Monica and Mack’s Fall Church Wedding

Captured & submitted by Jasmine Norris Photography


Monica and Mack are married! YAY! These two first met back in 2018 in Evanston, Illinois when they were both in grad school. They hit it off and have been together ever since! Fast forward to September 2020 and Mack proposed to Monica while they were at a fall festival in Lowell, Indiana. Monica obviously said yes!

Their wedding on Saturday was just perfect! They held their ceremony at Trinity United Methodist Church in downtown Lafayette, Indiana. Monica and Mack both work at Trinity UMC and love the sanctuary so it made the perfect location for their ceremony. After their wedding, they held a cake reception at the church with cake and toasts and then they headed to Ripple and Company, also in downtown Lafayette, Indiana for a dinner with their guests and lots of mingling and laughter. It was the perfect day and really combined exactly what they were both envisioning for their big day!



How/when/where did you meet?

We met in September of 2018 at grad school/seminary in Evanston, IL


How/when/where did the proposal happen?

Mack proposed at a fall festival in Lowell, IN on September 26, 2020


What was the vision for your wedding, the style/color/scheme?

Mack always dreamed of a big party. Monica always dreamed of a small, intimate gathering, so we tried to plan something that met in the middle. We wanted it to be meaningful and relational.


How many guests?

Approx. 100


Why did you choose your wedding venue?

We both work at Trinity and love the sanctuary.


Describe your ceremony, what makes it unique/special?

Every detail is imbued with meaning for us. In memoriam helps us to honor those family members who can’t be there and call their memories into the space. Hand fasting is a ritual that has been used by couples throughout history who were denied legal marriage, so its a way for us to subtly honor the LGBTQ community which we are apart of.


Describe your reception, what makes it unique/special?

We wanted to be able to be present with guests. To have conversations and thank them for their support of us, so we (hopefully if all goes well) created something that feels intimate even with (potentially) a lot of people.


Describe the flowers used for floral arrangements?

We wanted darker or cooler fall colors, so less red and orange and more plum and burgundy.


What was the inspiration for your wedding cake?

Nothing Bundt Cakes are Mack’s favorite cake and during seminary we would often go and get a small one as a treat after a stressful week.


Ring Designer: Decazi//Invitation Designer: Canva//Cake Designer:Nothing Bundt Cake//Floral Designer: Dream Day Blooms//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Tommy Hilfiger//Dress Store: Gaby Couture//Dress Store:Brides By Young//Dress Designer:Stella York//Event Venue: Ripple and Company//Ceremony Location:Trinity United Methodist Church//Photographer: Jasmine Norris Photography//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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