Bride- Kirsten Wray

Groom- Mike Brown


Ceremony location: Moon Palace, Cancun

Reception location: Moon Palace, Cancun

Honeymoon location: Undecided since our wedding was a Honeymoon:)


Wedding date: 12-29-11



When did you first meet: December 20th, 2008.

Where did you first meet: Lake Clearwater Apartments, Indianapolis Indiana

When did you know you were going to marry him: I honestly think I knew after a few months of talking and dating. Our personalities were one in the same :)

How did he propose: At a candlelight dinner on the beach in Mexico. (Part of the reason we went back)

Favorite thing to do together: Travel and play with our dog Peyton.



Wedding colors: A fade in Pink

Number of guests: 41

Number in wedding party: 18

Wedding Style: Casual/Classy Beach

Beauty style: Casual/ Classy

Dress style: Semi Mermaid French Train designed by Christos

Most unique wedding personalization: The fade in Pink. Making each bridal party member a different color and look.

Something you did very different: Destination Wedding!!!! I also made my entrance to the beach ceremony site driven by a white horse and carriage with my father seated next to me in the carriage- it was a fairy tale entrance and the attendees loved it.

Something you did very traditional: Ceremony style – Lutheran Christian based. We actually had our Youth Minister fly in to Mexico to perform our beach ceremony.

Something you would do all over again: I would do the whole day over again. It was everything I thought it would be and so much more.

Something you would never do again: I cannot think of anything!!! Well maybe not have the golf cart get crashed- oops:)

Most memorable wedding moment: Seeing each other for the first time.

Best wedding decision: The small destination wedding. It made it so much more personal.

Best wedding overall advice: Try not to stress out too much before your wedding. Stay calm and collected and your day will run perfect!




Ceremony- Moon Palace Resort, Cancun

Reception- Moon Palace Resort, Cancun

Dress- Belle vie Bridal Couture, Chicago

Shoes- Bella Bridesmaid, Indianapolis

Accessories- Bella vie Bridal Couture, Chicago

Tuxes/Suits- Men’s Wearhouse, Indianapolis

Hair- Ashley Knight, Independent Hair Stylist

Make-up- Myself

Flowers- Moon Palace Resort, Cancun

Cake- Moon Palace Resort, Cancun

Entertainment- Moon Palace Resort, Cancun

Photographer- DeFabis Photography, Indianapolis

Videographer- Moon Palace Resort, Cancun

Officiant- Chad VanMeter, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne


Many Thanks to our Bride of the Month, Kirsten! Happily Ever After to you and Mike!

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