In the off season some NASCAR drivers took vacations or spent time just hanging out at home, but one guy decided to use the time to make the biggest commitment anyone can to another person.
Nationwide Series driver Johnny Sauter married his longtime girlfriend Cortney Owen on Saturday, December 15th, 2007. The couple exchanged vows in front of 300 guests at St. Monica Parish in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. Cortney wore an elegant strapless ball gown by Alvina Valenta while Johnny wore a classic Calvin Klein tuxedo. Both were supported at the altar by their family, Cortney’s father, Francis Owen, walked her down the aisle and her sister Leslie was her maid of honor. Johnny’s brother served as best man.
The wedding took on the impromptu theme of “winter wonderland” as 5 inches of snow fell during the day. “We hadn’t had that much snow in Wisconsin in December in years,” said Cortney. “It turned out to be such a beautiful day for a wedding!” For their honeymoon the couple spent a week at the Resort at Paws Up in Montana.
Just Married! Cortney and Johnny Sauter walk down the aisle for the first time as man and wife.
Cortney and Johnny leave the church making their way to the reception that followed.
Cortney and Johnny steal a sweet moment together with Lake Michigan in the background.
(Photos courtesy of Cortney Sauter)