Courtney R. Knies and Andrew C. Ball

Courtney R. Knies and Andrew C. Ball exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 30, 2017, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper. Father John Boeglin officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Brian S. and Joan Knies of Jasper. The groom is the son of Tim and Susan Ball of Louisville, Kentucky.

The bride, given in marriage by her parents, wore an heirloom gown made of golden ivory silk with lace accents. The 77-year-old gown was originally worn by her grandmother, Bernadette Eckerle, at her wedding in 1944 and again by her mother in 1984.

Music for the ceremony was provided by Mary Burke, family friend of the bride. Readings were delivered by Lori Murphy, cousin of the bride, and Stacy Nonn, cousin of the groom. Matthew Murphy was server. The offertory gifts were carried by Renee Fuhrman and Mike Eckerle, godparents of the bride. Avery Stuckey, cousin of the bride, and Allison VanMeter, niece of the groom, distributed programs.

The bride chose her brother, Adam T. Knies, as man of honor. Junior bridesmaid was Julia Gobert, goddaughter of the bride; and ringbearer, Corbin Stuckey, godson of the bride.

Mr. Ball chose his sister, Ashley VanMeter, as best maid. Flower girl was Mallory VanMeter, goddaughter of the groom. Ushers were Bailey Fuhrman, cousin of the bride, and Wes Bowling and David Work, cousins of the groom.
A reception was held at the event hall on the grounds of the Monastery of Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand. Adaline VanMeter, niece of the groom, led the guests in dancing. Homemade cookies made by the bride’s grandmother, Virginia Knies, were served. Jennifer Wright, cousin of the bride, and Kelly Garst, cousin of the groom, registered guests.

Following a wedding trip to Sedona, Arizona, the couple is at home in Jasper.

The bride, a graduate of Jasper High School and DePauw University, is the community coordinator at Current Blend. Mr. Ball, a graduate of Vincennes Rivet High School and University of Southern Indiana, is employed as a product analyst at MasterBrand Cabinets.




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