While not love at first sight, Ellie and Xavier knew there was something special in the air when they met over 10 years ago at a dinner for a mutual friend’s birthday. They immediately hit it off, messaged each other all night and became incredibly close friends. Years later they reconnected while Ellie was living in Louisville and began visiting each other every weekend. The relationship very quickly became serious and in 2018 Xavier proposed on a carriage ride through Garvin Park during the Christmas Fantasy of Lights.
For their wedding, they knew they wanted a personality-infused experience. The Evansville Museum and Planetarium was the perfect choice giving them the option to be married literally under the stars while also enjoying a reception full of art, history and modern architecture. For their décor they wanted something evoking the Planetarium and had mercury glass orbs, wire lights, and their astrology sign Pisces incorporated into their centerpieces and floral decorations. In lieu of bouquets, Ellie’s bridesmaids carried greenery and light-filled lanterns. And their wedding would not have been complete without the addition of framed photos of their beloved pets. The night was made perfect with LIVE music by local favorite Monte Skelton who played the Star Wars theme in a nod to the Ellie and Xavier’s love of the movies and their starry wedding theme.
Photography: Chris Berneking Photography
Venue: Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science and the Koch Immersive Theater and Planetarium
Floral and Décor: JoElle Elise Design
Bridal Gown: Magic Moments
Bridesmaids Dresses: Magic Moments
Suits: Jos A Bank
Hair & Makeup: Amanda Doleh
Music: Monte Skelton