Extol Weddings

Love Bling? We Do.

Pick your pleasure at our favorite jewelry shop, the family-owned Koerber’s that has been a part of our community for more than three decades If there’s one thing this pandemic has taught us it’s hold tightly to those you love. Speaking of which, we’re in love with these beautiful baubles, which are merely a glimpse…Read More

Gabby & Brandon Jones

Sept. 28, 2019 Photos by Krystle Hiott of Krystle Hiott Photography | krystlehiottphotography.com krystalhiottphotos@gmail.com | 317.750.1897 On a late fall afternoon, with the warm sun just peeking through the beautiful fall-tinged leaves surrounding The Old Barn at Brown County, Gabrielle Boone of Floyds Knobs married Brandon Jones of Columbus, Indiana. The venue gave the couple…Read More


HOW TO COMBINE TWO HOUSEHOLDS INTO A HAPPY HOME  So, you said, “I do,” – but what does that mean about accepting your soon-to-be’s stuff, too?  Regardless of how much you’ve both accumulated, combining two households into one can be a chore and a major headache, and lead to unnecessary strife. Here are some tips…Read More

Get Fit Before You Hit The Aisle

FOUR BARREL FITNESS OWNER CASE BELCHER OFFERS UP A FEW TIPS TO HELP YOU LOOK AND FEEL YOUR BEST ON YOUR BIG DAY – AND BEYOND  BY LISA HORNUNG  Everyone wants to look perfect for their wedding, and when you want to lose weight to do your best, you need to find the right diet…Read More

Be Our Guest

We sent our resident explorer, JD Dotson, in search of the perfect wedding gifts that will land you on the greatest guest list  PHOTOS & STORY BY JD DOTSON  Always looking for the perfect wedding gift that is sentimental or functional (or both!), I have a tendency to skip buying the single salad fork on…Read More

Here Comes the Bride, Er, Bridal Dress

Laurel Wreath Bridal Owner Laurie Haag shares what’s hot this season? By Mandy Wolf Detwiler Photo of Laurie Haag by Naomi Ruth Photography Photos of wedding gowns courtesy Madi Lane  So you’ve got the ring on your finger. Your next step is to most likely pick up a bridal magazine. Maybe two. But don’t get…Read More

EnJoy the Setting

Stunning new outdoor venue in Henryville makes planning easy  BY MANDY WOLF DETWILER | PHOTOS BY CHRISTIAN WATSON AND COURTESY IMAGES  When planning a wedding, the bride and groom have a plethora of decisions to make, from choosing date right down to selecting a guest book and designing the invitations. One of the biggest decisions,…Read More

Shelby and Jamison Valvano

May 11, 2019  PHOTOS COURTESY ALEXANDRIA KAY PHOTOGRAPHY ALEXANDRIAKAYPHOTOGRAPHY.COM  REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE: Noah’s Event Venue  REHEARSAL DINNER CATERING: Susie Phelps and Sue Ann Everitt were the caterers. They used to have a catering company but don’t anymore and are friends of the family.  WEDDING VENUE: Noah’s Event Venue  WEDDING DRESS: Sher’s Bridal Boutique  HAIR/MAKEUP: Molly…Read More

Jamie and Michael Deerr

June 15, 2019  PHOTOS COURTESY KRIECH-HIGDON PHOTOGRAPHY KRIECH-HIGDONPHOTO.COM  REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE: The Loft on Spring in New Albany  REHEARSAL DINNER CATERING: Stumler Catering  WEDDING VENUE: The Frazier History Museum  WEDDING DRESS: Sher’s Bridal  HAIR: Kelsey Shaugnessey (Downtown Style) & Kelly Gedling  MAKEUP: Kadey Welch  NAIL SALON: Diva Nails  GROOM’S ATTIRE: Men’s Warehouse  WEDDING CATERING: Masterson’s…Read More

Aaron & RuthAnne Burns

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…Read More