ENGAGED REAL WEDDING- Just the Way You Are: Kalli & Mike

Kalli and Mike met over 12 years ago in their high school French Class. It wasn’t until Kalli heard that Mike had a crush on her that she took notice of him and went with a friend to watch his band play. Afterwards, she asked for his number, and they started dating. Kalli says they always knew that they would be married, so neither of them felt rushed to have a wedding.

In 2018, they invited both their families to have dinner with them in French Lick. Before dinner, Mike took Kalli outside and proposed. She, of course said yes!

When planning their big day, they knew they wanted an intimate wedding in a place of character. The Old Town Hall in Huntingburg, Indiana, hit all those notes and had a beautiful green and neutral color scheme. Kalli is a wedding photographer and knew exactly the vendor friends she wanted to bring her wedding to life. She says, she gave them a couple ideas of her vision and let them run with it. The result was an organic, chic style with nods to the art deco era. Copper, brass, and greenery galore were used to create a gorgeous palette of neutrals with pops of metal throughout the tables and décor. For their wedding cake display they used the baby grand piano as their “cake table” complete with geometric candle holders and a fun art deco cake topper.

It was very important for them to have their ceremony filled with family and close friends. Both Kalli’s mother and Mike’s mother helped Kalli get ready, her Dad and Stepdad both walked her down the aisle, their friends from Mike’s high school band sang, and their good friend officiated the ceremony.

The day was a culmination of a decade of planning and love, filled with every person and every detail meaningful to them.


Making Magic:

Photography: Courtney Sinclair Photography

Venue: Old Town Hall – Huntingburg, IN

Floral: Petal & Pine

Décor and Hand-painted Signage: JoElle Elise Design

Planner: Daylily Events

Bridal Gown: LVD Bridal – Nashville, TN

Leather Jacket: Megan Dickens Design

Menswear: Seiberts

Cake: Piece of Cake Bakery

Catering: Schnitzelbank Catering

Invitations: Bailey Marie Studio

Hair: Logan Eastham Hair

Makeup: The Beauty Room

DJ: Songbird

Videographer: Journey Home Films