Real Wedding: Lisa and Nicholas

These college sweethearts tied the knot over Memorial Day weekend in an unabashedly preppy ceremony.

Lisa and Nicholas sharing a moment on their wedding day on May 26, 2012. All photographs by Timmester Photography.

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