From the moment Lisa Allison Timbers, an administrative assistant, laid eyes on Nicholas Derek Girard, a vice president of sales and business development, at Allegheny College, which they both attended, she knew he was the one. “A friend of mine said Nick thought I was cute—and it was all over from that moment,” says the bride.
The proposal, however, wasn’t quite as idyllic as their courtship. It was after midnight, and Lisa had spent the past four hours on a bus. With a lot of luggage in tow, she asked Nick to come down and help her from the cab—a request he uncharacteristically refused. Frustrated with Nick’s response, Lisa opened the door of the apartment to find him standing in a tux, with Lisa’s all-time favorite tune, “Your Song” by Elton John, playing in the background. “He got down on one knee, opened the Tiffany ring box—and the ring was upside down. But of course, I said yes!” says the bride. Thankfully, nothing was out of order at the couple’s preppy, nautical-themed wedding, which took place over Memorial Day weekend.
Photographer: Tracy Timmester, Timmester Photography
Wedding Venue: Lisa’s parent’s home in Potomac, MD
Event Coordinator: Laura Ritchie, Events in the City
Bride’s Gown: Christos, Hitched Salon
Groom’s Tux: Suitsupply
Hair: Hair by Giselle
Makeup: Faces by SAM
Cake/Caterer: Ridgewells Catering
Wedding Cake Flavors: Almond génoise cake with fresh sliced strawberries and Grand Marnier buttercream frosting. “It was the most delicious cake we have ever had,” says the bride.
Wedding Cocktail: Love Punch, made from Champagne, vodka, lemonade, and strawberry purée
Florist: Holly Heider, Holly Chapple Flowers
Wedding Flowers: Pink peonies for Lisa’s bouquet; an assortment of pink flowers with green flourishes for the bridesmaids bouquets and centerpieces
Favorite Wedding Detail: “Being at my childhood home, it allowed us to make everything very personal and keep things intimate. My mom played cello during the procession,” says Lisa.
Biggest Surprise of the Wedding: The dogs, Petey and Biscuit, behaving. And people jumping in the pool at the end of the night.
Wedding Theme: Pink and navy, preppy
Four Words That Describe the Wedding: Most amazing day ever
Music/Entertainment: DJ Jared Rosen
First Dance Song: “Your Song” by Elton John
Videographer: Nina Slonaker, Lisa’s aunt
Invitations: CECI New York
Honeymoon Spot: Jamaica and Stone Harbor, NJ
Where They Currently Live: New York City