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2020

The Year of Metamorphosis

ISSUE 12

Preserving Nature HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR WEDDING DOES NOT HARM THE ECOSYSTEM

War of the Roses WEDDING INSPO FROM EPIC HISTORY

SHARING THE

love IN OUR BEAUTIFUL River Valley

REGION


Photo by Shillawna Ruffner. Photography

Photo by Rachelle Baggett photography

Inspiration

Real Weddings

8 She Walks in Beauty 14 War of Roses   20 Metamorphosis

42 After All This Time 52 Body & Soul Mates   58 The Celebration of Love   64 Blended & Beloved 70 From the Start 78 Carried Away

Photo by Bailey Marie Studio

Pro Tips 3 Proper Protocol   6 Preserving our 
 Ecosystem 30 Bridal Show Like a Pro 39A Mythical & Timeless Wonderland Scotland


 88 Adventurers for Life

33 Plan Your Makeup Trial

Photo by Emillee Kerner Photography

Love Local 28 Funxion Event   25 Colors of 2020 36 Custom Wax Seals 48 I Do Floral Design 76 T.C. Steele State Historic Site 84 The Diamond Galleria   86 Bridesmaid Down  

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LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS 
Three years and twelve issues in... how did that happen?!? It feels like it was just yesterday that we were sitting brainstorming the concept of the magazine, fine tuning our mission to our readers and area businesses, and ironing out how we were going to bring our publication to life. Three years later, we have poured our hearts and souls into each issue and continue to grow as a publication, and that is in part why we bring you our Metamorphosis inspiration shoot. It applies to you as brides and couples, but it just as equally is the process that has brought us to this point. As a magazine we started in print but are now online. We started with four real weddings in each issue, and now we bring you between five to seven real weddings per issue as well as cover elopements AND destination weddings. We are no longer hindered by what print held us to, and we continue to grow and improve what can bring you across our social media and online platforms. Our change is part of our natural progression, and as wives, women, and mothers we hope that you will enjoy your process of metamorphosis as well. Change is beautiful, and it brings us to the places that we need to be. Enjoy your pre-married life, but prepare yourself for your greatest adventure of love, of family, and finding what it means when two become one. Please also enjoy everything that we have brought together in this issue for you, and all our love as you kick off an amazing new year and decade! 2020 here we come!!! Cheers to the new year, and may it be our best one yet!

Cheers!

CO N N E C T W I T H U S

JoElle Knight and Nikki Davis

JOELLE KNIGHT

FOUNDER & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

ON OUR

NIKKI DAVIS

MANAGING EDITOR

@ENGAGEDRIVERVALLEY

@ENGAGEDRIVERVALLEY

Cover

“You do not just wake up and become the Butterfly. Growth is a process.”
 This photoshoot was inspired by a conversation about personal metamorphosis. We wanted to depict a wedding with delicate details contrasted against a rough backdrop and could not have found a more perfect location than the Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse "Boneroom," the last large courtroom awaiting eventual restoration. Butterflies, ruffled flowers, branches and a sheer caped dress evoking wings brought our visions to life. This photo captured by Rachelle Baggett shows the perfect juxtaposition of hardship, strength and beauty.

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Proper Protocol

Esther Bloom Photography Garden of the Gods Herod, Illinois


Don’t always assume a picturesque location is accessible to the general public without permission. Whether it’s for your actual wedding or for engagement or family photos, sometimes a permit is required to legally take the steps for permission and follow the proper protocol. Places like John James Audubon State Park

George Rogers Clark Memorial Vincennes, Indiana

now require a commercial photographers

Forest lands such as Shawnee National

permit to be on file with the park for any

Forest/ Garden of the Gods under certain

commercial photographer taking photos

circumstances “when there is a commercial

onsite at the park. The cost of the permit is

gain or there is an impact on the natural

$50 and is good for the entire year. All

resource.” As a magazine, we learned that

commercial photographers obtaining the

when we were scouting out shoot locations

permit will also have to provide proof of a

for a past issue! They say that every permit

Henderson Occupational Business License

situation request is unique. So they ask that

and liability insurance policy (for non-

you contact them directly to see if a permit

Henderson based photographers, contact

is required. Additionally, the length of time

them directly for their requirements). So if

to obtain the permit varies, so they

you plan to have photographs taken at this

recommend contacting the Shawnee

location, make sure that your photographer

National Forest well in advance of your

has taken the steps to have his or her

activity. According to their website,

permit on file or choose a different location.

weddings are listed as an example of a

This applies to your engagement shoot,

non-commercial permit.

your wedding, or any time a photographer is conducting any business on the premises

National historic sites generally also require

(e.g. family or commercial shoots as well).

a permit to host a wedding at as well. Locations like the George Rogers Clark

Permits are also required to use National

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Memorial in Vincennes require a special


use of park grounds (NPS Form 10-930s) to

location requirements. Oftentimes,

be completed, signs, and returned to the

decorations may not be attached to any

park office. A three week lead time is

cultural or natural objects and the location

requested, but at least five days is the

must be left in the same condition that it

required minimum. There is a $50 fee and

was found. Additionally, any activities not

minimum insurance requirements.

specifically listed in the permit generally

Additional information can be found on the

are not permitted.

park’s website, and the permit is a single day permit.

Written By Nikki Davis Engaged River Valley, Managing Editor

Whatever your location, when discussing your permit, also be sure and discuss the

Shillawna Ruffner Photography
 John James Audubon state Park Henderson, Kentucky

Esther Bloom Photography
 Shawnee National Forest 
 Garden of the Gods Herod, Illinois

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Preserving Our Ecosystem 


I was deeply impacted by a recent local

embedded into the ecosystem.

photography group post that showed plastic confetti being used and then left at a

2. Don’t release balloons on location.

popular natural wildlife photography

According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife

location. So I just wanted to write a short

Service, birds, turtles and other wildlife

article for our readership reminding us all

commonly mistake balloons for food, which

about the responsibilities that we all share

can harm or kill them. Additionally, animals

as vendors and as participants when it

can get entangled in the strings. This poses

comes to preserving the surroundings that

a strangulation risk and/or can damage

we use pertaining to our local wildlife areas.

animals’ feet or hands.

So, with that said, before you plan your

3. Stay on the proverbial “beaten path.” If

wedding or next photoshoot (engagement,

you choose to go to nature preserves or

anniversary, or otherwise) at these

other wildlife areas, those locations are not

locations, plan ahead to be as

there for your pleasure or use. They are

conscientious as possible! Use common

there for the preservation of the nature that

sense and follow some simple rules:

they hold. So stay on the paths in place and don’t trample the foliage natural or planted

1. If you want to toss something, natural

for that season (the sunflower fields at

and biodegradable is best. Consider

Bluegrass in particular are what I am

making your own. It’s as easy as taking a

thinking of).

hole punch and leaves. DO NOT as mentioned previously use plastic confetti

4. If you plan to bring a pet, make sure that

and then as described in the post that I saw

your animal is even permitted onsite, keep

at the nature preserve leave it for it to be

your pet on leash at all times, and always

consumed by the area wildlife or get

pick up any waste created.

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5. Don’t litter, and always leave the site as

people have to find it, too. The more

you found it.

people that visit a spot can lead to erosion

and damage to the location.

6. Most parks and wildlife areas DO NOT allow drones. Check with the park

Whatever your location, when discussing

administration before bringing one in.

your permit, also be sure and discuss the location requirements. Oftentimes,

7. Find out if a permit is required by your

decorations may not be attached to any

photographer to shoot in that location

cultural or natural objects and the location

(most national parks require one). If so,

must be left in the same condition that it

work out who will pay that fee.

was found. Additionally, any activities not specifically listed in the permit generally

8. Don’t do illegal activities (e.g. climb

are not permitted.

trees or make campfires, etc.) where these activities are banned as your photographs

Written By Nikki Davis

will clearly be documenting these acts. That also goes for no carving of initials in trees or graffiti of any sort! 9. Don’t interfere with nature / do no harm. That applies to plants and animals that you come across as you are on your shooting adventure. Treat everything around you with dignity, and leave nothing but footprints. 10. Lastly, geotagging is also discouraged in an effort to also keep wild places wild. Just because you and your photographer have a favorite spot doesn’t mean fifty other

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 EXCLUSIVE INSPIRATION 


She Walks in Beauty

Produced by JoElle Knight


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Get this Look

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War of the Roses

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Metamorphosis

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Get this Look PHOTOGRAPHER RACHELLE BAGGETT PHOTOGRAPHY VENUE THE OLD VANDERBURGH COUNTY COURTHOUSE DESIGN & DECOR JOELLE ELISE DESIGN FLORAL JOELLE ELISE DESIGN BRIDAL GOWN, SHOES & JEWELRY ROSE & BLISS CAKE PARADISE CAKES MAKE-UP JUANA KATHERINE GONZALEZ HAIR AERIAL DEVILLEZ

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BRIDAL FASIHON

Colors of 2020 Maybe it’s because 2019 was hectic AF, and

invigorating collection. Deeply saturated

we all desperately need a little grounding,

jewel tones and desert-esque hues are

but the preferred colors for 2020 weddings

peeking out from nature-inspired palettes

seem to have taken a sharp and sudden

into modern bridal for the win. From rust

turn. Modern brides are bringing their

oranges and mustard yellows, to lush

heads down from the clouds and have

greens and saturated blues, the depth of

shifted dramatically from light and airy

these true hues in combination with one

pastels to the native palette of mother

another creates a type of magic that would

nature. If you are a bride who is feeling the

cause Vincent Van Gogh to come undone.

need to reach out to Momma Earth, go ahead and give her a hug. She’s here for you- and so am I.

If you’re mildly terrified of this uncharted land where muted tones once reigned

Participate in a quick image search online and you will find every shade from the core, the mantle, and the crust on trending wedding inspiration boards. Let me tell y’all- I am living for it. I hear your nature call, and I am pledging allegiance to the universe and all her majestic hues to help bring you a stunning ensemble of richness to your wedding party! Where baby soft pastels and the occasional burgundy once ruled the covers of bridal magazines, we will soon enjoy a more ENGAGED! RIVER VALLEY 25


supreme, I hope you find comfort in this

capture your favorite brand of nature

paragraph. The lovely vivids that I speak of

(mountains, jungles, islands, deserts, lush

have quickly stepped into bridal couture,

meadows, deep forests, oh my). After

but as a courtesy they’ve brought with them

deciding which moody palette to bring to

neutral metallics to balance things out for

your wedding party, your next step is to

those who are feeling a little clammy from

book a trip with our friends at Travel Smart

the visual of such a wide array of colors.

so you can whisk your dearly beloved

Keeping your flowers, accessories, and

straight to the inspo after you say your

decor neutral will ensure that your daring

vows. Just imagine how perfectly your

use of color isn’t overwhelming. Also,

honeymoon photos will fall into place on

choosing one bold color is perfectly

your IG feed right behind your big day!

acceptable- we don’t have to paint with ALL

Priorities, people.


the colors of the wind here. Close your eyes (have your maid of honor continue to read aloud) and picture a soft matte copper hue alongside a muted rust orange. Now see an earthy champagne paired perfectly with a deep teal. Visualize a painted desert with a mountainous backdrop or a cliff overlooking crashing waves in Mexico- and you’re headed in the direction! Pretty much any panoramic nature scene holds secrets to a color combination that will awe those who follow your wedding board for years to come. Instead of searching the web for “bridesmaids looks”, go out on a limb (quite literally- there are some great shots from tree tops) and search for photos that 26 ENGAGED! RIVER VALLEY

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ON OUR RADAR

Funxion Events 


Something old, something new? You’ll find both at Boonville’s newest event space, Funxion Events. More than just a unique name, Funxion is truly a one-of-akind venue mixing raw industrial details with modern amenities. Built in 1935 and located just steps from the historic Boonville Square, the property at 112 E. Main St. has undergone extensive transformation to become a celebration destination. Once a vacant and rundown shop full of drop ceiling, wood paneling, carpet, and

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broken windows, the building’s year-long renovation now showcases original features such as exposed brick and concrete block, metal and wood beams, a sliding barn door, restored terrazzo floors, and 20-foot ceiling rafters. Featuring a neutral color palette of black ceilings and white walls mixed with handcrafted wood and metal elements, Funxion Events is a blank canvas with tons of character. Exposed ductwork looms above both event spaces, while a crystal chandelier offers a bit of glamour and fun in the main event area. 28 ENGAGED! RIVER VALLEY

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Although the building boasts more than

whatever floor plan desired), seating for

8,000 feet of space and has a capacity of

up to 200, private dressing rooms, sound

375, Funxion Events can host weddings,

system, audiovisual equipment, and a

galas, and other large events. Its unique two-in-one layout allows the building to

prep kitchen.

be divided for smaller events such as

For more information about Funxion

birthday parties, baby and bridal

Events, visit www.funxionevents.com or

showers, reunions, and holiday parties.

call (812) 202-6258.

Why choose Funxion Events? Because it’s your day, your way. The venue not only boasts 16-hour full-day rentals, but also has an open vendor policy. Have your heart set on a certain caterer? Want to have a special drink made for your event? You're welcome to hire your professional of choice as long as they are licensed and insured. Plus, the extras aren’t extra. Each rental includes up to 20 handmade farmhouse tables (all on casters, so you can easily move tables for

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BRIDAL SHOW SEASON

How to Bridal Show Like A Pro 


Bridal show season is almost upon us, and

spend the most time at those booths asking

it’s time to bridal show like a pro! Are you

questions, checking dates, and seeing if

ready to tackle the masses to one-stop-

you like their stuff/your styles mesh, etc!

shop vendors to compare in one place, price shop, and possibly even score some

2. Don’t miss out on the deals… A lot of

good deals and prices that aren’t always

vendors offer show exclusives during bridal

offered year round!

shows. So don’t be shy about inquiring if there are any “show specials” if they are not

So where do you even begin?

clearly posted or shared on show hand outs. This could be a set dollar amount or

1. Have a plan. Do your homework before

percentage off or an added value item

you go. Make a list of the vendor types you

added if you book by a certain date. You

need (e.g. cake, hair, make up, and dress),

will likely score the best deals of the years

and find out from the show’s marketing

by connecting with these vendors at the

material and/or website which of those

shows.

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3. Sign up for drawings. Vendors give away a lot of stuff at bridal shows. Don’t miss out on your chance to win… and want to know another great insider tip? Save your hands! Bring pre-printed labels for easy peeling and sticking! You’ll save time and won’t wear yourself out! 4. When discussing services such as photography, videography, hair, and makeup, etc. that are very personal, make sure that the individual that you are talking to and more or less interviewing is the person that will be providing the service not just someone filling in to help with the booth. It always helps to talk to the head person doing the service, even if that means setting up a follow up appointment for later (as these events can super packed and you may only get a few moments with people). 5. Be patient with us as vendors. We are in for a super long day, and while we want to give each and every one of you our full and undivided attention, we are human. We get hungry. We have to pee. So bear with us as we do booth shift changes, and maybe even sneak in a little yawn every once in a while as generally we’ve spent all week prepping for the event, the whole day ENGAGED! RIVER VALLEY 31


before setting up a booth, and we’ve been

have to be pressured to book there even if

there since the crack of dawn just waiting

the deal is great!!! Most vendors will extend

for our one shot to talk to YOU!!!!

their show specials for a few days or weeks past the show. Set appointments, not

6. Set-up a pattern of how you plan to

contracts at shows!

tackle the aisles and use your map- that way if you have to skip a booth because it’s too

11. Lastly, not every show is created equal.

packed at the time you swing by it the first

Different shows bring in different vendors.

time, you can easily head back after bit and

So GO TO THEM ALL!!! While you will see

hit it when things slow down.

some of the same faces, you will see different businesses at each!

7. Want more time to talk to vendors? The booths will be less crowded during the

-Nikki Davis

style shows.

Engaged River Valley, Managing Editor Contemporary Bride Expo, Producer

8. Dress comfortably. You will likely be there for a while, especially if you plan to stick around for style shows and/or prize drawings. 9. Bring friends. Bridal shows are always more fun when you can share them with your bridesmaids, your fiance, or your mom (or even your dad!). 10. Take notes, and don’t make rash decisions. You don’t have to be rushed into a decision at the event!!!! Write down everything that you loved and if a vendor is available on your date, but do go home and do your homework! Don’t feel like you 32 ENGAGED! RIVER VALLEY


SKINCARE

Plan Your Makeup Trial

When it comes to the person doing your bridal

want to be sure that if you say “light and airy”

makeup, sometimes you may not jive with the

that is truly what you want, that it does not

first person that you match to, and that’s okay.

consist of heavy dark eye shadow with thick

So be sure to talk with your makeup artist/

eyeliner, e.g.

Esthetician and see if your views and wants match up. Some tips to help you get started

Check into wedding packages as well. Most

with the conversation:

places offer a bridal package of some sort or multiple bridal options. The packages can

1. Make sure the makeup they use is what you

help get it all done in one spot: skincare

want; if that’s something you care about.

(HydraFacial, facial, peels, etc), brows, trial run,

2. Discuss what makeup you typically wear,

bridal makeup, and usually with a little discount

what your wedding colors are, and/or if there

or take-home makeup/product. These

are any colors you do not like to wear.

packages get your skin into shape beforehand

3. Then always be sure to bring up any

and will make your makeup look flawless. The

sensitivities or allergies you may have.

beforehand services are also a great way to

4. Finally, if you plan to spray tan prior to the

form a better relationship with the artist/

day of bliss, definitely let the artist know this as

Esthetician prior to the big day and can make

the color you were matched with will most

you more comfortable. Pro tip: drink plenty of

likely change a little bit based on the color of

water, keeping hydrated will do wonders for

your tan.

your skin. Drinking plenty of water can help plump the skin and definitely help revive tired

When selecting someone to do your makeup,

eyes.

always remember that the makeup artist/ Esthetician is there for you and to make you

The trial makeup run is a must in my opinion.

happy. What the artist/Esthetician may think

Doing a trial closer to the big day is ideal. If

would look great, you may dislike. Have some

you do it too far out from the wedding, you

photos available to show applications you like

may change your mind on what you want or

or a certain eye makeup technique you are

even forget what you did all together. So it’s a

after. Making sure you and your makeup artist/

time to make sure you are going to love what

Esthetician are on the same page is key! We

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Don’t stress, be happy! This is a time to play with colors or to make sure those false eyelashes
 are exactly what you want. Never be nervous to say you don’t like something, because this is that time to adjust or make changes. The worst thing a bride can do is not speak up. It’s the opportunity to make sure you have a perfect makeup plan in place. Once you love the application, everything will be written down for you, and you’ll be all set. One less thing to check off your list or stress over. Written by Kristin Boehm Lush Esthetics & Boutique

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STATIONERY

Custom Wax Seals Custom wax seals are a great way to add something extra to your invitation suites. Use them with a vellum wrap to hold everything together inside the envelope, or place them on the outside of the envelope for some snail mail flair. With a huge assortment of colors the possibilities are endless for where you can use them throughout your wedding, from menus to guests favors and even place cards.

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DESTINATIONS & HONEYMOONS

A Mythical & Timeless Wonderland 


SCOTLAND

When asked where’s the current hot

months, longer daylight hours and less rain

destination, Scotland certainly is among the

usually.

top. With the popular Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon, it certainly brought Scotland to the forefront. A land of natural beauty, dramatic highlands, mountains, castles, beaches, golf, the adorable hairy coos, and the history of the Scottish clans. I found the Scottish people to be very friendly and welcoming. They are enthusiastic in sharing their stories and mythical history. Visiting a local pub, eating a meat pie or haggis and listening to folk

For a romantic getaway, you could choose to stay in a forest lodge, secluded loch-side converted boathouse, or charming countryside cottage. Or if you prefer a bit more luxury, you could choose a hotel suite with romantic extras such as hot tubs, room service, or onsite spa. Festivals of various kinds and cultural events are plentiful in Scotland. I was thrilled to be able to attend the Fringe Festival and the

music is not to be missed. English is the official language; however, there are a variety of regional accents. You’ll have no problem with communicating. Scotland is a land for those that love the outdoors and want to explore. There are many running, cycling and hiking trails, snow skiing in the winter and ever water sports during the summer. Best time to visit would be May or June due to be the sunniest ENGAGED! RIVER VALLEY 39


highly acclaimed Military Tattoo in August 2019. The Military Tattoo is a performance of armed forces from around the world. It is truly a spectacular show of music, lights and precision movements. If Scotland isn’t on your bucket list, it should be!


Written By Tina Brunck
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ANNA & KYLE Anna grew up in a small town in Southern  Illinois, and at the age of 20 decided to make a move to Mobile, Alabama, for better weather and the gulf coast beaches. Once there, she joined Crossfit and would run into Kyle often, who was in the coast guard and stationed there. Both of them felt an attraction and would sometimes stay longer and do extra workouts just to spend more time together. Anna says she’s never been in such great shape in her life! When they finally started dating, they both were relieved to not have to work out so much just to see each other. A year and a half after dating, Kyle proposed. When choosing a venue they decided to come back to Southern Illinois to be closer to family. Walkers Bluff was the perfect location with its Old World atmosphere and full service wedding coordination, florist and catering making it easy for their long-distance planning. ENGAGED! RIVER VALLEY 53





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Making Magic PHOTOGRAPHY ESTHER BLOOM PHOTOGRAPHY VENUE WALKERS BLUFF BRIDAL GOWN I DO BRIDAL MENSWEAR THE BLACK TUX BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES AZAZIE FLORAL WALKERS BLUFF HAIR NATALIE MCCARTY MAKE-UP LONDON - VICTORIA BEAUTY + LIFESTYLE

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The Celebration of Love


PEYTON & JOE Peyton and Joe’s story started out in high school. With lockers just a few apart, they got to know each other and started dating their senior year. They both attended Purdue University and took some time apart, but it wasn’t long after that they found themselves in the same circles and decided to give dating another shot. Since then they have been inseparable. After graduation, Joe bought a house that needed some remodeling. They started working on the house day in and day out. Joe, being the true handy man he is, believes in the “no days off” work philosophy. Toward the end of September, while still working diligently on the house, Joe asked Peyton on a long overdue date night. She happily agreed. That night, Joe took her to his family’s river camp with dinner in tow, which is where they had their first date back in high school, and he popped the question! When planning their wedding, they chose decorations in shades of pink and pops of gold both glam and romantic. The cake table made a statement with a floral lined wall and custom accents. They were able to incorporate some fun personalized items into the wedding like the cake knife and server that Peyton’s parents used at their wedding and photos of both sets of parents from their wedding day. And, they had to have popcorn for all of our guests in Harry’s Chocolate Shop popcorn bags, a favorite of theirs from their time at Purdue. Joe and Peyton’s biggest hope was that their wedding be a fun celebration for all – and judging from how packed the dance floor was, it was just that. ENGAGED! RIVER VALLEY 59


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PHOTOGRAPHY SHILLAWNA RUFFNER PHOTOGRAPHY
 CEREMONY ST. JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH
 RECEPTION VENUE VANDERBURGH 4-H CENTER AUDITORIUM
 BOUQUETS J’PETALS
 RINGS BRINKER’S JEWELERS
 HAIR ASHLEY MARIA BEAUTY
 DESIGN & DÉCOR OBJ DESIGN
 CAKE FRESH BAKED BY TRACY
 CINNAMON ROLLS JUDY SCHMITT
 BRIDAL GOWN SHER’S BRIDAL – LOUISVILLE, IN 
 BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES SHER’S BRIDAL
 MENSWEAR PAUL’S MENSWEAR
 CATERING SCHNITZELBANK – JASPER, IN

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DELAINE & CHRIS Delaine and Chris were absolutely not looking for love when they met in a 
 local bar back in 2016, but love certainly found them. Both being single parents, Chris of 3 kids and Delaine of 4, they knew they had to be smart and take things slow. They wanted to make sure they were serious about each other before introducing their children. It has now been over two years since they joined families, and they haven't looked back. The couple said their "I dos" in front of a lavish, floral moongate during a stunning, old-world ceremony in the Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse. They wanted their wedding to be an “epic” affair. Guests were treated to a cocktail hour game of “Name That Movie” as soundtrack music was played from some of their favorite films and TV series such as Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones and Gladiator. The guests with the most right answers got to choose from a selection wine as their prize. There decor consisted of regal candelabras, aged metals, and beautiful fresh flowers. A decadent feast table of fruits and cheeses were laid out for guests to enjoy before the main dinner. Everyone danced and ate like kings surrounded by candlelight within the magnificent walls of the Old Courthouse.  ENGAGED! RIVER VALLEY 65





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Making Magic PHOTOGRAPHY JACKLYN SHAY
 


OTHER PHOTOGRAPHY PAM BAKER-BONGFELDT & VICKEY PHILLIPS
 
 VENUE OLD VANDERBURGH COUNTY COURTHOUSE FLORAL & DECOR JOELLE ELISE DESIGN
 


ARCHES JOELLE ELISE DESIGN BRIDAL GOWN MAGIC MOMENTS BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES DAVID’S BRIDAL MENSWEAR MEN’S WEARHOUSE FLOWER GIRL DRESSES AMAZON CAKE HOPE ADCOCK HEAD TABLE ARMCHAIRS JUST YOUR SYLE EVENTS DJ R & S ENTERTAINMENT HAIR & MAKEUP LAURA WHEAT CATERING MCALLISTER’S DELI & J&B BBQ RINGS DROSTE'S

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HOMEBUYER 


Workshop

Wednesday, Jan. 29th from 6-7:30pm 7820 Eagle Crest Blvd. • Evansville, IN 47715 Please RSVP to the Eventbrite page/email Nikki or Cathie Any questions, call or text 812-449-4118 or 812-449-1005

Hosted by Nikki Davis & Cathie Spalding

Please join us for our next Home Buyer Workshop with specialists from multiple home industries to talk about the process of finding and securing your new home.

What’s the best loan for me?

What down payment assistance is out there?

What does an inspection look like?

How do you become a competitive buyer in a seller's market right now?

THESE QUESTIONS & MORE WILL BE ANSWERED TO HELP GIVE YOU THE EDGE AS YOU PURSUE YOUR DREAM HOME!

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From the Start

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MADDI & TOM Maddi and Tom met in high school and became friends. It wasn’t until 
 after high school that they reunited their friendship and truly began falling for each other. It didn't take long for love to blossom, and soon Tom popped the question.  Maddi knew that she wanted a charming, feminine wedding with neutral colors. She was inspired by southern and modern farmhouse decor and decided she wanted to incorporate Magnolia flowers as they are one of her favorites. Some special details she included in their big day was making sure that they t o o k p h o t o s at h e r f a m i l y ’s lawnmower shop. She also displayed her mother and motherin-law's wedding gowns at the reception. 

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Making Magic PHOTOGRAPHY GENA & JESS PHOTOGRAPHY CEREMONY ST. WENDELL CATHOLIC CHURCH RECEPTION VENUE RIBEYRE GYMNASIUM WEDDING GOWN HOUSE OF WHITE FLORALS & DECOR OBJ DESIGN CAKE, COOKIES & PIE RHONDA FEHRENBACHER MACARONS BAUERHAUS CATERING WEDDING RENTALS EVENTS OF HARMONY 
 & BAUERHAUS TENTS & EVENTS HAIR SALON WOW - NATALIE LEE MAKEUP BY BEAUTY DATE DJ SONGBIRD ENTERTAINMENT LIMO AND PARTY BUS FELLER LIMOUSINE STATIONERY 5 PINK PEONIES

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HISTORIC DINNER SPOTLIGHT REHEARSAL

T.C. Steele State Historic Site 


T.C. Steele State Historic Site is located in

be impressed by the beauty of the historic

gorgeous Nashville, Indiana, and it is one of

site. The house provides an ideal spot for

12 locations of the Indiana State Museum

photos, and the formal gardens have

and Historic Sites, a statewide museum

recently been restored to their original glory.

system. The site was once the home of

The site features easy on-site parking, a

celebrated artist T.C. Steele and his wife,

scenic woodland setting and beautiful photo

Selma. Steele is an internationally recognized

backdrops galore.

painter of American Impressionist-style

For more information or to schedule a rental,

landscapes, as well as portraits. Selma gifted

please email

the site to the State of Indiana in 1945, along

tcsteeleshs@indianamuseum.org or call

with all original furnishings and 350 of

812.988.2785.

Steele’s paintings. Today, visitors to the site can tour the Steeles’ home, see original paintings inside Steele’s studio, stroll through beautiful historic gardens and take in the lily ponds. A variety of family-friendly activities await as well, including T.C.’s Outdoor Studio – an area where families can play games, discover books about art and nature, create art for themselves and more. In June 2019, the Singing Winds Visitor Center opened to the public. At this location, a variety of settings are available for a wedding. Guests are sure to 76 ENGAGED! RIVER VALLEY





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ALISON & JOHN John and Alison were close friends for many years in college but were always 
 in relationships with other people. Th e y h a d n e v e r c o n s i d e re d a romantic relationship because their lifestyles were very different from each other and after college they went on separate paths. Almost a decade later, when both had come out of long-term relationships, they began hanging out again. The level of kindness, respect, and support they had for each other drew them close. They had both suffered tragedies and losses in their lives and always gave each other comfort and security. The more time they spent together, the more they realized they were in this relationship for the long haul. When John proposed, it was fitting, as their dogs had always been so important to them. John tied the engagement ring around one of their dog’s collar and told Alison to give the dog a goodbye kiss before leaving for dinner. As soon as she saw it, she said yes! 
 For their wedding ceremony they chose St. Mary’s Catholic Church and they chose City View for their reception. Alison loves antique pink garden roses and based the color scheme of the wedding décor around it. 90’s rap, Spice Girls and Mariah Carey made their wedding a throwback dance celebration as their family and friends shared in their long-awaited joy. ENGAGED! RIVER VALLEY 79





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Making Magic PHOTOGRAPHY ESTHER BLOOM PHOTOGRAPHY VENUE CITY VIEW BRIDAL GOWN LVD NASHVILLE JEWELER CAMELOT JEWELERS SUITS & BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES ELLA PARK BRIDAL HAIR AMANDA REISING, BALAYAGE & NATURAL BEAUTY  CAKE CINDY BRANDT OF JEANNE’S GELATO AND MORE 
 & DIANNE MILES OF PINCH OF SUGAR TRUFFLES CINDY BRANDT OF JEANNE’S GELATO AND MORE FLOWERS ZEIDLERS FLOWERS AND FIFTY FLOWERS BOUQUET AND FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS DANA BEUOY DJ AND LIGHTING DJ ROB, ALL ABOUT YOU DJ

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JEWELRY SPOTLIGHT

The Diamond Galleria Solitaire + Stackable Bands It’s true what they say… the classics never go out of style. And, even though the shimmering diamond solitaire has evolved over the years, this single diamond nestled in a six-prong setting remains a treasured design to symbolize your commitment to one another. Looking to make a solitaire design all your own? Know that you can pair it with stackable wedding bands. These bands come in a variety of shapes, sizes and metals, making the mixing-andmatching that much more versatile. Plus, it gives you Halo + Bloom Style One stunning design that really made an appearance

the ability to add to it in the future to celebrate anniversaries or the birth of a child.

in 2019 is the Halo or Bloom setting. This design comes from a square or rectangular-like diamond with curved corners and a row (or two!) of diamonds encircling it, giving the illusion of a larger center diamond! The Diamond Galleria offers a variety of diamond halo rings, but keep in mind you can also customize your ring and add a halo to virtually any design.

Yellow Gold Mounting There’s something to say about a yellow gold mounting. The classic metal is making a major comeback in vintage-inspired engagement rings and beyond. Whether you’re in the market for a modern take on an old classic, or looking to give off a fabulous nostalgic vibe, yellow gold might be the way to go.

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Pops of Color If you want to create a truly unique design, consider mixing metals of

white gold, rose gold and/or yellow gold. Most designers offer this option to customize the ring to your specific wishes. You could also consider

Three Stone Rings

swapping the center stone for another

You can blame the popularity of the

precious gemstone or complementing

three stone engagement ring style on

the diamond with blue sapphires on

the Brits–more specifically Prince

either side.

Harry’s ring selection for American actress Meghan Markle. The world seemed to be in complete awe of her flawless three-stone design with round-cut diamond and two smaller diamonds on either side.

Oval, Elongated Cushion, Emerald, Pear – Unexpected Shapes Some of the most popular “unexpected” shapes of 2019 were oval, elongated cushion, emerald and pear. If you’re going for a vintage look, you can’t go wrong with an elegant oval cut. Choosing a unique diamond shape gives the ring a design that’s sure to turn every head in the room. Visit our showroom or check out

A.JAFFE Map Your Moment Collection

our holiday catalog for more design

The A.JAFFE Map Your Moment

inspiration for each of these styles

collection makes a beautiful gift to pair

this season. If you’re looking to

with your engagement. This special

combine styles for a look all your

memento is offered in rings, pendant

own, don’t forget to ask about our

necklaces, bracelets and charms for her –

custom ring design options!

cufflinks, tie bars and cuffs for him. Once you find his or her perfect style, pick your special place anywhere in the world – where you proposed, the church you were married, your first home, where a child was born – and mark the spot on the map with a beautiful diamond. The other side of the pendant can be engraved with a special message

The Diamond Galleria https://www.thediamondgalleria.com/ 6245 Vogel Rd, Evansville, Indiana (812) 477-1388

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FEATURE ARTICLE

Bridesmaid Down Bridesmaid Down… that was the phrase that

I had no carbs (no breads, no potatoes, and

floated around my little sister’s wedding ten

no desserts to help soak it up). So just a

years ago when I, yes me, the matron of

handful of drinks, and I was toast. I had to

honor was found in the bathroom with my

leave early, I was sick the entire night, and I

head resting on the toilet passed out. Not my

had the worst hangover of my entire life a

finest moment for sure and still part of family

few weeks ago (certainly not something I

folklore to this day, but let’s rewind and

want to repeat)! Weddings and other parties

figure out how I got there, and how it could

should be fun, not something to be

have been prevented!!!!

remembered for how awful they made you feel whether you are the bridesmaid… or

Anyone who knows me, knows that I rarely

God forbid the bride!!!!!

ever drink, so my first mistake was letting the day go by on a relatively empty stomach

So with that said, make a pact with your tribe.

(something that I recently repeated at a

If you plan to drink, who do you know at the

Christmas party… more details on that

wedding that will be the person or people

forthcoming!). For big event days like a

that will help look out for you and make sure

wedding, you have to have food on your

that you a) drink in moderation, b) eat

stomach if you plan to drink throughout the

enough, and c) counter your alcohol with

night. Otherwise the alcohol will hit you like a

enough water. Drinking is fun, but so is

ton of bricks! Carbs in particular are very

making it through the whole night and the

important as they will help soak up the

entire party! Not to say that I wasn’t the only

alcohol. That was the second lesson I learned

one who passed out at my little sister’s

recently being on a keto diet for the afore

wedding (believe me, it was a hot Chicago

mentioned Christmas party. Not only did the

night, with an open bar with top shelf liquor,

alcohol process differently than I was used to,

and multiple people went down), but the

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evening would have been a lot more fun had

made it past the point where the old folks

I been able to go the distance and party with

have gone home and to bed, how you end

the rest of the crowd (and at least make it to

your night with your friends is your

mid evening snack bar that my husband tells

prerogative!

me was so good that I missed).

5. Lastly, and most importantly, if you plan to drink, please have a plan in place on how

Another few tips include:

you aim to get home. Pass off your car keys at the start and either have a sober/designated

1. Feeling overwhelmed with the hustle and

driver in place or arrange for an Uber or cab

bustle? I’m an introvert, so I totally get it,

at the start of the night! An impaired driver is

especially since I had to give a toast! Head to

a drunk driver, and we care about YOU!!!

the bathroom for a quick breather vs. hitting the bar. Hide in a stall and check your phone,

Written By Nikki Davis


meditate, or even toss on some tunes for five

Managing Editor, Engaged River Valley

minutes to calm your nerves… especially if you have to give a big speech!!! 2. A slow pace is a good pace. No one likes the land of regret, so slow and steady is the way to go when it comes to drinking! 3. Channel your inner Jenna Dewan or Julianne Hough, and dance! Dance! Dance the night away! Movement is not only fun, but it will get the alcohol moving through you quickly. You metabolize your alcohol faster, and you’ll burn off the calories of that fancy wedding supper and cake! 4. All bets are off once the after party hits, and you do you, boo! As long as you have ENGAGED! RIVER VALLEY 87


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Adventurers for Life


JOHNNA & JEREMY In the words of the Groom:
 I met Johnna on an online dating site where we had texted back and forth for about a week before I asked her to go out on a date. I kayaked often and had an extra one that I offered to let her use while I used the other one. When we met in the parking lot of a local restaurant, she warned me that she had shared her location with her best friend, just in case she didn’t make it back to land.  I thought she was joking. She wasn’t!
 
 We headed out to a local wildlife and fishing area, where we paddled around and got to know each other better. As we shared more of our lives with each other, I let her know how much I admired her ability to overcome a lot of adversity.  Later I found out that this had endeared me to her early on. After catching a great sunset, we went back to the restaurant and had dinner.  We ended up losing track of time and closing the place down. Luckily for her, any nightmarish situation she might have imagined did not occur, and she felt I was worth seeing again.
 
 Although we had opposite paths that had led us to where we were, we shared a strong sense of adventure.  We both wanted traveling and experiencing new things to be a priority in life.  Falling in love was not a priority, however, it happened fairly soon after we started dating. Ironically, early on, we both had no desire ENGAGED! RIVER VALLEY 89


to be married again. We spent the next couple of years going on adventures together and merging our families with the goal of making as many epic memories as possible.  We frequently went to music festivals and concerts.  We bought a scratch off map and made it a goal to scratch off as many states as possible. It was important for us to include our children whenever we could, and all members of the family had to be present for a state to be scratched off.  We also fell in love with the idea of trying to visit as many national parks as possible in our travels.  We are fortunate to have family coast to coast to visit. 
 
 We have taken road trips to the east coast, had adventures in the south, and probably our most epic trip to date was visiting family on the west coast and Yosemite.  After all these adventures, we found that life would not be complete without taking that final step and it only seemed fitting to have a wedding that was another adventure.  We chose our wedding date to be the third anniversary of our first date. We knew we wanted a destination wedding but struggled between leaving the country or something in the states.  We landed on going to Rocky Mountain National Park.  We wanted it to be as simple and as stress free as possible and luckily came across a site called SimplyEloped. We found out that they have a package that included an officiant and photography and they also obtained the required permits for having a

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wedding ceremony in the areas we wanted.
 
 When the big day arrived, the weather was overcast and our ceremony at Sprague Park was hastened by rain that was moving in. Our original plan was to hike to several lakes for pictures after the ceremony.  It was clear that the weather coming in should not be taken lightly.  Lucky for us, the Trail Ridge Road, which had been closed for the season up until this point, opened up that morning and we were able to change our plans to avoid the bad weather. Trail Ridge Road is the highlight of Rocky Mountain Park, a high mountain pass and the highest continuous paved road in the US! This incredible road takes you right up to the fragile alpine tundra, past incredible rock features, lakes, tons of wildlife, and eventually the continental divide. The views are amazing as you can see for fifty miles in any direction. Our photographers suggested that we drive up the trail to 12,000+ feet of elevation for the rest of our photo session to get some epic shots and stay in front of the weather.  
 
 We stopped at several locations with breathtaking views, and we even made the local Colorado news when they spotted us while they were shooting a story for the opening of the road. Our mission, although it didn't go as originally planned, turned out to be more memorable and enjoyable than we could have hoped for.   
 
 The rest is history. 
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ENGAGED! River Valley - Issue 12  

It feels like it was just yesterday that we were sitting brainstorming the concept of the magazine and how we were going to bring our public...

ENGAGED! River Valley - Issue 12  

It feels like it was just yesterday that we were sitting brainstorming the concept of the magazine and how we were going to bring our public...