Today we are so excited to share with you Michelle and Chad's amazing big day! They wanted a super soft color palette for their wedding which made it so unique and beautiful. We asked the questions you're all curious about, so keep scrolling to see their answers!
Q: How did you meet?
A: We met as freshman at Ohio State. We were both involved in Young Life on campus and were introduced by a mutual friend. We quickly became best friends, but it took a year and a half (and multiple tries by Chad!) before we finally started dating.
Q: Tell us your proposal story.
A: Chad took me to a beautiful metro park in Columbus. As we were walking around, Chad kept telling me about his favorite bridge he wanted to show me. When we finally got to the bridge, Chad told me it was his favorite bridge because it’s where he asked me to be his wife. He then got down on one knee and proposed! While we were celebrating at dinner, he had his friend decorate my bedroom with flowers and pictures he had taken at the proposal, and Chad had written me a note every day the week leading up to the proposal. It was a very special note, and each day he made a promise to me for our life together.
Q: What’s one fun fact about you and your spouse as a couple?
A: All through college, Chad and I lived in a duplex - me and my friends on one side and him and his friends on the other! It was so much fun, and many of our favorite memories happened there.
Q: In a paragraph, tell us about your wedding day.
A: Our wedding day was absolutely perfect. The weather was amazing and everything ran smoothly. It was the most joyful day of our lives.
Q: Was there a wedding theme or style?
A: We wanted our wedding to have a light, airy feel. We had a lot of natural light and a soft color palette.
Q: How would you describe your wedding in 3 words?
A: Fun, joyful, full-of-love
Q: What was the most memorable part of the wedding day?
A: The most memorable part of the day was standing at the altar with my new husband and staring out at all of the most important people in our lives. It was such a surreal moment and we felt very loved.
Q: What was the most challenging part of the wedding day and why?
A: Trying to spend time with all of our guests, who we were so thankful to be there!
Q: What’s one piece of advice you would want to give to brides?
A: Enjoy your day! Don’t get caught up in the details – you are marrying the love of your life with all your loved ones there to witness.
Ceremony Venue: The Lakes Golf & Country Club
Reception Venue: The Lakes Golf & Country Club
Wedding Planner/Event Coordinator: Events Held Dear
Photographer: Rachel Figueroa Photography
Videographer: Prodigy Cinema
Bridal Dress Shop: Wendy’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dress Shop: Kennedy Blue
Suit/Tux Shop: Jos A Banks
Hair Stylist: Hair Artists
Makeup Artist: Kelsey Hanna (a bridesmaid!)
Reception Entertainment: Josh Staley Production
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Taking Your Measurements
For the most accurate measurements, do not measure over your clothing. Your measurements should be taken while wearing undergarments similar to the ones you will wear with your dress. The measuring tape shouldn’t be pulled too tight or have too much slack, and should always be parallel with the floor.
Wedding apparel is typically sized differently than retail clothing, so keep in mind that it’s not uncommon to find yourself requiring alterations.
Wrap the tape around your back and under your arms at the fullest part of your bust (not underneath the bust).
While standing up straight, bend at the waist to one side. Take the measurement where the natural crease happens in your side. This should be a few inches above your belly button. Stand up straight and do not “suck in” when taking this measurment.
Standing with your feet together, wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips and butt to get this measurement.
Compare these three measurements to the Kennedy Blue size chart above. It is very important that you order the largest size that corresponds to your measurements. For example, if your bust measures 40.5” (size 12), your waist measures 31” (size 10) and your hips measure 41.5” (size 8), we advise that you order a size 12, and get your dress altered down to custom fit your body.
Depending on the fabric, a dress can be altered down up to 2 full sizes, but can be very difficult to let out as there is only about .5 inch of fabric to do so at the seams.