Peyton and Joe’s story started out in high school. With lockers just a few apart, they got to know each other and started dating their senior year. They both attended Purdue University and took some time apart, but it wasn’t long after that they found themselves in the same circles and decided to give dating another shot. Since then they have been inseparable. After graduation, Joe bought a house that needed some remodeling. They started working on the house day in and day out. Joe, being the true handy man he is, believes in the “no days off” work philosophy. Toward the end of September, while still working diligently on the house, Joe asked Peyton on a long overdue date night. She happily agreed. That night, Joe took her to his family’s river camp with dinner in tow, which is where they had their first date back in high school, and he popped the question!

When planning their wedding, they chose decorations in shades of pink and pops of gold both glam and romantic. The cake table made a statement with a floral lined wall and custom accents. They were able to incorporate some fun personalized items into the wedding like the cake knife and server that Peyton’s parents used at their wedding and photos of both sets of parents from their wedding day. And, they had to have popcorn for all of our guests in Harry’s Chocolate Shop popcorn bags, a favorite of theirs from their time at Purdue. Joe and Peyton’s biggest hope was that their wedding be a fun celebration for all – and judging from how packed the dance floor was, it was just that.

Making Magic:

Photography: Shillawna Ruffner Photography
Ceremony: St. James Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Vanderburgh 4-H Center Auditorium
Bouquets: J’Petals

Rings: Brinker’s Jewelers

Hair: Ashley Maria Beauty
Design & Décor: OBJ Design
Cake: Fresh Baked by Tracy (sadly just closed)
Cinnamon Rolls: Judy Schmitt

Band: Groove Addiction – Nashville, TN
Bridal Gown: Sher’s Bridal – Louisville, IN (Brand: Justin Alexander Signature)
Bridesmaids Dresses: Sher’s Bridal (Brand: Dessy, Alfred Sung Collection)
Menswear: Paul’s Menswear
Catering: Schnitzelbank – Jasper, IN