He is from Michigan, I an Ohio girl. We met at a summer arts camp in rural Michigan and when we went home after the summer, never kept in touch. (quite honestly, I think he completely forgot about me). Flash forward 10+ years and we both joined the Nevada Ballet Theatre in Las Vegas for the 2014 season. We began dating and after five years, Ben finally proposed while we were backstage after a performance.
Despite currently living in Las Vegas, I had always wanted to get married in my home state of Ohio. I had envisioned seeing all our friends faces from past and present intermixed with our large extended families. Of course little did we know that our world would be turned upside down this year. Like so many engaged couples, our year was filled with ups and downs as we tried to navigate what to do.
Ultimately we decided to stick with our original date while scaling down dramatically, taking precautions (including loading up the car and driving to Ohio rather than fly), and following a number of protocols. We celebrated with a small number of friends and family. It felt pretty awesome to start the new year by marrying your best friend. And even though it wasn’t how we pictured it, we were able to live stream the ceremony for all our friends and family to still be part of our day. The outpouring of love and support was humbling and we couldn’t be happier!
Venue: The Estate at New Albany | Photographer: Emily Mollineaux | Florist: Fiori Florals Design Studio | Hair: Lauren Wolff Hair Design | Makeup: Angie Warren Artistry | Cake: Sauer Cakes | Linens: Got Ya Covered Linens | Dress/Shoes/Accessories: BHLDN | Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux | Day-of Stationary: Unmeasured Events | Save the Date: Minted | Guest book plaque: Kerf Works USA | Live-Stream: Lovecastapp