A Vintage-Inspired Outdoor Wedding at the Grand Pacific Outdoor Wedding Garden in Olmsted Falls, Ohio

Katie Bartlett (29 and an interior designer) and Andy Demian (35 and a residential construction project manager) met each other at work and it wasn't

Katie Bartlett (29 and an interior designer) and Andy Demian (35 and a residential construction project manager) met each other at work and it wasn't long after that Katie started to look for any excuse to talk to him. After a night out with friends, where their mutual friend pointed out that they both were into each other, the two decided to give things a shot — they've been together ever since. Andy popped the question one Friday evening after a hike with the help of his son, Nathan. "When we got to the top of the hill they started acting weird. We didn’t get too far when Andy asked Nathan if he was ready. I was thinking maybe they were going to race or something," says Katie. "Andy told me to keep walking and they would catch up. A few moments later I see Nathan walking up holding a piece of paper saying, 'Hey Daddy, guess what?' Andy redplied, 'What?' Then Nathan said, 'How much do you love Katie?' and Andy replied, 'A lot, why?' 'Enough to marry her?' asked Nathan. 'Yes,' said Andy, 'but how do I do that?' 'First get down on one knee," said Nathan." Andy then got down on one knee and asked Katie to marry him. For their wedding, the couple opted for a laid-back affair at the Grand Pacific Outdoor Wedding Garden in Andy's hometown of Olmsted Falls, OH. The lush grounds offered an intimate, natural setting for their nuptials, with an outdoor garden pavilion near the river and a historic Victorian home as the backdrop. Katie and Andy filled the day with DIY touches, vintage props and fun details like an ice cream bar with their favorite flavors, all of which reflected their individual personalities, as well as their life together as a couple.

Chalkboard-Inspired Wedding Invitations
Katie carried a bouquet filled with ivory and purple blooms like roses, stock and peonies down the aisle.
When guests picked up a program for the ceremony, they took a ticket for an ice cream after dinner as well.
Purple-Framed Chalkboard Welcome Sign
Katie and Andrew's ceremony took place outdoors at the the Grand Pacific Junction's Outfoor Wedding Garden. The stone pavilion offered guests prime views of the spot where the couple would exchange vows, as well as the ceremony's natural setting.
For a pop of fresh color, the couple dressed up the ceremony aisles with bright pink blooms and blue mason jars.
To symbolize their union, the couple planted a tree together instead of a traditional candle lighting or sand ceremony.
"I wore a Mikaella lace wedding dress.  in a mermaid style with an empire bodice and keyhole back," says Katie. "I had an ivory ribbon around my waist, tied in a bow, and a birdcage veil  that my mother-in-law made for me."
Vintage Door Escort Card Display
Tying into the wedding's vintage theme, the couple wrote the names of each guest on antiqued gift tags with skeleton keys tied to each one.
For a subtle rustic touch, the reception tables were lined with burlap table runners.
For a fresh pop of color, the reception tables were decorated with bright ivory and pink blooms arranged in blue mason jars.
Katie and Andrew's First Dance
"The wedding cake tasted just as good as it looked!  It was a chocolate three-tier naked cake with a berry filling," says Katie. "There was chocolate icing in between each of the three tiers and was decorated with berries. "
After Dinner Ice Cream
Purple Reception Uplighting