An Intimate, Glamorous Wedding at The Oliver House in Toledo, Ohio
After six months of dating, Raquel Durik (32 and a sales assistant) and Nick Neiderhouse (31 and a principal) decided to take a mini vacation to New York City the day after Christmas. The couple visited Rockefeller Center on their first day there, where Nick shocked Raquel with a proposal right in front of the famous tree. It was a second marriage for both Raquel and Nick, and they agreed to have a small, intimate wedding with their closest family and friends. They were the first couple to have their wedding at The Oliver House in Toledo, Ohio, with a lawn for their outdoor ceremony and a historic indoor space for their elegant reception. Guests got a preview of their wedding day color palette through the black-and-white-striped invitations accented with gold and pink. At the ceremony, the arch was decorated with gold, blush and white fabrics, and gold heart-shaped pillows were hung from chairs. Dining tables were decorated with lush flower centerpieces surrounded by gold sequins, and table numbers were written with chalk on mini blackboards. Raquel’s grandmother always loved elephants, so the pink wedding cake had an elephant topper that was spray-painted gold. Plus, when an elephant’s trunk is pointed in an upward position, it signifies good luck (not that the couple needed much that day!).