Spring Wedding at the Golf Club in Grove City

May 14, 2021 | Rachel (Cardi) and Ben Wilford don’t remember very well when they first met, having worked together at Penzone Salon + Spa for years. But “in 2015, we were cheated on by a mutual colleague/friend, and we’ve been inseparable ever since,” says Rachel. Their son, Vince, was born the following year, and Ben proposed in 2018 while hiking in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains National Park (where they also ended up honeymooning).

Like many couples, the Wilfords’ wedding planning required a lot of flexibility due to COVID-19.

“Our wedding was the ‘third wedding’ we had planned, so it became a running joke that ‘third time is the charm,’ [which we] even included on our invites,” says Rachel. Plan A was an April 2020 destination wedding in Florida, which was postponed to November of that year. “We were faced with the reality that having everyone travel out of state wasn’t the best option,” says Rachel. “It was really important that we had our family and friends with us to celebrate, so we went back to the drawing board to plan a wedding here.”

She and Ben only visited one venue, the Pinnacle Golf Club, before deciding it was the perfect place to get married. “We didn’t have the wedding we originally planned, but our day at Pinnacle was absolutely perfect and we couldn’t have been happier with our decision,” says Rachel.

“We are so grateful to have our whole family here to celebrate with us,” says Rachel. This included Vince, who witnessed Ben.

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Ceremony, reception and catering: Pinnacle Golf Club

Cake: Kennedy Kakes

Florist: Bloomtastic Florist

Music: night music dj

Photographer: Nicole Dixon Photographer

Summons: Minted.com

Other stationery: BB Letters Calligraphy & Design

Transportation: Xtreme Limousine

Accommodation: Hilton Columbus Downtown

Rehearsal dinner: Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse – Downtown Columbus

Bridal outfit: blush by Hayley Paige dress and a veil The young brideshoes Nordström, Sarah Gabriel accessories

Cleaning/preservation of the gown: Northwest Cleaners

Bridal hairstyle and makeup: Penzone Salon + Spa

Groom’s attire: Suit from Joe. A. BankNordstrom accessories

Rings: Private jeweler

Bridesmaids outfit: Dessy Dresses from social walleye

Bridesmaid outfit: The crystal bride (Geneva, Illinois)

Dress code for groomsmen and ring bearers: Suits of Jos. A. Bank

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