Katherine + Derek | Lizton, Indiana | The Barn at Kennedy Farm
From The Bride:
Derek and I first met when we were 5 – on the kindergarten basketball team. We lost touch for a few years and became friends again in middle school when we were a part of the same friend group. The summer between 9th and 10th grade, we went on our first date alone without all of our friends to get ice cream at the mall. It was there, when we were 15, that he asked me to be his girlfriend. That October, when I was 15 and Derek was 16, we decided that we were going to get married one day.
We dated all through high school, going to each other’s sporting events and every school dance. During senior year, we decided to go to rival colleges away from each other – I went to Indiana University and he went to Purdue University – but the distance did not scare us. We saw each other sparingly in person but everyday over Skype for those 4 years in college. He proposed to me during the Fall of our Junior year in college in the Rose Well House at Indiana University – the exact location that my parents were engaged.
We spent the next 20 months planning our perfect rustic wedding with the help of our wonderful parents. Planning a wedding while in school and 2 hours away from one another is not easy, but it was so worth it knowing we would never have to endure distance again. One month after graduation, I finally married my high school sweetheart and love of my life!
- Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
- Ceremony Venue: The Barn at Kennedy Farm
- Cinematographer: Andy Brueck
- Dress: Marisa
- Flowers: JP Parker
- Groom: Vera Wang
- Hair: Eye Do Makeup & Hair LLC
- Makeup: Eye Do Makeup & Hair LLC
- Music: DJ Sound Solutions
- Officiant: Kurt Brodbeck
- Photographer: Amanda DeBusk
- Reception Venue: The Barn at Kennedy Farm