When the storm clouds finally parted over Tanglewood Wedding and Events Barn in Boonville, Indiana, on April 10, 2021, Courtney and Kyle Schmitt said “I do” through big smiles and roaring winds.
“It was so windy that day, my veil ended up flying off and hitting my dad,” says Courtney.
The couple met in 2015 through mutual friends during a night out at KC’s Time Out Lounge on the East Side. Five years later, on New Year’s Eve 2019, Kyle proposed in their shared home, forgetting one crucial step.
“He came into the house and had some roses and he actually handed them to me and said, ‘I’ve got something for you,’” says Courtney. “He showed me the ring, but didn’t get down on one knee. He just totally spaced that part.”
While Courtney, who works in First Federal Savings Bank’s marketing department, has experience with event planning, she was stress-free about plotting out their elegant, country-chic wedding. She passed the reins to their parents, Linnzi Baumann of Stella Jeanne consulting agency, and even Kyle, whose family previously owned Frontier Restaurant & Bar for 13 years.
The combination of efforts paid off, and the Schmitts had a day grounded in personal touches.
Kyle chose their sage and peach color scheme, while Courtney prepared a surprise scrapbook of their relationship to gift him. To include their close-knit group of friends, they scheduled a bridal party dance to Niko Moon’s “Dance with Me,” and the groomsmen wore custom softball jerseys to symbolize their involvement in an adult softball league.
“Our first dance was very good, but we just have a lot of fun together,” says Courtney. “It all ended up being what we would say is pretty perfect.”
Photographer: Lacey and Nate Phipps
Videographer: Straw Photography and Media
Venue: Tanglewood Wedding & Events Barn, Boonville, Indiana
Cake: Cakes by Shea
Florist: Erin Rust
Bridal Gown: House of White
Decor & Rentals: Stella Jeanne