Julie McLaughlin '08 B.A. & Ben Hester '07 M.A.
“Old Main appealed to us as a reception location since it held significant meaning for us being both ASU alumni and current graduate students. We met as students through the ASU All Saints Catholic Newman Center and since our wedding ceremony took place in their old chapel, it was great that our guests could walk across the street onto campus to Old Main’s Carson Ballroom for our reception. “It meant a lot to us that our guests were able to be on the ASU campus since it holds such significance to our relationship and our lives. We really believe having our wedding at ASU enhanced the meaning of the day.”
Jessica (Ripplinger) Stuart '06 B.S. & Adam Stuart '05 B.S.
“Adam and I first met at ASU in 2002 and have many wonderful experiences associated with ASU and the campus while dating. “We loved the classic look of Old Main—the building is classic, elegant, and romantic, all things synonymous with a wedding. The character of Old Main speaks for itself, not needing much decoration; we just had to fill the space with our family and friends.”
Robert Deal '02 B.A., '02 B.S. & Nina Deal '95 B.A.
“Both of us are ASU alumni, and met through the Alumni Association’s chapter in Washington, D.C. Since our families are still in Arizona, we knew that we would be having an Arizona wedding. Since we met in D.C., after college, we did not have any memorable places in Arizona where we spent time together, but ASU was a place where we both had great memories. “Old Main was a great fit—we were able to customize our wedding to what we wanted it to be. We held the ceremony outside in front of the fountain and the reception in the ballroom inside ... the bridal party was able to get ready in the upstairs conference rooms, (and) have the hair and makeup vendors come to us. Having access to the whole premises for our day made it so much more relaxing.”