CHRISTINA AND BOB
Christina and Bob met through friends at Indiana University. Bob was already in the Kelley School of Business, and Christina was looking to apply. Bob agreed to tutor Christina, and she got into the program! As a thank you, Christina bought Bob a coffee mug filled with chocolate-covered coffee beans. Bob took that as a sign she was into him and asked her out, and the rest is history.
Their first date was at a coffee shop. Christina meant for it to be a quick date, maybe thirty minutes...one hour tops. The conversation was flowing right off the cuff, and before they knew it, they'd spent five hours talking over one cup of black coffee (him), one cup of decaf with cream and sugar (her), and a shared coffee cake.
THE ENGAGEMENT STORY!
After dating for 8 years, Christina got accepted into medical school in another country and both of them were planning on continuing the relationship long-distance. In June 2019, they traveled to Tokyo, Japan. On the first day of the trip, Bob brought Christina to the top of a roof to view the city. With the rain as the perfect backdrop, and much to Christina's surprise, Bob dropped to one knee, pulled out the ring, and popped the question. She said yes!
"Our wedding venue highly, highly recommended Christina Rockett from SYWPEvents and, sincerely, she has far exceeded our expectations as a wedding planner and has been a delight to work with."
Because Christina was in medical school and Bob was working full-time plus completing his MBA, they opted for a long two-year engagement. The two years was perfect in that it allowed them to take care of their life obligations, but also take their time enjoying being engaged without the pressure of planning a wedding in a short amount of time. As a couple planning on getting married and spending the rest of their lives with each other, it was a well-valued time enjoying the dating, engaged, and soon-to-be-married stages.
Modern-rustic-chic style is a must when the venue is in a gorgeous barn surrounded by open fields! Their colors are sage green, white, and grey, which work just so well with the venue.
Christina looked forward to walking down the aisle, Bob seeing her in her dress for the very first time, her seeing him surrounded by her friends and family waiting for them to finally say "I do" after 10 years together. Bob couldn't wait to celebrate the day with their closest family and friends with great food, great drink, and even better company.
Christina and Bob made their wedding invitations and wedding website for free by looking for free, customizable options online. They emailed/texted/messaged the invitations electronically for environmental purposes, but it also helped save costs and gave guests an easy way to RSVP! It did take time and effort, but they feel it was well worth it for saving on hassle and excess expenses.
Since they dated for ten years before getting married, neither of them are of the mindset that marriage cements a relationship. Rather, they feel marriage will elevate them from the power duo that they are to becoming an even more powerful family unit.
In fifty years, they see themselves celebrating their wedding anniversary together, but also celebrating sixty wonderful years being an essential part of each other's lives.
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Whippoorwill Hill
Rentals: Perfect Parties
Photos: Stacy Able Photography
Floral: Laurilyn Farms
Beauty: Modish Hair Co.
Bride's Attire: Etsy