We absolutely loved doing Day Of coordination for Ella and Robert. They were such a sweet and easy-going couple who were totally focused on the Sacrament of Matrimony! In fact, these two actually met in church.
How They Met
"Robert and I met at church on August 7, 2016, where he was an organist and I was in the choir. I went up to him and introduced myself, and he shyly introduced himself. From there, we began texting and talking on the phone, and we went on our first date in September 2016. We had our first kiss on November 3, 2016."
"The proposal took place in Bloomington, Indiana, near IU, at Leonard Springs Nature Preserve. Robert studied to get his Masters Degree in Sacred Music Performance at IU, and Bloomington was one of our favorite places to go and spend time together. It was “our special place” for the entire time we were dating. Robert had taken me to Leonard Springs before, and we’d discussed how it would be the perfect place to get engaged. On May 30, 2018, Robert drove me down to Bloomington and told me that it was a “very special day,” and I knew something was up. I didn’t say anything, but we both just knew that the other person knew what was going to happen. Robert took me out to lunch and then we drove to Leonard Springs. He took me down beside a beautiful little stream. Even though it had been raining (it was still drizzling a little bit) and the ground was muddy, Robert got down on one knee (he said he was “so nervous”), and showed me the beautiful ring he bought me, and asked me to marry him. I said yes, and we kissed. I remember it was very wet and rainy and we were out in the middle of the woods next to this lovely little stream. He picked out a ring that had diamonds in the shape of a little flower. He said, “I thought this was perfect for you because you love flowers.” It was one of the sweetest and most romantic moments in our relationship. We were both so excited afterwards and drove home to immediately tell my family."
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church on March 2nd, 2019
"For the ceremony, I loved St. Joan of Arc’s beauty and simplicity. It’s a very royal church. I didn’t really want to decorate the church because I wanted it to be familiar to me (I attend Mass there on Sundays) and I also wanted its own loveliness to stand out. The beauty of the church really reflected the glory of God and how He was so happy for us on our special day, I thought. It was so memorable and perfect."
"The reception was perfect, too. I definitely wanted a romantic, soft, and almost rustic style. The colors and textures of the flowers really worked together to accomplish these things, I thought. We used lots of shades of green, which kept it soft and relaxing, and brought some light pink into the mix, that I thought added some pop and another level of softness. Both green and pink are some of the colors of spring, and I wanted my wedding on March 2nd to be strictly a Spring wedding; everyone, by that point, is wanting Spring, and it didn’t feel right to do a Winter wedding. That’s why I chose such springy colors. But I definitely wanted the mood to be romantic and soft and a little rustic, and I think everyone did a remarkable job accomplishing that. I am also of the mindset that “less is more,” and I was thrilled with how the tables weren’t too “busy” at the reception. That’s why I loved the little cake sitting on the head table for the wedding party; it was white with a little bit of texture in the icing and a few greens and flowers surrounding it on the plain, brown cake board. It was simple and classy, and that’s what I like."
Congratulations Mr & Mrs Welch!
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