A Classic Backyard Wedding at a Private Lake House in Sandusky, Ohio

Kelly Hennessy (26, a consultant at Ernst & Young) and Tim Borchers (28, a consultant at Tom Zosel & Associates) met in college and dated for five years before getting engaged. The couple were visiting Kelly’s parents at their lake house when Tim asked (according to Kelly, practically begged) Kelly to go on the boat, where he hid the engagement ring he proposed to her with. The ceremony was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sandusky, Ohio and the reception in the backyard of Kelly’s family lake house with a waterfront view. Cardstock invitations with gold foil script and translucent floral paper by Rose Gold Studio were sent out for the classic backyard wedding. Kelly, her mom and sister took a trip to New York City one weekend to find the perfect wedding dress, and she fell in love with an ivory dress designed by Ines di Santo at a Bridal Reflections trunk show. At the backyard reception, tables with champagne linens and lace overlay were decorated with simple white and pink flower arrangements of garden roses, dahlias and hydrangeas in mercury glass vases. Instead of traditional wedding favors, the couple decided to donate money to The Miracle Fund, which raises money for breast cancer research. However, the party wasn’t short of chocolate covered Oreos with pink ribbons to for a sweet treat while supporting to the cause.