We cannot resist when a wedding day starts out with a first look full of smiling and laughing. Erica and Colin tied the knot where they first met, sharing a beautiful Ohio University wedding.
Where and how did you meet? One of Colin’s friends from his hometown lived on my floor in my dorm room freshmen year. He would often have people over to his dorm on the weekends and we met during one of those random nights. There was no connection right away – but the more times we hung out, the more and more I started to like him.
Why did you choose this location for your wedding? We love Ohio University – it is where we met and it is a beautiful campus. I love the brick roads, green trees and rolling hills and thought it would be a great backdrop for our wedding. We also both had great memories at Ohio University and it was fun for everyone to come back and celebrate where it all began.
What is your favorite memory from this location? We actually got married in the same place as our “first date” which was lunch at one of the campus dining halls (which has since been renovated into the event space it is now). This was before texting was available and I did not have a cell phone at the time as I was waiting for a new one to be shipped. I went to the dining hall with my best friend (I was nervous and did not want to go alone) and he never showed! I had wondered if he blew me off or if I got the day/time wrong. As we were finishing our lunch and trying to hide my embarrassment of being stood up – I noticed him outside the window running into the dining hall. He had fallen asleep and missed the whole date. He sat down all out of breath with me and my best friend and didn’t even eat as he had slept in so late it was almost time for his next class. It was not the best first day but we love looking back on it now as it definitely was a funny beginning to our relationship. A little insight into your love story…As I stated earlier, we met in college but what I hadn’t explained is that we met 2 weeks into Freshmen year of college. We were able to make a bunch of friends together and also introduce each other to those we had already been friends with prior to meeting. It has created a great, close knit group of friends who have been with us since the beginning – through many ups and downs of college relationships (which can be very hard). We definitely had our tough times along with some “breaks” and “break-ups”- but we always found our way back to each other and the relationship grew stronger and stronger every time. We don’t just consider each other “husband and wife” (or previously “boyfriend and girlfriend”) but also best friends. We were friends from the beginning and I truly think that it is what makes our relationship work so well and what will make our relationship last forever 🙂
VENDOR LOVE –
Photos By: Jillian Hogan Photography | Venue: Ohio University – Nelson Commons | Event Planner: The Belle Event Company | Florals: Hyacinth Bean Florist | Wedding Cake: Heavenly Confections | Hair Stylist: Millenium Styles | Dress Store: Girls in White Dresses | Wedding Dress: JLM Couture | Brides Shoes: Kate Spade | Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Men’s Accessories: The Tie Bar | Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew