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Happy Anniversary to Three Couples!

Emma Frankart Henterly

September 26, 2015, was another popular date among the couples in our most recent issue. Three of them-Kelly and Philip Greer, Jennifer and Shawn Levings, and Kathleen Cruse-Grasser and Cody Grazer-all got married on that day. Congratulations to all six of you, and we hope you enjoy this look back on your wedding days!

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Non-native Ohioans Kelly and Philip said that one of the most memorable moments of their wedding day was when they arrived to their cocktail hour and were greeted by their family and friends, many of whom had traveled from all over the country to be there for the big day. "It was rewarding to see everyone that had traveled so far to witness our wedding," Kelly says. But it wasn't the first time family had traveled a great distance for the couple; Phil invited Kelly's parents (from South Carolina), her sister and brother-in-law (from Illinois) and his parents (from Massachusetts) to town on the day he planned to propose to Kelly; after she said yes, the couple and their family all celebrated together.

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"Chic" was the name of the game at Jennifer and Shawn's wedding reception at French Hen Farm in Marysville. Lanterns with flowers, cloches with "starry lights" and custom-made chiffon drapery accented the already beautiful venue. Guests dined on down-home cooking done right, including carved beef, grilled chicken, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, green beans and sweet corn from Heflin Caterers in Plain City. Choosing a most memorable moment of the day was hard for Jennifer, who said simply, "the entire day was perfect."

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There's nothing quite like a Franklin Park Conservatory wedding, and Kathleen and Cody's event was just as gorgeous as you'd expect. They were married by a close friend, Cody's father prayed with the couple, and a moment of silence to honor late family members all brought special, personal touches to the ceremony. Those personal touches carried through to the reception, where Kathleen honored her late father with a special video. And guest favors included cookies from a bakery in Granville, where the newlyweds first became acquainted as Denison University students.