Chelsea Englert and Craig Merkley

Chelsea R. Englert and Craig R. Merkley of Dubois exchanged wedding vows at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, during a private ceremony at the Ferdinand Community Center. Ty Hunter officiated the ceremony. 

The bride is the daughter of Paul and Belinda Englert of Huntingburg. The groom is the son of Kenny and Lisa Merkley of Dubois. The bride was given in marriage by her father.

The bride wore an ivory sleeveless embroidered Schiffli lace and crepe trumpet gown with illusion lace straps and a V neckline over a lace covered sweetheart bodice with a dropped waist, a sensual illusion and lace sheer back, stretch lining, and a crepe skirt with a lace back inset, a lace cutout hem and a chapel train. Godmother Rhonda Hasenour made the bride’s bouquet with white roses, baby's breath, greenery and burgundy flower accents. The bride's grandmother Martha Englert’s rosary was tucked inside the bouquet. Each bridesmaid picked their dress in a matching burgundy color.

The maid of honor was the bride’s sister, Olivia Englert, of Huntingburg and the bride’s friend, Brienna Englert, of Ferdinand. The bride chose as her bridesmaids Layla Merkley of Dubois, daughter of the groom; Kristy Berg of Ferdinand, cousin of the bride; and Abby Merkley of St Meinrad, sister of the groom.

The best man was Nathan Merkley of Dubois, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Clint Carie of Dubois, cousin of the groom; Bart Kempf of Evansville, cousin of the groom; Matt Zehr of Celestine, cousin of the groom; and Chris Brosmer of Dubois, friend of the groom. Miniature groom was David Merkley of Dubois, son of the groom. 

A supper and dancing ceremony were held at the Ferdinand Community Center with Kenna and Shyla Zehr of Celestine, cousins of the groom, as registering guests. Music was provided by Boogie Tunes. 

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