Lindsey & Aaron

December 31

Wedding Colors


Photography: Ashley Escola Photography
Formalwear: American Commodore Tuxedo
Invitations: Pink Tomato Creative
Transportation: TL Worldwide Transporation
First Dance Song: The Lengths by The Black Keys
Number of Guests: 135

How they met…

During a time when Aaron was in army training in North Carolina he came to visit for two weeks in Ohio. During that visit Lindsey and Aaron met at the home of mutual friends, Andrew and Nicole. After that first meeting they continued to date and see each other even though it was a long distance relationship due to Aaron being in the army. Andrew and Nicole continued to be a part of their lives and both were in the wedding, Andrew as best man and Nicole as a bridesmaid.

The proposal…

The proposal was on Christmas Eve 2016 at Lindsey’s parents’ home. Aaron was home on one of his many visits to see Lindsey and to spend their first Christmas together since they met three and a half years prior. There were out-of-town relatives visiting and Lindsey’s entire immediate family was there. Right after dinner Lindsey’s dad was insistent that they open gifts, but Lindsey was feeling like she didn’t want her and Aaron to open their gifts to each other in front of everyone, but she also didn’t want to make a big deal of it, so she went along with it. Everyone was taking turns opening gifts and when it came to Lindsey and Aaron, as they were sitting in front of the fireplace she opened his gift to find a sunglasses case which to her surprise contained the ring. He asked her to stand up and instantly asked her to marry him, as everyone in the room began to scream because it was a surprise for everyone. No one knew Aaron had planned this except for Lindsey’s dad, who Aaron had previously asked for permission.

The wedding theme…

The couple fell in love with Portage Country Club; they described the venue as feeling like walking into someone’s home. Their New Year’s Eve wedding was warm and welcoming and because it was New Year’s Eve they encouraged everyone to dress up as much as they wanted. A lot of the guests wore long dresses and suits or tuxedos. Everything about the night was warm – from the ceremony in front of the fireplace (appropriate since the proposal also took place in front of a fireplace!) to the icicle lights on the windows left from Christmas. The couple was looking for a classy but practical celebration, and that’s what they got. Both of their families are foodies so in addition to the dinner the country club had late-night burger sliders and French fries for guests. Lindsey said Chrissy Kuznk, the coordinator at Portage Lakes Country Club, was amazing and credited her with making their day go perfect and smooth. Chrissy made sure everyone was where they needed to be!

Favorite wedding memory…

Lindsey and Aaron agree that their favorite memory of the day was the “first look.” Their photographer, Ashley Escola did such a wonderful job that they didn’t even notice she was there taking pictures. The couple felt that hands down it was the moment that will forever stay with them, that moment before all the craziness when it’s just the two of you. So much prep goes into the day and that’s when you’re reminded that it’s all about you and him and your life together – the emotions were surreal for them both.

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