Photography by Lindsey Beckwith Photography
Artie Petro and Britt Andrews first met in Ohio at Kent State University, and once they were a couple, the pair returned to the Akron, Ohio, to tour Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens. It was there, on “a beautiful day in June,” that they explored the whimsical woods, where the trees were dotted with tree houses. They wandered about and found one tucked in the forest, which is where Britt found herself looking down from the tree house to find Artie down on one knee. They wed at First United Methodist Church in a ceremony that combined Catholic and Methodist traditions and celebrated with 200 guests, many visiting from Cleveland, at the Power Center Ballroom. Dan’s Floral Designs helped the couple replicate the gorgeous garden aura of their engagement location, with centerpieces of moss and wheatgrass and bouquets of lime hydrangeas, spider mums, and bear grass, highlighted with hot pink tulips. As for the decorating theme, “We wanted our wedding to feel modern and to have a pop-art flare,” says Britt. They accomplished this with a cake, linens, and invitations that featured nearly neon colors of pink and green. The favors were a favorite element of the couple’s and continued their pop art theme —“Andy Warhol-inspired” cans of “Petro’s Wedding Soup,” with labels dreamed up by the groom and designed by his friends at Frisch Creative Services!