A Classic Nautical Wedding at Mon Ami Restaurant and Historic Winery in Port Clinton, Ohio

Emily Zottola (26 and a registered nurse) and Cody Brubaker (27 and an electrician) first met in grade school when Emily became friends with Cody’s sister. When they were older, Emily’s friend brought her out to meet up with Cody and his group of friends. Cody entertained Emily with jokes the entire night, and they decided to go out, just the two of them, shortly after. After they dated for about two years, Cody proposed to Emily in her family room with a round-cut solitaire diamond set in a white gold band. Their wedding took place at Mon Ami Restaurant & Historic Winery in Catawba, Ohio, an ideal outdoor venue for the couple, as it's located close to the lake waterfront. The nautical-themed wedding was inspired by the lake, reflected in the programs, decorations and favors decorated in hues of ivory, navy and blush. It was important to the couple to incorporate their family and friends into the wedding as much as possible. Cody’s close family friend served as their officiant, and Emily’s godmother performed an Irish blessing during their ceremony. Emily’s hydrangea and rose bouquet had pictures of her grandparents and godfather inside charms, and Cody kept a remembrance coin in his pocked to honor his late grandparents.