Katie Krause and Evan Smith

Katie L. Krause and Evan T. Smith were united in marriage at 3 p.m. CT on June 22, 2019, in Epworth United Methodist Church, Evansville. Pastor Dan Barr officiated at the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Peter and Gayle Krause of Newburgh. The groom is the son of Dean and Theresa of Jasper.

Terri Bartlett played piano and Alli Wilsbacher sang “The Lord’s Prayer.” An original song written by Kalin Hagedorn, cousin of the groom, was performed by Hagedorn during the ceremony.

Jerome Hagedorn of DeWitte, Michigan, godfather of the groom, was lector.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore an Allure Romance bridal gown in champagne. The high-neck, sleeveless fit-and-flare gown had ivory lace appliqué blooms trailing down the nude illusion bodice and cascading into the English net skirt. The gown also was adorned with beading around the neck that flowed down into the bodice throughout the lace details. The low-illusion back featured covered buttons accented with delicately placed lace down the center. The bride’s veil featured a rose-gold contoured rhinestone and pearl tiara with fingertip-length lace edged with beading in champagne ivory. The bride’s bouquet was made of peach, cream and light taupe dahlias, cream peonies and roses, lavender roses, purple heather and greenery

The bride chose her twin sisters, Stephanie Engel of Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Samantha Tourre of Traverse City, Michigan, as matrons of honor. Megan Hill of Kalamazoo, friend of the bride; Holy Payne of Evansville, friend of the bride; Shelby Krause of Wheaton, Illinois, sister-in-law of the bride; Lauren Foley of Zionsville, sister of the groom; and Cydney Evans of Indianapolis, friend of the bride, were bridesmaids.

The bride’s attendants wore floor-length chiffon dresses in wisteria styled in a pleated halter neckline with a button closure and four straps adding detail to the mid-back. A smooth bodice led to a natural waist and full skirt. They carried bouquets of peach, cream and light taupe dahlias, lavender and cream roses and greenery.

The bride’s mother wore a floor-length gown with rose-gold embroidery and beading on net, elbow-length sleeves and a chiffon ballroom skirt.

The groom’s mother wore a gown in merlot with a sleeveless bodice and a deep V-neckline and back. The gown was adorned with beading and featured a soft, floor-length skirt.

Mr. Smith chose friend Adam Block of Winter Haven, Florida, as best man. Jared Tempel of Newburgh, friend of the groom; Andy Knies of Indianapolis, friend of the groom; Steve Luebbehusen of Phoenix, Arizona, friend of the groom; Alex Krause of Wheaton, Illinois, twin brother of the bride; Kevin Foley of Zionsville, brother-in-law of the groom; and Rance Evans of Indianapolis, friend of the groom, were groomsmen. Eric Engel of Kalamazoo and Eric Tourre of Traverse City, brothers-in-law of the bride, were ushers.

A reception was held at the Rolling Hills Country Club in Newburgh.

The couple is living in Evansville. A wedding trip will be taken at a later date.

The bride is a 2008 graduate of Kalkaska (Michigan) High School and a 2012 graduate of Hope College, Holland, Michigan. She is a staffing specialist at Malone Staffing in Evansville.

Mr. Smith is a 2007 graduate of Jasper High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana, Evansville. He is employed at Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Princeton.




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