Brecke Stricker & Derek Helman
Brecke hails fromKentuckyand Derek fromPennsylvania, but it was a chance meeting inSouth Carolina’s historicCharlestonthat brought the pair together. This brief first encounter began a two-year long-distance relationship, leading to theirApril 24, 2010, wedding. The ceremony took place at the First Baptist Church of Ft. Thomas,Ky., with a breathtaking, historically themed reception following at theCarnegieEventCenterinNewport,Ky.And in a unique and personal touch, the reception featured a groom’s cake in the shape of a Brother’s Pizza box—an homage to the restaurant the couple owns and operates.