May 28, 2016
Sam and Mike began dating when they were just 15 years old. Although their teenage romance was short-lived, their love story was just getting started. Sam went off to college, and Mike joined the Army National Guard. Not too long after, they began running into each other quite frequently due to their many mutual friends, which led to them re-starting their relationship during their sophomore year of college. In 2009, Mike found out that he was going to be deployed to Afghanistan. He said that it was near the end of his deployment that he knew for sure that he wanted to marry Sam. He proposed on July 4, 2014, and the rest is history!
Their wedding took place over Memorial Day weekend at Heritage Barn in Stow, Ohio. Their decor consisted of a bright mix of pink and navy, with touches of orange accenting the decor. With both indoor and outdoor spaces, Heritage Barn is the perfect venue for weddings all year round. Sam and Mike’s ceremony took place outside on the grass, and their reception was held inside the barn.
Photography: Mann & Wife – Visual Storytellers
Event Design & Planning: Oak & Honey Events
Venue: Heritage Barn
Floral: Fair Rarity Flowers
Cake: The West Side Bakery
Caterer: Old Carolina Barbecue Company
Bartender: Sweet Water Caravan
DJ: Encore Sounds
Rentals: Miller’s Party Rental Center & L’Nique Linens
Favors: CrazyButTrue Popcorn