Real Columbus Wedding: Kathleen and Ross Pfeil

College sweethearts make memories to last a lifetime.

Emma Frankart Henterly
Columbus Monthly
Kathleen and Ross Pfeil married on Aug. 28, 2021, at Heritage Golf Club.

Aug. 28, 2021 | College sweethearts Kathleen (Flavin) and Ross Pfeil first locked eyes at Otterbein University in 2015; four years later, they decided to spend the rest of their lives together after Ross popped the question at Kathleen’s parents’ dock at Tennessee’s Norris Lake. 

On the big day, Kathleen incorporated materials from close family members: Parts of her mother’s wedding dress became the ring bearer’s pillow, and she sewed her grandfather’s handkerchief into the underside of her dress (along with an embroidered “Go X!” to honor her favorite team, Xavier University) as her “something blue.” 

“Everyone had so much fun,” she says of the day. “The photo booth was an absolute hit and I have some amazing pictures from that.” Kathleen also notes that she loved taking the time to visit each table and get a quick photo with its occupants.  

“I also loved the throwing of flower petals as we left the ceremony as Mr. and Mrs., because it made us smile from ear to ear,” she says. “The pictures are amazing.” 


Photographer: Annie Darr Photo + Film 

Ceremony, reception and caterer: Heritage Golf Club 

Cake: Cake Creations Boutique 

Florist:Hilliard Floral Design 

Music and photo booth: Columbus Pro DJs 

Stationery: Basic Invite 

Accommodations: Townplace Suites Columbus Hilliard 

Rehearsal dinner: The Station 

Bride’s attire: Gown and veil from Wendy’s Bridal, shoes and accessories from Amazon 

Gown cleaning/preservation:Dublin Cleaners 

Bride’s hair and makeup: Simply Makeup & Hair 

Groom’s attire: Suit from The Black Tux 

Rings: Diamonds Direct 

Bridesmaids’ attire: Gowns from Azazie 

Groomsmen’s attire: Suits from The Black Tux