I am not someone who believes that life happens just by chance and accident. I believe in destiny, in fate, in God. I know that we don’t just meet people because of some sort of random generation and accident. We were meant to meet the people were were meant to meet. It’s as simple as that and that’s how I feel. It’s also how Maureen and Ben feel in regards to their meeting. Living and growing up less than 50 miles from one another yet not ever meeting until they moved thousands of miles away doesn’t just sound like a coincidence. It’s also no coincidence that their wedding and marriage to one another was the perfect blend of their personalities, interests, and families.
Hosted at the historic Fowler House Mansion in Lafayette, Indiana, Maureen and Ben Walls were married on July 27, 2019. The weather was perfect and despite Indiana’s notorious reputation for being blisteringly hot in the summer, this day was sunny with a nice breeze and not too hot. Maureen and Ben were joined together in matrimony in front of nearly 150 loved ones from all over the United States. Both Maureen and Ben live in northern Kentucky and so to travel and plan a “destination wedding” was not easy. Thankfully, Maureen’s aunt Karen is the venue and catering genius at Fowler House Mansion and along with other amazing and helpful vendors, their day came together so smoothly. With bohemian cool California vibes, gorgeous succulents, elegant but modern dresses, and a hit DJ that kept the dance floor grooving all night, this couple enjoyed the perfect wedding day.
Along with their closest friends and large wedding parties, both families came together to absolutely maximize and embrace the love these two share. Maureen and Ben both have large families and we spent a lot of time laughing and photographing them with the newlyweds. It’s so special to see grandparents, favorite uncles, and fun cousins celebrate and commune together.
If you’ve never had the pleasure of being at the Fowler House Mansion, let me describe it as grand and elegant. There is so much history in the walls and on the grounds. You can feel the care and love in the home because when you step inside it, you become a part of its history. Being built in 1852, the home has withstood so many monumental moments in our history as it even predates the Civil War. The attention to detail in the preparation spaces, the different rooms, and the way that everything flows from one space to another as if almost carrying you through it, makes you feel as if you’ve always known the place.
There are so many wonderful moments from the wedding but one that stood out to me particularly when Maureen’s dad, Tom, shared a wonderful heartfelt moment with Maureen on the dance floor. While I didn’t hear their conversation, the images speak for themselves at the connection and love that these two share.
These two are currently celebrating an epic Bahamas Honeymoon and I wish them both the best on the new adventure together as man and wife!
A special thank you the wonderful vendors that made their day absolutely the best!
Cake: Linda Bradley
Florist: Linda Bradley