May 11, 2019
PHOTOS COURTESY KATIE MARIE PHOTOGRAPHIE KATIEMARIEPHOTOGRAPHIE.COM
REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE: Groom’s grandmother’s house, Ruth Kaiser
REHEARSAL DINNER CATERING: Groom’s mother’s cooking: DeAnn Burns
WEDDING VENUE: St Louis Bertrand Catholic Church
RECEPTION VENUE: Hyatt Regency Hotel Downtown
WEDDING DRESS: Essence of Australia purchased at Rebecca’s Bridal Boutique with alterations by Therese Grant
CUSTOM WEDDING VEIL : Made with fabric from the bride’s mother’s wedding dress by The Hat Girls
HAIR: Jessica Kelley with Creations Hair Design
MAKEUP: Charolette de la Torre
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Bonobos suit with alterations by Ace Custom Tailors and Johnston & Murphy shoes
WEDDING CATERING: Breakfast buffet catered by The Hyatt’s culinary staff and donuts by Adrienne’s & Co
CAKE/BAKERY: Fun-fetti cake from Winnie’s Decadent Desserts & Deli
FLORIST: Top Knots Florals
PHOTOGRAPHY: Katie Marie Photographie
MUSIC: The Cincinnati Sinatra
TRANSPORTATION: Kentuckiana Express Shuttle-Limo, LLC
HOW WE MET: In February of 2017, RuthAnne was brought on as an administrative assistant at Neace Ventures. She was warned that Aaron was a know-it-all and a bit of a jerk and that their personalities would clash; however, the two quickly bonded, if for no other reason because their desks were 5 feet from each other. Although they thought, without ever even talking about it, they would never date the other, they were both smitten.
After several months of working together, Aaron was convinced he must pursue RuthAnne. He awkwardly revealed his feelings for RuthAnne at her favorite lunch spot – Chic-fil-A. Eleven months later, they were engaged. Twelve months after that, they were married.
Our wedding was… Beautiful. We had hoped for everything to go perfectly, but we couldn’t have anticipated just how great everything went. The Mass was solemn and respectful of the sacrament taking place. The sermon pulled no punches in communicating the significance of the contract we were entering into with each other. The weather was perfect. The food was delicious. The music was both classy and fun. Friends, family and benefactors alike all had an amazing time celebrating with us. The only bump in the road was that the wedding rings were left at the hotel, and one of the groomsmen and bridesmaids drove like maniacs between the church and the hotel in order to make it back in time for Aaron to get to the sacristy behind the altar.
Marriage is… a sacrament. First and foremost we hope to help make each other holier and more virtuous people. We want to get each other to heaven. We pray we will have many children. We hope to avoid some of the trappings of modern life. We would like to spend less of our lives in front of screens and more time in good books, nature and prayer.