USI Alums Tie The Knot Drive-In Style

A pair of University of Southern Indiana alums got married at Burdette Park on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 drive-in style.

Posted: Jan 2, 2021 11:50 PM
Updated: Jan 3, 2021 7:21 AM

24-year-old Ashley Wright and 25-year-old William Brokus tied the knot at Burdette Park in Evansville on their original wedding date of Jan. 2, 2021.

The only major difference? It was a drive-in.

While Wright originally hoped to have a princess wedding at Disney World when she first got engaged to Brokus, the two eventually settled on Burdette Park as the perfect place to declare their love for each other.

But some concessions had to be made -- the reception was canceled and the guest list was downsized from three hundred to under one hundred -- with just over one dozen family members and friends actually physically present and apart of the wedding party.

Their cruise was also canceled -- but like their wedding, the young couple is making changes to their honeymoon -- staying in state instead.

Cars were able to watch them get married on a large stage with a DJ, with the ceremony kicking off at 3:30 p.m. Those unable to attend coud tune in on the radio or livestream the wedding on Facebook.

And while they were thrilled to still get to declare their love in front of loved ones, the newlyweds say it was a difficult journey getting to their big day.

“We’ve got close family members that aren’t going to be here because of Covid -- one particular that he’s got Covid,” Brokus said. “So it’s like, they were supposed to be playing parts in the wedding and so yes, there’s a lot of aggravation behind this. And that was the hardest thing to get past -- her and I being able to work together to get this done.”

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