A Destination Wedding in Grand Rapids, OH

Though she used to tell her parents that they met through friends, Shelly really met Paul on Match.com. At the time, they were both living in different parts of Colorado, so when their first date (in Idaho Springs, the midpoint between their two cities) went well, the two started dating long distance. After a year-and-a-half, Paul moved to Denver where Shelly lived. The Bride Shelly Vendemo, 40, a corporate revenue integrity officer The Groom Jean Paul McDonagh, 41, a software sales engineer The Date October 24 On their three-year anniversary, Shelly and Paul continued their tradition of returning to Idaho Springs for dinner at the restaurant where they met. Later that night, they stumbled across a catchy band and stayed to listen through the last set. Paul had been searching for the right moment to propose, and despite the late hour and unexpected setting, he finally popped the question on the streets of Idaho Springs. The two spent the next five months planning a destination wedding in Ohio near Shelly’s family.