Erin Schaefer and Damon Thewes

Erin Schaefer and Damon Thewes exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 8, 2018, in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church, Ferdinand. Father Jack Durcholz officiated at the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Kent and Lynne Schaefer of Ferdinand. The groom is the son of Paul and Susie Thewes of Celestine.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore an ivory, satin gown with beading and a matching veil with beaded trim.

Music for the ceremony was provided by vocalist Leslie Luebbehusen and pianist Traci Catt.

The bride chose her sisters, Devin and Mariah Schaefer, both of Ferdinand, as maids of honor. Ashley Jacob, St. Anthony; Ashley Schaefer and Shelby Bettag, both of Ferdinand; Micaela Spayd of Schnellville; Adi Dilger and Haley Thewes, both of Evansville; Candi Gehlhausen of Mariah Hill; and Jayme Roos of Newburgh were bridesmaids. The miniature bride was Claire Ruppe of St. Anthony. The flower girl was Rose Schaefer of Ferdinand.

The bridesmaids wore emerald green, floor-length gowns with a high neck and criss-cross detail.

Mr. Thewes chose friends Derek Fischer and Cole Witte, both of Celestine, as best men. Josh Jacob of St. Anthony; Chad Schaefer and Brandon Schaefer, both of Ferdinand; Tyler Schnell, Shayn Knies, Craig Verkamp and Daniel Underhill, all of Celestine; and Austin Hauser of Schnellville were groomsmen. Lance Thewes and Ian Thewes, cousins of the groom, both of Celestine, were ushers. The ring bearer was Jax Jacob of St. Anthony.

A reception was held at the Ferdinand Community Center with music by Boogie Tunes.

The couple took a wedding trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, and is living in Celestine.

The bride is a 2012 graduate of Forest Park High School, Ferdinand, and a 2015 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana, Evansville. She is the assistant manager at Ferdinand Farmers Insurance.

Mr. Thewes is a 2012 graduate of Northeast Dubois High School, Dubois. He is employed by Knies Construction.

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