How did you meet?
Do you have any interesting stories to share about getting to know one another?
Our first date was in the middle of a snow storm in January 2019 at Starbucks. We talked for three hours, getting to know one another, and unfortunately had to leave because of the storm. Kasey was in a different city getting her doctorate in physical therapy while my (Jordan’s) job required me to travel. We were rarely in the same city (which quickly changed in 2020). I introduced Kasey to “pizza Sundays” and Kasey introduced me to “salmon Mondays.” We both share a love for spending time with family, eating sushi and watching reality TV.
How long did you know each other before you got married?
We matched on Tinder on Jan. 7 (1/7), and four years later got married on July 1 (7/1). The inverse dates were unintentional.
When did you know you wanted to marry your partner?
Jordan: I knew fairly early in our relationship that I was going to marry Kasey. She brings out the best in me. She’s my biggest supporter. She also happens to have the kindest heart. She truly is one of a kind and it didn’t take me long to realize that this is the person I was meant to be with.
Kasey: I knew I wanted to marry Jordan when he seamlessly got along with my family, just as I did with his. We went on our first trip together to Chicago in 2019 to visit his siblings, and that trip made me realize how perfect Jordan was for me. Jordan is funny, caring, selfless and has values that I was looking for in a partner. Jordan’s my best friend and I couldn’t imagine life without him.
What was the best part of wedding planning?
The best part was being able to see our vision come to fruition through all the hundreds of conversations, phone calls, texts, emails, etc., with our families. We had the best support system throughout the whole process. Our families were so amazing, and we could not have done it without them. The cake and food tasting wasn’t too bad either!
How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect your wedding plan and wedding day?
Our wedding wasn’t impacted by the pandemic, but the pandemic did allow us to be in the same city while Kasey finished up graduate school. Being in the same city allowed our relationship to grow further and allowed us to get our dog, Piper.
Was there any spot-on advice you received prior to the big day, either in terms of the wedding or lasting relationship?
We received advice about taking a step back, being in the moment, enjoying the day and appreciating everyone that came to celebrate us. It’s no joke how fast the weekend flies by.
What was the most fun or interesting Jewish aspect of your wedding/partnership?
Literally all of it, it’s too hard to pick just one. From the ketubah, to the seven circles symbolizing the seven blessings, to standing under the chuppah, breaking the glass, and the hora. We loved it all. Being able to carry on these traditions was important to us.
Were there any special or sentimental items that were important to include in your big day?
A special moment of the wedding day started with getting ready in my (Kasey’s) mom’s gown. My Auntie Kelly made my mom’s dress into a robe for me to wear, and eventually my sister to wear, on our wedding days. Additionally, I wore a hair piece during the wedding day that was made from my mom’s hair piece and veil worn on her wedding day.
And if you know Jordan, he has a love for sneakers. It was important to have his groomsmen in comfortable footwear for our day. Jordan got each groomsman custom Converse with their initials. Jordan’s sneakers had his initials on one shoe and Kasey’s new initials on the other. During the reception, Kasey changed into her custom Converse with her new initials for the reception.
All the time and effort in planning our wedding resulted in a day that we will never forget. Standing under the chuppah, like our parents once did, and surrounded by our family and friends was by far one of our favorite moments to the start of our forever as husband and wife.– Kasey & Jordan
Kasey Lustig & Jordan Diamond
July 1, 2023
Cleveland City Hall
Ages: 27 & 30
Synagogue: Temple Emanu El
Engagement: March 26, 2022
Officiant: Rabbi Matt Cohen of Temple Emanu El
Wedding Colors: White, gold, black, and accents of green and blush
Dress: Nouvelle Amsale from Luxe Redux Bridal
Wedding Rings: Alson Jewelers
Jewelry: Alson Jewelers and mother of the bride
Shoes: Aldo, Converse
Hair: JC’s Hair Design
Makeup: Lindsay London Beauty
Bridesmaids Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu
Groom’s Formalwear: Ticknors Men’s Clothiers
Groomsmens Formalwear: SuitShop
Bouquet/Flowers/Chuppah: The Red Twig
Photographer: Jenna Greenawalt Photography, associate Grace Davis
Videographer: Barefoot Films
Planner/Consultant: Vicki Hlousek, Kirkbrides
Reception: Cleveland City Hall
Cake/Sweets: Sugar Me Desserterie
Catering: A Taste of Excellence
Rehearsal Dinner: Nuevo in Cleveland
Invitations/Stationery: Handmade by Kasey (the bride)
Rentals: L’Nique, Elegance 4 My Event, Wonderful Walls Cleveland
Accommodations: The Westin Cleveland Downtown
Registries: Amazon, Crate & Barrel, Bloomingdale’s
Honeymoon: Paris, Florence and Rome
Alterations: Christina Catherine