Allison + Rodd became Mr. and Mrs. on a gorgeous July day followed by celebrating with their families and closest friends at the Heritage Golf Club in Hilliard.

Allison’s co-worker, Kasey, invited her to a cook-out at their friend's house in the summer '15.  Kasey went around and introduced her to everyone, including Rodd, who was there working the grill. The cookout is where they officially met, but they truly hit it off the next day. Kasey and some of the gang from the cookout wanted to check out the Ohio State Fair. Allison had a bit of a hangover and had hesitations about going to the fair. But, knowing Rodd would be there, decided she couldn't miss it.  Initially, we walked around the fair as a group. As the day went on, they separated from the rest of the group without even realizing it. They had a great time! After that, they began seeing each other more often. 

Their first date was a Columbus Clippers game the week following the fair. 

About a year later in the Summer '16, Rodd invited Allison to visit his sister, Suzy, and her family in Destin, FL for a week. They spent most of the trip hanging out at the beach, rented jet skis and spent time with his family.  One night, they went out to dinner with Suzy and her husband, enjoying good seafood and live music. When they got back to our condo, Rodd suggested taking a walk on the beach. At one point, they sat in the sand, chatting and watching the waves when he popped the question. It was a genuine surprise!

Thank you to the following creatives + planners for making their day so incredible:

Photography: Ashley Rene Photography //  Floral Designer: Hilliard Floral Design //  Makeup + Hair: Charles Penzone Grand Salon //  Venue: Heritage Golf Club //  Cake Designer: Beth, Cake Creations  //  DJ: Buckeye Entertainment  //  Bridal Gown: Aurora Bridal Boutique // Gowns: David's Bridal  //  Suits: Men's Wearhouse  //  Stationary: Vistaprint  //