Neely Center Wedding | Bethany and Jeff
Bethany and Jeff had such a picture-perfect fall day for their October wedding. We started the day at the Hilton Garden Inn in Levis Commons for their getting ready photos as well as their first look. Their ceremony and reception were each part of a Neely Center wedding, a beautiful space located in Fremont, Ohio. Read more to hear about the vision of the day as well as the proposal story, as told by Bethany!
When I asked Bethany the proposal story, here is what she said, “We were on Kelley’s Island with our families and close friends for my younger sisters 21st birthday. We were at a winery relaxing and having a joyous time when someone recommended going to one of the beaches to take family pictures as the sun set. I just so happened to mention, “hey did anyone run this by Melissa? Maybe she doesn’t want to spend an hour or so of her birthday taking family pictures” (little did I know-haha). We shuttled everyone over to the beach as quickly as possible before the sun went down and someone announced “Couples first!” when the pictures began. So Jeff and I got shoved up for pictures first! We took a few photos and he leaned over mumbling “that’s a lot of cameras”. I leaned back over to him and whispered: “I’m sorry my family is so crazy!”
I then saw my nephew walking up to us with his dump truck in his hand and a box in the back. My heart stopped and I quietly said “Oh my gosh!”. Jeff grabbed the box and got down on one knee. Neither of us have any memory of what he was saying when he proposed, but it was perfect. My first words to him were “What are you doing?” along with an enormous smile on my face. Of course I said yes and there were lots of hugs and tears and an entire video of it all from my sister!”
So cute! Bethany also described the wedding as fall elegance. “Our colors are bordeaux and shimmery gold. We will be playing Frank Sinatra era music and of course dancing music once the evening begins!” It was such a fun affair and one of Bethany’s bridesmaids actually SANG the first dance song! It was absolutely beautiful!
Another cool feature of the day was the couple’s cake! Bethany’s mom made it and it was so original and fun and very well done!
Congratulations, Bethany and Jeff! Your day was just perfect and your love for each other put smiles on our faces all day!