Gunnar and Merri | Union 12 Wedding | Traci and Troy

I’m excited to introduce this sweet couple to you today. Gunnar and Merri had a Union 12 wedding in Columbia City, Indiana. They described their wedding at simple, classy, fun, and low stress and I couldn’t agree more. We were honored to share this special day with them!

How They Met:

“Although Gunnar remembers meeting me at a Youth for Christ conference in high school, I don’t remember meeting him until a Christmas party our freshmen year of college. We were both home for Christmas break and somehow ended up in the same place. I knew of him through mutual friends, but hadn’t talked to him until then; I was impressed by his attentiveness as we chatted. We stayed out late that night with a group of our friends, driving around town. At around 1 in the morning, Gunnar got the car stuck in the mud, in the rain, forcing us to spend even more time together as we tried to push the car out of the mud. By the end of the night, I knew that this was a guy that I wanted to see again. After the second time we hung out, a few days later, I had a crazy feeling that he was the one. Luckily for me, Gunnar felt the same way.”

How He Proposed:

“I knew that Gunnar hoped to propose before our senior year. In June, however, he was scheduled to take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). Studying was the main priority until the test was over and I knew that he definitely wouldn’t propose until after the MCAT. On the day he took his test I was in Michigan City for a family vacation with all of my extended family. Gunnar was going to join us after his test. When I thought that Gunnar was still 45 minutes away, my mom asked if I wanted to walk down to a new gift shop to look around. It was a new building and so we asked the girls at the front desk if we could go take a peak upstairs. We walked upstairs and I saw my sister with a camera. I turned around and saw Gunnar standing there with roses. He pulled me out onto a balcony and then got down one one knee. It took a second for me to realize it was actually happening, but when I did I of course said yes! Only Gunnar could take the MCAT and propose on the same day!”

Here’s a few of our favorites from their awesome day!


Union 12 Wedding Ceremony

Union 12 Wedding Reception


Venue: Union 12

Photographers: Traci and Troy

Videographer: Kathryn Doreff

Florist: Mazie’s Flowers and Gifts

Bride’s Dress: Allure Bridal at Ellen’s Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal

Hair and Makeup: Trends Roanoke

Catering: Nadean’s 

Invitations: Designed by the bride on Canva

Rentals: A Party Apart


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