the love story (as told by Delilah)
We met in May of 2019 and started dating on July 29th, 2019 after I schooled Ryan in all of his favorite arcade games at Dave & Busters. We quickly became best friends and spent our time going to concerts, Ohio State football games, and mini weekend trips. Not even a year into our relationship, we spent lockdown together. During lockdown we celebrated our first birthday together…yes, we have the same birthday! I am exactly one year older than Ryan. After actually enjoying being shut in together, we decided the next best thing to do would be move in together. Ryan left Toledo and we found a place in Gibsonburg. Since then, we’ve loved our time laying low and hanging out with each others’ family and friends. On January 30th, 2021, we went to Wildwood Metropark--the same park we went to on our first anniversary. Ryan walked me back to my favorite place in the park, the Manor House gardens. He set up his phone camera on timer, got down on one knee, and asked me to marry him. There was snow on the ground, it was freezing cold, but it was private and perfect!
Wedding day preparations for the ladies took place at the Foos residence. The ladies swarmed the house while the guys hung out in the finished barn out back. Delilah’s theme for their wedding day was Wildflower, bohemian, garden party-ish with light blue, green, pink, and white for the colors. She focused on making everything as Eco-friendly as possible with 99% of their decorations being previously loved by others, or recycled. Delilah wore a gorgeous A-line strapless gown and a sheer wrap jacket with billowy sleeves. The bodice was a sheer corset with a small line of buttons down the back. The gown and jacket were covered in small white leaves and sequence. She wore her hair down in loose waves, with a delicate golden butterfly clip on one side. Her only jewelry was the sweetest pair of tiny golden bumblebees in honor of the bee keeping she does with her dad. Her lace handkerchief was previously loved and the ring bearer pillow was the same one her parents used in their wedding. Her look was finished with a beautiful bouquet of native wildflowers.
Delilah + Ryan opted to have a first look. We did this in the beautiful backyard of the Foos residence next to a koi pond and tranquil waterfall, followed by a reading of their vows. The couple wanted an intimate setting to read their personalized vows to each other rather than infront of a big crowd. [I totally get that!] After drying up the tears we explored the Foos property for bridal portraits before heading to the ceremony venue.
mr + mrs
Delilah and Ryan have discovered many similarities in thier lives. One of the similarities is a german heritage. For their unity ceremony they decided on a german tradition called Baumstamm sägen [log sawing] The bride and groom must saw through the log together, which is set on a sawhorse, to prove their strength and teamwork as a couple. When the log was ALMOST done Delilah jumped right in and smacked the log with her hands to break it!!!
For the officiant's parting words he read a quote from shrek: "I want what any princess wants - to live happily ever after... with the ogre I married."
This was the reaction vvvvv
Wedding Dress Designer | All Who Wander
Dress Shop | Twirl Bridal
Florist | Debbie Dukes at Flower Mercantile
Videography | JD Videography
Hair | Lyndsey Perales @lyndsey_perales, Sarah Schoenlein @style_by_sarah525, Shanelle Hensley @shanelle_hensley
Makeup | Becca Quintanilla @bquinbeauty, Nicole Urbanski @nicoleurbanski_beauty
Groomsmen Attire | Generation Tux
Venue + Catering | Ole Zim’s Wagon Shed
Honeymoon | Deb Bostic, Certified Travel Counselor
DJ | Professional Sounds Doug Bermick
Decorations, invitations, Bridal makeup and hair | Delilah
Favors | Delilah and her dad. Beezarre Honey Co.