Elliott and Lana’s Denison University wedding was delightful. We’re excited to share some of our favorites with you!
Here’s their story in Lana’s words:
“At the Denison University pre-orientation for freshmen, there was a breakfast hosted on the academic quad to kick off our arrival. My roommate was the only person I had met so far, so we each grabbed a plate and sat on the steps of a nearby academic building. Another guy was sitting there also. A student carrying some boxes came up the stairs and asked her mother to open the door, but the guy sitting on the steps got it for her first. The student said, ‘Thanks, Mom!’ and we all giggled. I called that guy ‘Mom’ for the first couple of weeks of school.
‘Mom’ and I lived in the same building our freshman year and proceeded to have at least one class together each semester. ‘Mom’s’ real name was Elliott (don’t forget the second t!) and we said all of four words to each other those first two years, despite having met so early on. Our junior year, we were the only two students from Denison studying abroad in Japan. We didn’t know each other well, but being so far from home and the only ones from our university there, we met up a couple of times in Tokyo. I thought our encounters would be very awkward, but I was pleasantly surprised when Elliott was so easy to talk to, and extremely easy to get along with.
After our time abroad, we went back to Denison for our senior year. When we got there, campus and the people on it seemed unchanged, while our time in Japan had made us see the world in a different way. With this new shared experience, we ended up spending a lot of time together those first few weeks back on campus, and with the famous words… ‘Um… Would you like to go out on a date sometime?’ … the rest is history! We’ve been dating since that day on October 2, 2009…”
From the dress to the cake, everything about Elliott and Lana’s wedding day epitomized their personalities- simple, elegant, reserved and tasteful. They wanted the wedding to be about good times with friends and family and not so much about traditions and formalities. They like simple, functional, old-fashioned. They chose Swasey Chapel on Denison University’s campus where they first met. The chapel is gorgeous and showcased their love for historic buildings. Their outfits were also minimal with a touch of an “early 1900s” feel. Their connection to Japan showed up in some of the elements, such as the sake toast (and the take-home sake cup) and a Japan-inspired “wish tree.”
We loved everything about our day with these two!
Swasey Chapel Wedding Ceremony
Slayter Student Union Wedding Reception
Wedding Dress and Veil:
Evelyn Frolking – Studio Artiflora
Denison University, Swasey Chapel
Denison University Slayter Student Union
DJ / Entertainment Services
Custom My Suit