Bride- Alyssa Parrott

Groom- Austin Boone


Ceremony location:  Avon Gardens

Reception location: Avon Gardens

Honeymoon location: Florida and a cruise to Cozumel and Grand Caymans


Wedding date: July 13, 2013


When did you first meet:  I remember him saying something to me at a football game sophomore year, but we didn’t begin talking until junior year of high school.

Where did you first meet: Psychology class. He sat in front of me and we began talking. He hasn’t stopped talking to me since!

When did you know you were going to marry him: When I finally gave in and started dating him. I dated him for five months before I considered him as my boyfriend. He never gave up and hasn’t yet.

How did he propose: We went to dinner downtown and he surprised me with a carriage ride. Near the end of the ride a random lady downtown told Austin to “give her a kiss.” Austin said “I’ll take a kiss.” I kissed him and then Austin said, “I’ll marry you too. What do you think will you marry me?”

Favorite thing to do together: Try new restaurants and watch movies.



Wedding colors: Purple and silver

Number of guests: 150

Number in wedding party: 8

Wedding Style: Garden

Beauty style:  Classic

Dress style: A-line lace gown with beading.


Most unique wedding personalization: We displayed our grandparent’s wedding pictures, as well as a candle and message about the grandparents that were not alive but still present in our heart.

Something you did very different: We had a secular ceremony.

Something you did very traditional: We didn’t see each other before the ceremony.

Something you would do all over again: Have Avon Gardens as our Venue. It was so beautiful.

Something you would never do again: Take my dress to a retired seamstress to save money. My dress didn’t turn out right and it ended up costing more money to fix the situation.

Most memorable wedding moment: When he told me I looked beautiful once I walked down the aisle.

Best wedding decision: Choosing a beautiful venue.

Best wedding overall advice: Don’t get too stressed out with planning or if something goes wrong. Try to relax and have fun! You only get to do it once and it should be a positive memory.



Ceremony- Avon Gardens

Reception- Avon Gardens

Dress- David’s Bridal

Shoes- Dyeable Shoe Store

Accessories- White Dove

Hair- “It’s All About the Hair”, Tara Cook

Make-up- Elements of Style

Tuxedos- Jos. A. Banks

Invitations- Party City

Flowers- A Bride’s Choice

Cake- Erin’s Bakery

Caterer-Bearcats Restaurant

Entertainment- Sure Tones Entertainment


Photographer- DeFabis Photography, Associate- Brenda Staples

3901 Kessler Blvd. North Dr.

Indianapolis, IN 46228



Videographer- Cherished Video Memories

PO Box 47437

Indianapolis, IN 47437



Many Thanks to our Bride of the Month, Alyssa! Happily Ever After to you and Austin!

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