Ashley Walriven & Todd (TJ) Felthaus

The Biggest Surprise


Married

Oct 30, 2016
Cincinnati , Ohio


Photo Credit

Alex Davis Photography


Style Guide


Color Palette



Style

Casual, Informal


Season

Fall





The First Encounter

I was going back to school, so TJ surprised me with a new, pink MacBook and when I opened the computer I realized it was password protected. He told me to click on the password hint button, and the password hint that popped up was “my new last name!” Once I saw that hint, I looked over at him and he was on one knee with an insanely beautiful ring.



In Preparation

We planned the wedding in 4 months, so we worked very quickly to get everything lined up. Luckily, we worked with the greatest venue and vendors so everything happened pretty seamlessly. My sister-in-law and brother-in-law also helped us through the planning process, all the way from Oregon. They were two of the few people who knew about our big surprise…



The Big Day

Our big day was a complete surprise for all of our guests, our parents included. We had invited everyone to our “engagement party”, which was in fact our wedding. After we greeted our guests we snuck upstairs and changed into our wedding attire. My sister-in-law then gave a speech to our guests about our journey of love, and she ended by telling them that we had one more surprise for them. This is when the courtyard doors opened and we walked out to the song “Good Day for Marrying You” by Dave Barnes to a completely shocked and excited crowd. I was so happy that we were able to pull everything off, and it was one of the most beautiful and extraordinary experiences.



The Retreat

We did not immediately go on a honeymoon excursion, but we did have a fun little jaunt to Charleston for our friends’ wedding and then to New York for some more adventure (and to watch the Kentucky Wildcats play).



 

Contributing Vendors

CATERER & VENUE

Arnold’s Bar & Grill

WEDDING CAKE

Happy Chicks Bakery

ENTERTAINMENT

Ryan Wilson (DJ)

FLORAL DESIGN

Una Floral

GOWN

Rent the Runway

INVITATIONS

Minted

 

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