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In the Blink of an Eye

Blind date leads to wedding for Casey and Lindsey Jackson
Lindsey and Casey Jackson, married March 30, 2013, at the Granary in New Harmony, Ind., with a reception at the New Harmony Inn.

On March 30, 2013, 220 guests gathered at the Granary in New Harmony, Ind., to see Lindsey and Casey Jackson wed. With its largely wooden interior and grand chandeliers, the Granary was the perfect fit for the ceremony. Flowers and centerpieces by Gehlhausen Floral enhanced the beautiful setting. “I wanted to keep everything natural looking,” she says. “With how pretty New Harmony is, I wanted to keep everything pretty and simple with a rustic feel.”

Another vital aspect of a pretty wedding is selecting the perfect dress. Lindsey tried on numerous dresses at a number of local stores before finally deciding on the pictured dress. Along with her entourage of seven friends and family members, Lindsey went to Ella Park Bridal in Newburgh, Ind., where she found this ivory strapless, all-lace, beaded sash dress. The dress received all yesses from her judges and, as Lindsey put it, “I felt like an actual bride.”

The wedding reception was held just a short walk away from the ceremony at the New Harmony Inn Resort & Conference Center. “We knew that New Harmony would be the perfect place to have our wedding because it gave us the feel of a destination wedding that was close to home,” she says. “We loved the idea of being able to have our wedding ceremony and reception within walking distance from each other and still have the amenities for our families and guests to stay at the New Harmony Inn.” The Inn also did all of the catering; Rhonda Fehrenbacher of Evansville made the cake. Corey Ivy, a DJ for Superior Entertainment, provided music, and Daniel Knight of Studio B captured all the magical moments on camera. A unique twist was that Donut Bank did the wedding favors, a cookie bar that was a great success among attendees.

Lindsey and Casey owe quite a bit of thanks to one of their bridesmaids. A little over four years ago, the couple was set up on a blind date by one of Lindsey’s best friends since childhood, also named Casey. Ever since that first date at what is now Smitty’s Italian Steakhouse for dinner and drinks, Lindsey and Casey have been together.

Recently, the couple has moved to the Cincinnati area. Casey was relocated to serve as operations manager for Consolidated Grain and Barge. After the move, Lindsey has begun to look for a job in real estate.

The couple’s biggest lesson from the whole process: “We learned not to sweat the small stuff on our wedding day, and to enjoy every minute of the day because it goes by so fast. Our wedding was everything we planned for and so much more. We couldn’t have asked for a better day to begin our lives together.”

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