Real Wedding Wednesdays: Devin Conklin and JR Lynn

Emma Frankart Henterly

Photo credit: Together We Click

Devin Conklin and JR Lynn celebrated their first anniversary on Monday; congratulations to them! They were wed in what Devin describes as a small and personal outdoor ceremony in the Dock580 courtyard. The evening featured a "vintage romance" theme, with lots of personal touches: Photos of the couple's grandparents, handmade chalkboard signs and table decorations, and a dessert bar to celebrate the newlyweds' love of finger desserts.

One of the most memorable moments of the evening, Devin says, was when one of her friends danced so hard that he split his pants. "It made everyone laugh, and we knew everyone was having a good time!"

Devin and JR met during fall quarter of Devin's freshman year at Ohio State University (JR was a sophomore). A mutual friend introduced them, and they dated for eight years before tying the knot in 2015.

To propose, JR took Devin on a hike through Brown County State Park in Indiana. "While hiking, JR stopped me and gave me a hug," Devin says. "The next thing I knew, he was down on one knee asking me to marry him!"

The Details

Wedding date: Oct. 24, 2015

Wedding colors: Plum, navy and gold

Attendants: Four bridesmaids, four groomsmen, a flower girl and a ring bearer

Bride wore: Wtoo gown from The Perfect Bride in Rocky River; shoes from Nordstrom and jewelry from Etsy

Hair and makeup: Hair by Luna Salon, makeup by a friend

Groom wore: Jos A. Banks and Men's Wearhouse apparel

Rings: Shane Co.

Rehearsal dinner: Carfanga's catered a dinner at Westgate Park

Ceremony: Dock580

Reception: Dock580

Caterer: In-house

Cake: The Flour Pot Cakes

Florist: Bloomtastic

Photographer: Together We Click


Reception tunes: Mark Dantzer Productions

First dance: "Love Me Tender" by Elvis

Registries: Target and Bed Bath and Beyond

Favorite gift: A KitchenAid stand mixer

Guests stayed at: The Westin Columbus

Honeymoon: Melia Caribe Tropical in the Dominican Republic