A Sweet Rustic Wedding at Light in the Valley Chapel in Walnut Creek, Ohio
LeAnna (21 and a retail associate) and Matthew (24 and in graphic design and marketing) Miller were introduced through a church youth group, but really started bonding at a youth camping trip. Matthew proposed just ten months later on Christmas Eve at his family's pond. When deciding on their wedding venue, they knew they wanted a traditional church wedding near Matthew's parents' house so that guests would not have far to commute to the reception. The ceremony was held at Light in the Valley Chapel in Walnut Creek, Ohio with a casual tented reception at the same family pond where Matthew had proposed. "This location has a special place in both of our hearts and was a natural decision," Matthew explains. The wedding day was especially warm, so guests were able too cool off under a large white tent and enjoy mint tea refreshments along with a barbecue dinner of grilled chicken, potatoes, and green beans. The tent itself was minimally decorated with romantic string lights, daisy centerpieces, and rustic wooden signs directing guests around the venue. After dinner, LeAnna and Matthew served either chocolate Ho-Ho cake or strawberry Bavarian cake with ice cream for a cool evening treat. The entire wedding day was inspired by a simple and modern sensibility, including the wedding fashion. LeAnna wore a timeless 3/4 sleeve sheath wedding dress and a sleek updo adorned with a headband and doily hair accessory. For an extra special element, LeAnna and Matthew drove to and from the wedding in a vintage red 1968 Camaro to celebrate their day in style.