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September 8, 2018, Founders One • Nine

HARD TO MISS Julie Clatterbuck and Michael Schultz met through mutual friends in high school. Mike proposed in a big way — on a billboard off 108th Street and West Maple Road. After being together for nearly 10 years, Julie was expecting a proposal, but every occasion went by with none. They were on their way to celebrate Valentine’s Day when Mike pulled into a gas station and pointed out the billboard to her. (She hadn’t noticed it up until then!) “It was a picture of us back when we first started dating. I was just in shock. My daughter said, ‘Look! Mommy and daddy!’”

WEDDING PLANNER Julie planned everything, Mike says, including the rehearsal dinner and honeymoon. “She continues to plan everything from birthday parties to family vacations,” he says. Julie wanted a classic wedding in every way, and incorporated lace, drapery, chandeliers and other elegant touches in the reception décor. There were plenty of kid-friendly elements, too, including custom coloring books, suckers and candy bracelets at tables and oversized yard games outside.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY Julie’s father, Robert, turned 80 the day before the wedding, and so they celebrated his birthday at their rehearsal dinner. “It was truly special having him walk me down the aisle as I am the youngest of four,” Julie says. “He gave me a kiss and handed me off to my soon-to-be husband.” Having their daughter Emily and niece Olivia as flower girls also was special.

TRADITIONAL DAY The two had a Catholic wedding, and Julie had a long lace train and cathedral-length veil. “Our wedding was magical. Our reception was the best party we have ever had,” Julie says. “Everybody, and I mean everybody, danced the night away.” The day ended with a sparkler sendoff.

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MEMORY MAKERS Photo booth snapshots with their friends was one of the funnest parts of the day. Julie and Emily had traditional bridal portraits taken a week earlier with Tim Bezy Photography. Who would do her pictures was a huge decision, Julie says. “I wanted my dream wedding captured in the best way possible.”

HE’S GOT THE MOVES Julie was surprised at how well Mike could dance, although they did take lessons at Simply Ballroom for 10 weeks. “It’s just not him. But he was so willing, and he enjoyed it, too.” Their first dance to “You Got It” by Roy Orbison was the sweetest moment of the day, Julie says.

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HAWAII HONEYMOON Julie’s parents gave them a trip to Hawaii, and it proved to be their favorite gift. Cash gifts allowed for additional fun. The most special gift was everyone’s presence at the celebration, they say.

HAPPY LIFE The two have lived together for eight years, so there’s been no surprises. Mike says that Julie is out of his league while she says he’s such a good guy. “We are so blessed,” they agree.

Essential details

THE COUPLE Julie Clatterbuck and Michael Schultz

PHOTOGRAPHER The Mullers

WEDDING DATE September 8, 2018

REHEARSAL DINNER Della Costa

CEREMONY St. Leo the Great Catholic Church

RECEPTION Founders One • Nine

VIDEOGRAPHER Kriha Films

BRIDAL GOWN Pronovias, Ready or Knot {Wedding Chic}.

CUSTOM ALTERATIONS Libia Pollens, Bridal Tailoring

ACCESSORIES Banana Republic and Etsy.com for jewelry, Badgley Mischka shoes, Sara Gabriel veil

HAIRSTYLIST Kirby Keomysay, Kontempo

MAKEUP ARTIST Maria Schmitt, Kontempo

BRIDESMAID DRESSES David’s Bridal

FLOWER GIRL DRESSES Pleiades Designs

MEN’S ATTIRE Calvin Klein, David’s Bridal

RINGS Mark Edward Private Jeweller

FLORIST Blooms and Bouquets

CAKE Hy-Vee

CATERER Catering Creations

RENTALS United Rent-All, Creating Atmosphere

MUSIC Eskra Event DJ Service

TRANSPORTATION Emerald Limousine

INVITATIONS/PROGRAMS Cornhusker Beverage & Bridal

GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS Hotel Deco, Hilton Omaha

WEDDING COORDINATOR/EVENT PLANNER Margie Merchant, Indigo Wedding & Events

HONEYMOON Hawaii, Enchanted Honeymoons

Marjie is a writer for The World-Herald’s special sections and specialty publications, including Inspired Living Omaha, Wedding Essentials and Momaha Magazine. Follow her on Twitter @mduceyOWH. Phone: 402-444-1034.

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