Bride- Ashley Gillenwater

Groom- Jackie Elston


Ceremony location: Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Reception location: The Atrium

Honeymoon location: not taken yet


Wedding date: April 14, 2012


When did you first meet: We met in 2002.

Where did you first meet: At my Father’s restaurant.

When did you know you were going to marry him: When he stuck by me through good and bad. He was always there no matter what was going on in our lives.

How did he propose: He proposed on Christmas morning. He asked me while sitting on the couch. It was not planned for that moment, so he just winged it.

Favorite thing to do together: Spend time with our kids and watching movies.



Wedding colors: orange and pink (tangerine and watermelon)

Number of guests: 230

Number in wedding party: 23

Wedding style: Traditional Catholic wedding

Beauty style: Modern

Dress style:  Mermaid


Most unique wedding personalization: The ‘E’ centerpiece

Something you did very different: We had our children first and then got married.

Something you did very traditional: We did not see each other before the ceremony.

Something you would do all over again: Have as many people as we did in wedding party including children they were amazing!

Something you would never do again: Not run behind on schedule on wedding day. It would have been great to be more prepared on the wedding dayL

Most memorable wedding moment: Walking down the aisle with everyone’s eyes gazing on meJ

Best wedding decision: The photographer, Joe with DeFabis Photography-amazing!; the Disc jockey – Travis rocked!; and the church, Sacred Heart – beautiful!

Best wedding overall advice: All the chaos and stress before the wedding was so worth it when we had the presence of all our family and friends coming and celebrating with us. Enjoy it!!!




Ceremony-Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Reception-The Atrium

Dress- David’s Bridal

Shoes- David’s Bridal

Accessories- David’s Bridal/Target

Tuxedos-Men’s Warehouse   

Invitations-Exclusively Weddings

Flowers- Coby Designs and Flowers by Brenda

Cake- One Eleven Bakery

Entertainment- Travis Bell – Disc jockey

Photographer- DeFabis Photography– Joe DeFabis- 3901 Kessler Boulevard North Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46228, (317) 291-8111


Many Thanks to our Bride of the Month, Ashley! Happily Ever After to you and Jackie!