Real Wedding Wednesdays: Colleen Wirtz and Joseph Curtin

Emma Frankart Henterly

Photo credit: Julian Allen Photography

You can't really call Colleen and Joseph Curtin "high school sweethearts," even though they went to the same high school. The two reconnected on Facebook 10 years post-graduation and realized they made a great couple!

Their wedding featured a "love locally" theme, so they incorporated some of their favorite things about growing up in Columbus-as well as details about Cincinnati, where they now reside.

"We took wedding pictures in uptown Westerville and had a Graeter's ice cream bar at our reception," says Colleen. "Joe loves craft beer, so we had a bar featuring some of his favorite selections from local breweries in Cincinnati and Columbus." To add to the theme, table decor at the reception featured street signs from Columbus locations that are important to the couple.

One of the wedding's most memorable moments was when Joe's grandfather, who mostly gets around in a wheelchair, shared a dance "with his bride of 69 years to their favorite song, 'At Last' by Etta James," says Colleen.

The Details

Wedding date: May 22, 2015

Wedding colors: Navy, purple and green

Attendants: Four bridesmaids, four groomsmen and three ring bearers

Bride wore: Allure Couture gown, a veil and jewelry from Elegant Bride and shoes from DSW (gown preserved by Dublin Cleaners)

Hair and makeup: Salon Lofts

Groom wore: Suit from Macy's

Rings: Carioti Jewelers

Rehearsal dinner: The Wine Bistro

Ceremony: St. Paul Catholic Church

Reception: Dock580

Caterer: In-house

Cake: Alice's Piece of Cake

Florist: Nature's Gifts

Photographer: Julian Allen Photography

Videographer: Jonah Epps Videography

Invitations: Etsy

Reception tunes: Buckeye DJ

First dance: "Wouldn't It Be Nice" by The Beach Boys

Registries: Macy's, Crate and Barrel, and Bed Bath and Beyond

Favorite gift: Lennox dinnerware

Transportation: Xtreme Limo

Guests stayed at: Hilton Columbus Downtown

Honeymoon: South Africa