This article first appeared in Sophisticated Living magazine’s “Sophisticated Celebrations”, written by Annie Mosbaugh Knapp for the November/December 2022 issue.
Courtney Rogers and Matthew Bono were married on August 27, 2022 at The Heirloom at N.K. Hurst in downtown Indianapolis. The couple met shortly before the world shut down in 2020 and tied the knot in front of 160 of their closest family and friends, including all eight of their nephews who served as junior groomsmen. Guests gathered to witness their union against the backdrop of floating candles, lush flowers, and the rustic charm of The Heirloom.
The entire décor for the evening, from flowers to lighting, was inspired by the dress worn by the bride’s mother. It was given to her years earlier by the bride’s grandmother with the simple instructions to “wear this dress when Courtney gets married.” Sure enough, the bride’s grandmother was present and dressed to the nines to see her wishes come true. After the wedding, guests enjoyed delicious food courtesy of Crystal Signature Events, danced the night away to music by Living Proof, and went home with memories that will last a lifetime.
Courtney and Matt are beyond grateful to Gina Howald, who planned, decorated, and orchestrated the most beautiful wedding they ever could have imagined. Gina passed away in October and will always hold a special place in their hearts for the role she played on the most important day of their lives.