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JAN-FEB 2018

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Jan/Feb 2018 • 37 Creek High School. Danielle said she knew that leaving everything he knew, moving to a strange place and changing jobs had to have been stressful for Zach. "But the first night he was here, he cooked dinner for me, bought flowers and wine, and made me feel totally special," she said. She knew then that he was the one for her. "There might not have been a specif- ic moment when I knew Danielle was the one for me," Zach said. "I just knew over time she was the one I wanted to spend my life with." During his 26th birthday celebra- tion, he decided the time had come to make it happen. "Danielle surprised me by taking me to Kentucky Cave Country. She had a lot planned. We went horseback riding, rode the mountain coaster, went to Kentucky Down Under to hang out with kangaroos, went zorbing (geĴing strapped inside an inflatable ball and rolling down a huge hill) and visited a distillery. "I knew anyone who cared that much about me, to take time to plan all that just to make me happy, was the one for me," he said. "It was time to get a ring and pop the question." And on Dec. 10, 2016, he did just that. "That will be one day I will never forget," Danielle said. "We were celebrat- ing the holidays and went to see Lights Under Louisville." They went out to din- ner, visited the downtown Christmas tree and ice skated. "I knew Zach was a liĴle nervous," Danielle said. "We only did three laps around the rink, but he was so nervous I thought he might fall. Then we went over to the Christmas tree." That's when Zach got down on one knee. "He had everything so well planned," she said. That included having a friend on site to photograph the mo- ment. Danielle said yes, and wedding plans soon followed. "We went to Kye's for our first ven- dor and fell in love with it," Danielle said. "They have the perfect package for any size wedding." The outside courtyard was a plus. "I was adamant about geĴing mar- ried outside, and since it is covered with a tent we didn't have to worry about the weather." Ten days into their engagement, the couple had checked out at least eight ven- ues for the wedding, but decided Kye's was perfect. "We wanted a glamorous, romantic feel and Kye's white and black checkered dance floor set the tone. We chose black, white, blush and gold for our colors." Danielle didn't want to be a "bridezilla," sweating over peĴy details. "I wanted the wedding to be as stress-free as possible." So they chose a package that handled details. "Stumler's Catering was amazing," Danielle added. "Debbie, the owner, was so friendly and set up the buffet beauti- fully. She gave us free late-night snacks — White Castles for our guests." The meal included salads, a vegetable med- ley, mashed potato bar, parmesan-crusted baked chicken, sliced beef and rolls. "I wanted my cake from Adrienne and Co.; we also got the groom's cake there. Ray Herdt was super helpful in de- ciding my floral scheme. We rented the Jeffersonville City Trolley for transporta- tion; Rick Wheeler, our driver, was great. "Schimpff's Confectionery made our favors. And our guests loved Sheraton Riverside Hotel. They provided shuĴle service to and from the wedding and took us to the afterparty at Tavern on Fourth Street." Others involved included Roots Sa- lon, Richard Sherman from Regiss Bridal and Prom and Tuxedo Avenue. Wedding guests on Kye's checkered dance floor

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