Days before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged Americans to postpone or cancel gatherings of more than 50 people, Robyn Macy, 29, and her fiancé, Andrew, were already downsizing their March 21 wedding.
How did you and your spouse meet, and how long have you been together? “Nicholas and I met in middle school while attending Middlebranch Middle School. We fell in love with one another and ‘officially’ began dating March 15, 2008. (We come from the era where social media was evolving and it was imperative to provide the exact date because a relationship is not official unless it says so on Facebook, right?!) Since then, we have grown together, along with our love for one another.”
How did you and your spouse meet, and how long have you been together? “We went to high school together. We never dated throughout high school but always had mutual friends. Jenna went to Ohio University for college, and Zach attended Kent State University. The beginning of Jenna’s junior year, Zach came down with a group of friends to visit for the weekend, and from then on, the rest is history. They dated for about seven and a half years before getting engaged.”
The bad wedding speech is a movie trope for a reason: It’s easy to love someone very much and yet hard to express that concisely, in a way that is relevant to a wide audience, and without getting caught up in the speaker’s own emotional baggage. “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” “Wedding Crashers” and “Bridesmaids,” among others, all feature versions of wedding or engagement speeches gone horribly wrong.
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes depression. Wait … that’s not how it’s supposed to go. Unfortunately, for some, that is how it goes. While many newlyweds are blissed out, others are hit with the post-wedding blues, and it can be debilitating.
A property that once housed a German American social club has been transformed into a venue to help couples celebrate the most special day of their lives. Waters Edge Vineyard at 7085 Georgetown Road NE in Louisville sits on 33 acres.
Get married at Columbia Woodlands and you won’t have to worry about anyone texting during the ceremony. “There is no Wi-Fi here. It’s truly a disconnect from the digital world. It’s absolutely wonderful,” said Megan Crilley, Columbia Woodland’s wedding and event coordinator.
Many brides and grooms of today are eager to break with wedding traditions. Case in point: Royal Docks Brewhouse & Cannery in Jackson Township is a popular new venue for wedding receptions and even ceremonies.
Melissa Bloom-Doerschuk and David Doerschuk initially met on Facebook. His sister recommended he add Melissa as a friend. After several attempts, she finally responded. Melissa knew what she was looking for, and David had it. Within five months, the two were engaged, and a year and a half later, they were married.