ENGAGED Real Wedding – Through It All: Emaline & Braden

College newbies Braden and Emaline definitely weren’t looking for love when they met in their very first class in August of 2015. After having multiple classes together, they kept crossing paths and eventually started doing homework together. In March of 2016, they began dating and have been inseparable since! Living the busy college life, they were both getting their degrees and working. However, Braden still managed to surprise Emaline in April of 2018! “I got home from work, and Braden had the room set up with rose petals from the door all the way to a hand painted sign that said “Will You Marry Me?” It was perfect!”  

They went through different options of venues and eventually fell in love with The Roofless Church. It was everything they were looking for in a venue; with its unique design and was the perfect size to fit all their guests. For their reception, they chose the Ribeyre Center. “It was so airy and the perfect canvas for our vision, plus Braden liked to tell people the gym was from a scene in the ‘A League of their own!’ 

Their wedding decor was filled with romantic white and soft pink roses that matched the bridesmaid dresses, eucalyptus, and gold accents. The wedding glowed with personal touches, like the couple’s favorite cookies made by their families. When asked about some special details, Emaline said: “Filling the Ribeyre Center with fresh flowers and greenery was really a dream come true; it surpassed all of our wildest dreams for that day. It was the hottest day of the year thus far but there was no rain in sight! It was perfect, and we could not have done it without both of our families!” 


Photography: Danielle Gibbs Photography 

Ceremony: The Roofless Church – New Harmony, IN 

Reception: The Ribeyre Center – New Harmony, IN 

Floral: Huntingburg Greenhouse 

Décor: Events of Harmony 

Bridal Gown: Ella Park Bridal 

Bridesmaids Dresses: Ella Park Bridal 

Menswear: Ella Park Bridal 

Hair: Jaralynn Murphy 

Makeup: Natalie Webb and Olivia Lasswell 

Cupcakes: Anne Dorn 

Music: All About You DJ