You may have heard of Chris Huey before. He's the farm boy from Knox County who made it fashionable to take a date to school functions in something besides a car or pickup truck. He chose farm equipment instead, and his date happily went along.
A few years ago Huey took his date, Chelsea Baum, to a Christmas dance and prom in a self-propelled sprayer and a tractor – both John Deere. You may remember the pictures from Indiana Prairie Farmer. It sparked a rash of pictures at the time submitted by farm couples who used farm means to get to a dance, or even from their wedding to their wedding reception.
Huey and his now-bride, Chelsea, completed the circle this past summer. Recently pictures appeared in our email inbox showing how they and the wedding party got to the reception after their wedding. As you might imagine, a John Deere tractor was involved. It pulled small, individual wagons for the wedding party, and they called it their chariot. The couple was wed on July 27.
Their choice and publicity of ways to get from one place to another as a couple continues to inspire others. When Ryan and Julie Facemire were married earlier this year near Edinburgh, they traveled form the wedding site to the reception in Ryan's barn in a John Deere combine. The wedding party traveled in John Deere two-seat ATV Gators borrowed for the occasion from a local implement dealer.
Huey assists his dad, Vince, on the farm. He also attended Vincennes University. In fact, Huey says his time helping on the farm was limited this fall because he was heavily involved in an excavating venture. He assisted during harvest as he could, he notes.
Congratulations to the happy trendsetters, Chris and Chelsea!