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 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.