Grove.

Dec. 18, 2021 | Chicago residents Megan (Huber) and Krisztian Lukacs first met during their senior year at Florida State University in early 2017. Megan’s friend Molly wanted to introduce Megan to “a new European guy” who worked with her … not knowing the pair had already matched on Tinder! Megan took this as a sign, “and texted Krisztian immediately,” she says. “One month later, our friendship turned into something more.” 

At the end of the year, the couple “decided to take a leap of faith,” Megan says. They moved to Chicago together and continued their relationship. Then, on Christmas Eve, 2019, Krisztian proposed with a series of elaborate nested gift boxes, and the pair began planning. 

Unfortunately, COVID threw a wrench into their plans, causing them to postpone their original date. “We had to go through the entire process of essentially re-planning a wedding. I changed so many things during that process,” Megan says. “In the end, it was worth it, because my dream wedding came to life and [the changes were] … what the wedding truly needed.” 

They honored Krisztian’s Hungarian heritage by finding socks with a traditional Hungarian design on Redbubble; Krisztian and his groomsmen all wore them. The wedding party was short two members, however: Both of Krisztian’s brothers were unable to leave Hungary due to COVID restrictions. 

Other homages recognized the couple’s cats in both the photo booth props and the cocktail napkins. And Megan’s father’s partner officiated the ceremony. “[He] is like a second dad to me,” Megan says. 

“It was just amazing to get together with friends and family we see all the time, and those we haven't seen in a long time because of COVID,” she adds. “It was important to both of us that we show everyone a good time.” 

Vendors 

Photographer: Ali Bonomo Photography 

Ceremony, reception and caterer: Jorgensen Farms Oak Grove 

Cake: Short North Piece of Cake 

Florist:Bear Roots Floral 

Rentals: Aiden & Grace 

Ceremony and reception music and photo booth: Josh Staley Productions 

Cocktail hour music: Family 

Videographer: Jonah Epps Films 

Stationery: Save-the-dates from Minted, invitation suite from Tropica Weddings on Etsy 

Signage: Seating chart calligraphy by Lovely Arrows Designs, other signage by Maya & Love on Etsy 

Transportation: Cardinal Transportation 

Accommodations: Le Méridien Columbus, the Joseph 

Rehearsal dinner: Schmidt’s Sausage Haus 

Bride’s attire: Gown and veil from Bridal and Formal (Cincinnati), Loeffler Randall shoes, Swarovski jewelry 

Bride’s hair and makeup: Hair by Jesscia Cook, makeup by Eigensee Artistry 

Groom’s attire: Tuxedo and accessories from Indochino, Hungarian socks from Redbubble 

Bridesmaids’ attire: Hayley Paige gowns from Off White 

Flower girl’s attire: Dress from David’s Bridal 

Groomsmen’s attire: Suits from Indochino 

Ring bearer’s attire: Suit from Amazon