October 3rd, 2009 marked the nuptials between Kathryn Schalles, daughter of Robert and Christine Schalles of Corry, PA and James Edgar Battle, son of James and Katherine Battle of Woodridge, IL. The wedding and reception took place at the William F. Eisner American Museum of Advertising and Graphic Design in Milwaukee, WI. The newlyweds, who currently reside in Milwaukee, chose to have a unique service to express their love and commitment to one another. Included in the ceremony was a ring warming, a sand ceremony, a hand fastening and the sealing of a wedding box-built by the bride-which holds love letters written to each other as well as bottle of wine which will be opened on their 10 year wedding anniversary.
The bride’s best friend, Cary Cline (of Cleveland, OH-formerly of Corry, PA) was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Nicole Saeler Johnson (of Pittsburgh, PA), Jen McCombs (of New York, NY) and the groom’s sister, Whitney Battle of Woodridge, IL. The groom’s best friend, Tyler Mateucci of DeKalb, IL was the best man. Groomsmen included Jeff Vogel of Chicago, IL, Billy Battle of Plainfield, IL and the bride’s brother, Patrick Schalles of Farmington Hills, MI.
The bride wore a white A-line, halter strap gown with decorative beading, hot pink peep toe heels and a hot pink flower in her hair. Colors for the wedding were hot pink, bright orange and silver. Since the couple was engaged in a photo booth at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, they had a photo booth at the reception as well. A tiered cupcake “cake”, which was decorated in orange and pink and topped by a small cake, was cut by the couple using the bride’s grandfather’s Marine Corps sword.