REAL WEDDING: Unconventional & Unconditional

In Katie’s words, “We met at work in 2014. I was new to the area and didn’t know many people but my co-workers became fast friends – including Ben. Both new to the dating scene in 2016, I thought I was being a good friend by helping Ben step up his game, shop for more stylish clothes, and upgrade his grooming routine to find a lucky lady. Little did I know it was going to be me. I honestly don’t think he ever officially asked me to be his girlfriend, it just went unspoken between us that together is where we both wanted to be. He proposed this past New Year’s Eve at the stroke of midnight. Four years, two pups, and one house later, we got married on August 8, 2020.” 

“I always wanted an intimate, vintage-inspired wedding. Everything from my engagement ring to our centerpieces fit the bill. My mom and best friend helped me put together the bouquets and floral centerpieces, which we tucked in vintage amber cocktail glasses. Ben wore a burgundy suit, an ode to the one my dad wore at my parents wedding in the 80s. And my dress had vintage flair with its tea length hemline.”

“Our ceremony went as planned at the Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse, which was a total dream, with 20 of our closest loved ones. But in July, just one month before our wedding day, we scrapped our plan for an indoor cocktail reception. We needed to move outdoors with space to social distance. The most obvious choice for us was Bosse Field. It checked all the boxes – we’re a sports family, we love summer nights watching the Otters, and hey, it definitely qualifies as vintage. Our guests dined on fried chicken tacos from The Duffy Shuffle that was setup in the outfield, and we cut Ben’s favorite funfetti cake. Our first dance was on home plate, cornhole setup on the third baseline, and a baseball game for guests to watch on the jumbotron. All that was missing was the seventh inning stretch. It was as laid back and casual as a night at the ball field, and we love that we will always be able to go back to catch a game for our anniversary. We never could have guessed that a global pandemic didn’t ruin our wedding day – it made it better.”

Making Magic:

Photographer: Haley Raven Photography

Ceremony: Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse

Reception: Bosse Field

Dress: Rose and Bliss

Hair and Makeup: Nice Color Salon — Lindsey Deer

Groom’s Suit: The Black Tux

Food Truck: The Duffy Shuffle 

Cake & Macarons: Julie’s Macarons

Cupcakes: Donut Bank
Flowers: Zeidlers Flowers

Photo Booth: Brillys Magical Mirror