Real Wedding

Megan + Nick Wedding | October 21st

How They Met

The Bride // Nick and I met at work. We are both financial advisors and run our practices at the same firm, Savage & Associates. The day I started at Savage, June 1, 2015, I knew we would get married. It only took eight months of sitting next to each other and some begging for Nick to agree to date me. But hey, it all worked out!

Their Wedding

The Bride // There were a few things that made the wedding special, and ironically, most of them happened with no planning of our own. When we got engaged in April, Nick and I agreed we wanted a fall wedding and did not want to wait until the following year to get married. With this quick timeline, our options were very limited. Luckily, as we searched for reception venues, the Toledo Zoo was building a brand new reception hall in the middle of their African Safari exhibit. Because it did not exist yet, very few people knew about it or looked to reserve it so we easily booked it! The Zoo really made the night memorable with the true stars making their debut during the cocktail hour. Every guest was able to feed the giraffes (70 lbs of lettuce total!) which was a huge hit with everyone… there are more pictures of them than there are of us!

Our ceremony was by far the most memorable part of the day. I put much more time and attention on the ceremony than the reception. I didn’t even attend the cake tastings -- thanks Nick and my mom! My dad’s welcome speech was also something I will never forget. Let’s just say he crushed it. Ultimately, having our family and friends gathered in one place celebrating our marriage was our biggest takeaway.

Wedding Professionals

Ceremony Venue // St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church

Reception Venue // The Toledo Zoo | Malawi Event Center

Photographer // Jenna Nicole Photography

Jeweler // Leo Marks Jewelers

Florals // Bartz Viviano

Ceremony Music // Nick and Alina De La Torre

Band // Bluewater Kings Band

Bridal Attire // B Loved Bridal | JJs House

Menswear // The Black Tux

Invitations + Stationery // Fiddlestix Boutique
Calligraphy // Alegria Calligraphy
Seating Chart // Uppercase Designs

Cake + Desserts // Jane’s Cakes and Confections

Hair // Gussy Up

Make-Up // Makeup by Amy Lewis & Co

Transportation // Childers Transportation | Classic Transport

Rehearsal Dinner // El Tipico Restaurant