ENGAGED! RIVER VALLEY was created with the IN/IL/KY Tri-State couple in mind. Regardless of background or budget, ENGAGED! RIVER VALLEY’s goal is to provide men and women alike the tools and resources to put together the perfect local wedding.
Editors JoElle Knight and Nikki Davis seek to showcase the possibilities available and to provide inspiration to brides and grooms in the River Valley region and beyond. From the simple to the grand, from DIY to full service, wedding information ENGAGED! RIVER VALLEY showcases the tremendous talents and wedding related products that can be found locally and regionally.
JoElle Knight has been in the event and wedding business for over 15 years. Whether it is coordinating and creating community events for area non-profits, creating beauty for weddings and many of the styled shoots you see on these pages, or getting giddy over new wedding venues, she always has an eye for quality, design and new trends. Obsessed with décor, DIY projects and home renovations, she loves to overhaul houses and bring personality into her surroundings. When she is not writing, creating or designing, she is with her 3 kids and husband dreaming of new projects, summer yard sales and epic books. You can follow her on Instagram at @sycamorelifestyle
Nikki Davis has been a leader in the local wedding industry for almost 20 years. She began her wedding career as a photographer then moved into producing local wedding shows. In 2007, she founded the Evansville Wedding Networking Group to connect local wedding vendors and create friendships. Her passion for giving back has led her to be a driving force behind many local non-profit agencies and initiatives. Nikki is the organizational mind behind ENGAGED, where she uses her networking and writing skills to provide information and inspiration to local brides and connecting them to the local vendors that can bring their wedding to life. She lives in the Historic Boehne House in Evansville, where she, her husband and 2 kids take care of a menagerie of pets.
Check out more about Nikki and her family’s many adopted pets on Instagram at @1000milemom
Just call her Mama Bear. Julia is not only our accounts manager, she is also Editor-in-Chief, JoElle Knight’s mother. With a career in sales, education and small business management, she was the perfect fit for representing ENGAGED! For years, she witnessed the passion and hard work put into the creation of the magazine and we couldn’t be happier to have her at the helm of our partner accounts. You will find no one else who champions the ENGAGED! brand more.
When she is not building relationships in our local wedding industry, she is loving on her grandchildren, traveling or doing home-reno projects.
Media Manager & Graphic Designer
Bobbi has been our website guru since ENGAGED debuted, and she now handles the layout of each issue. Bobbi began her graphic career over 10 years ago, specializing in design and hand illustration. Her artistry can also be found in many of our photoshoots showcasing her 5 Pink Peonies LLC, custom stationery.
A woman of many talents, she has written a children’s book, magazine articles and assisted many local businesses with their branding and marketing. Her greatest work, though, comes at home as the mother of 5 girls, one of which has special needs. She has become an advocate for local families dealing with children with special needs, and her handicap parking campaign has been featured on multiple local news sources. Bobbi’s idea of fun are home renovation projects, whimsical drawings, being with her family, and going to Disney World, her happiest place on earth. Follow her on Instagram @my_5_girls