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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.

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Ceremony, reception and catering: Columbus Athletic Club

Cake: Small piece of northern cake

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

Accommodation: The Athletic Club of Columbus (newlyweds), Hotel LeVeque and Downtown Columbus Renaissance (guests)

Rehearsal dinner: The dungeon

Sunday Brunch: Latitude 41

Bridal outfit: Willowby of Watters dress and a veil The young bride, jimmy choo shoes

Bridal hairstyle and makeup: Hairstyle by Gabby Guthrie from Mission Fairmakeup by Blushed Beauty Co.

Groom’s attire: Tuxedo from The black tuxedo at Nordstrom, Alexander McQueen cufflinks

Rings: engagement ring Diamond Cellargroups of cartier

Bridesmaids outfit: David’s bride dresses

Groomsmen attire: Nordstrom Tuxedos

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