June 26, 2021 | Legend has it that if a couple kisses at midnight under the arch of Upham Hall on the University of Miami campus, they are destined to be together forever. So when Chris Fox wanted to ask Hannah Bakies to be his girlfriend after they knew each other their entire freshman year, he had a plan in mind. The couple shared a kiss in the designated spot at the perfect time, and the legend seems to hold true for them. Six years later, in the fall of 2019, Chris asked Hannah to marry him on a trip to Northern Michigan…the one Hannah had planned!

On her wedding day, second-grade teacher Hannah — now Hannah Fox — pinned a bee brooch to her bouquet. Her students gave her the brooch so they could “bee” with her in mind. (Indicate the collective “Aww!”

The most memorable moment of the day, Hannah says, happened during her first dance with Chris. “We stopped to look around the ballroom and see all of our family, friends and loved ones, who were all in the same room, who all came out to celebrate our big day,” Hannah says. “It was the most special memory we will remember for the rest of our lives.”

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Ceremony: St. Andrew’s Catholic Church

Reception and catering: Pinnacle Golf Club

Cake: Alice’s Piece of Cake

Florist: The florist

Cocktail and welcome music: DJ Axcess

Photographer: Hailey Lauren Photography

Stationery store: Minted.com

Transportation: Cardinal Transportation

Rehearsal dinner: Schmidt’s Sausage Haus

Bridal outfit: Martina Liane dress and a veil The dress shop in Perrysburg, shoes of David’s bride, Kendra Scott accessories

Cleaning/preservation of the gown: The dress shop

Bridal hairstyle and makeup: REFeyeANCE make-up and hairstyle

Groom’s attire: costume and accessories Tux generation

Rings: CDI Diamonds & Jewelry and C Sterling Jewelers (Perrysburg)

Bridesmaids outfit: Azazie dresses

Groomsmen attire: Tux Generation Costumes