This story begins with a bartender, Christine, and a customer named John. These two college kids had a few design classes together at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, but that was about it until John started coming into the bar with his buddies for happy hour that they really started talking.
Considering their college status, their dates consisted of a movie and popcorn in the comfort of their own homes
“I knew he was the one for me when I saw that he had Blue Hawaii in his movie collection,” Christine said.
After moving to Omaha and not finding any dream jobs, John was offered a design position in Ankeny, Iowa. Christine (who most of our readers know as Miss Deco) and John decided it was time to take the plunge, move in together in Ames, Iowa (20 minutes away from Ankeny).
“We had a great time living in Ames, but after a year we knew it wasn’t the place for us,” Christine said. “Luckily, I had a great opportunity to transfer with my job to Omaha so away we went!”
Christine and John have now been living in Downtown Omaha for several years with their French Bulldog, Cheese (how cute is that, right?!).
“We love the city life,” Christine said. “Now seven years later, we are taking another plunge into marriage and couldn’t be happier.”
When John proposed the couple was far away from the Nebraska life — they were in Boston, Massachusetts for a Celtics game.
“On our first morning there, as we were getting ready for the day, there was a knock on the door,” Christine said. “Thinking it was housekeeping, I had John answer it. Ah, but it wasn’t housekeeping, it was a bottle of champagne! Completely clueless, I wandered over to the bottle and there was a card to Ms. Christine Huebschman. Giving John a quizzical look, he told me to open up the card. It read ‘YES?’ and as I turned to John, he was down on one knee with the most fabulous ring! He asked me to marry him and of course I said YES!”
If there’s one thing to love about Christine’s wedding, it’s that she made it so personal to her and John. The couple had a ceremony that was perfect for the two of them and Christine said it was one of the best decisions they made when planning their wedding.
And you could probably call it a reception, but really, it was just a big dance party. They skipped all the gimmicky dance lines and bridal tosses — John even created a surprise playlist that was thrown into the mix that night.
“It was completely awesome to see our guests joining us on the dance floor and having a ball to our unorthodox music choices,” Christine said.
Christine and John spent a lot of time (and saved a lot of money) by creating their own decorations. They used wine bottles for vases, screenprinted their own table runners, designed their own wedding logo, painted a backdrop for the ceremony, collected family photos for table wreaths for the reception, painted frames to use in a photobooth, sewed together throw pillows for the reception lounge area and more.
John and Christine had so much fun at their wedding they almost forgot to have the marriage license signed!
Proposal date: April 7, 2011
Wedding Date: October 13, 2012
Florist: Garden Flowers
Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Caterer: Attitude on Food
Music: Michael Walker, The Vintage Vocalist
Wedding & Reception: Durham Museum
Colors: 1950′s Pink, Absinthe, Cinnabar, Fig & Blueberry
Number of Guests: 150