April 30, 2021 | Greek Life at Ohio State University was where Olivia (Licata) and Jeff Lonchor met, who were introduced by Olivia’s “big” sorority. Olivia eventually became a “big” herself; and his own “little one” eventually became a “big one” for Jeff’s sister! The three women were members of Olivia’s wedding party.
To propose, Jeff took Olivia to the Franklin Park Conservatory Holiday Lights Exhibit in December 2019. “I had always wanted to go,” Olivia says. “He took us to a garden and had ornaments hanging from the trees, with him at the end of the driveway with a ring.”
The couple originally planned a New Year’s Eve wedding in 2020 but realized they would have to postpone due to COVID. Luckily, they were able to keep not only their color palette, but all of their vendors as well.
Due to her ties to the fashion industry, Olivia surprised her bridesmaids with faux leather jackets, which her brother helped her customize. “It was great for the photos, and I know my bridesmaids have been wearing them ever since!” she says. “It was one of my favorite surprises for my daughters.”
Olivia’s brother, Alec Licata, has also ventured elsewhere: as a graphic designer, he created the signage for the day. He also sang and played guitar for the first dance of Quinn XCII’s “Good Thing Go”. “It was important to me that my brother played our first song, because I love music and he is a musician! [It was a] very special time. My husband and I love this artist, so it was very sentimental to include a family member in our song.
When asked what was the most memorable of the day, Olivia struggles to name just one thing.
“I honestly think the whole night was memorable,” she says. “Jeff and I, along with all of our guests, have had a very difficult year due to the pandemic. It was amazing spending the day and night with some of our most favorite people after everything in the world!
Olivia and Jeff are expecting their first child, a boy, in July.
Ceremony, reception and catering: Columbus Athletic Club
Cookies: Suga’s house
Planner: Red Letter Day Events
Florist backdrop and photo booth: Prema designs
Ceremonial music: Viva La Strings
Cocktail/music reception, photo booth and lighting: Josh Staley Productions
Photographer: Photography of Derk’s works
Stationery store: Minted.com
Mirror sign: Beautiful arrow designs
Rehearsal dinner: The dungeon
Sunday Brunch: Latitude 41
Bridesmaids outfit: David’s bride dresses
Groomsmen attire: Nordstrom Tuxedos