In Cynthia’s words, “Growing up in the same small town, Andrew and I are both from Tell City, IN, and just a grade a part in school. Although we never dated while in high school, there was a point in time we exchanged messages back and forth my first year of college but both headed down different paths. Reconnecting after several years we went on our first official date in September of 2018 and have been inseparable since. Although the relationship we started was not your everyday love story with us being two single parents both with two toddlers full time each. Most of our dates included playing at the park, wild messy dinners, and nights-in, falling asleep by 8 o’clock. We loved this new life we were so lucky to have made with one another.
After a year of dating, Andrew proposed to me on a family vacation in Navarre Beach, Florida. While planning our wedding, I knew I wanted something close to home. After searching the surrounding area we found the perfect place and got married ten minutes outside of our home town at Matilda’s Event Barn in Troy, Indiana. The venue sits on top of rolling hills overlooking beautiful country farm land. To us, this is what we picture when we think of home.
Not only were Andrew and I lucky to have found each other, but our four young children were just as lucky to have found one another. We instantly became a family of six which is not always an easy path but it was so rewarding for us. I am so thankful for the roads in life that came to an end and did not work. I am so thankful for the hard times and rough patches both of us once endured. Because of them, I am even more thankful and appreciative for the love I have been gifted in our relationship. When I am with my husband and our four children, it is hard to imagine there was ever a life before them.”
Photographer: Esther Bloom Photography
Venue: Matilda’s Event Barn – Evanston, IN
Flowers & Decor: Beloved Flower Company
Bridal Gown: Ella Park Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Ella Park Bridal
Menswear: Ella Park Bridal
Cake: Adrienne & Co.
Hair & Makeup: Jillian Garverick