Ricky and Jamie married Labor Day Weekend in Downtown Cleveland at the historic Cathedral of St John the Evangelist and to host the reception at the Cleveland City Hall Rotunda. Every detail was thought out and it proved to be a beautiful, elegant and loving wedding day!
Ricky and Jamie met when they were still in college. Jamie was working at Cleveland Clinic while studying public relations locally at Baldwin Wallace. They met when Ricky accepted an internship at Cleveland Clinic while studying engineering at Ohio University. He doesn’t remember this but she recalls him frequently bringing her snacks like Rice Crispy treats and other goodies when returning from his lunch breaks. They emailed back and forth for awhile until one day he asked for her phone number. For their first date Ricky took Jamie to Blake’s Seafood in Chagrin Falls, a place they often return for anniversaries and other special occasions.
After Ricky’s internship ended at the Clinic and he went back to college in Athens and Jamie and Ricky lost touch for a number of years. But the story clearly didn’t end there! Years later they both accepted jobs in their respective fields at Cleveland Clinic after graduating and they both enrolled in MBA programs at Baldwin Wallace University. They re-met on Friday September 6th, 2013, the weekend of the Browns Home Opener, while out with friends downtown. Jamie was out with Bridesmaid Kim Stephens and Ricky was out with Bestman Justin Schmiedel and Groomsman Diego Perilla. The night went so well they made plans to meet up again later that weekend at a Browns tailgate party Ricky and his friends were hosting. That Sunday Jamie met Ricky at his tailgate party. The two had such a great time again, come kickoff, Ricky gave up his lower bowl home opener ticket to spend the day with Jamie hopping around Cleveland. About a month later Ricky made the relationship official when on October 25th, 2013 while out with friends in Pittsburgh he asked her to officially be his girlfriend. Last October 2018 they celebrated 5 years together.
Since September 2013 Ricky and Jamie have made many memories together. They have traveled out west to California, Colorado and Las Vegas, up north to Chicago, down south to Texas and Florida and as far east as Ireland. They have lived in two different apartments in downtown Cleveland, one on East 4th and one on East 9th, they have lived on the west side in Lakewood and they now currently live in their first home together on the east side in Reminderville. They have a cat whom they love called Mush and they attend every sporting event, dinner, movie and concert they can. Their favorite memory however occurred on April 26th, 2018 in Jamie’s favorite city New Orleans, Louisiana. It was a Thursday night (the night the Browns drafted Baker Mayfield… more to come on that detail!) and Ricky and Jamie were heading to dinner at Restaurant August right outside of the French Quarter in Downtown New Orleans. The NFL draft was on and in a successful attempt at laying any of Jamie’s engagement suspicions to rest Ricky suggested cancelling dinner to watch the draft instead! That suggestion was quickly vetoed and they dressed up and headed out to dinner. The food was amazing, the wine was delicious and the NFL draft streamed quietly on Ricky’s cell phone. After dinner, where Ricky attempted unsuccessfully (due to Jamie’s desire for more wine and dessert) to hurry along so that they could catch the sunset, they walked along the Mississippi River on the boardwalk and chatted until they reached Jackson Square. It was just nightfall and St. Louis Cathedral was lit up beautifully. They paused to look at the oak trees with the Spanish moss lining the square and the gorgeous illuminated Cathedral. Here, Ricky asked Jamie if she wanted to take a picture. She said yes, so he walked over to an unsuspecting accomplice and informed her he was about to propose. He asked her to snap a quick photo and then to switch to video so he could capture the moment for Jamie and their friends and family. Then, in Jackson Square, in front of the Saint Louis Cathedral in Downtown New Orleans on a perfect spring night, Ricky got down on one knee and asked Jamie to marry him. There were lots of tears and hugs and one very enthusiastic yes!
Dress Shoppe- Ultimate Bride-Chicago
Bridal Prep-Hilton Lakeside
Wedding Coordinator-Note Worthy Events
Reception Venue-Cleveland City Hall Rotunda
Cake-Wild Flour Bakery
Band-CMG The Orchestra
Video-Just Hitched Films