Category Archives: Weddings

Milestone Event Center Wedding – Kristen and Jacob

It’s said that rain is good luck on your wedding day and if that’s the case Kristen and Jacob’s marriage will be the luckiest of them all. On our way to Milestone Event Center in Peru, IN where their wedding was taking place the clouds were looking scary and as soon as we pulled up the downpour started. Everyone was rushing to get the ballroom where the reception was to take place transformed to accommodate the now indoor wedding while the chairs meant for the guests outside were soaked. Most people might be stressed and worried if this was their wedding but Kristen and Jacob knew that as long as they were married by the end of the day it was a success and they were all smiles and laughter. Soon after the two exchanged letters and gifts without seeing each other Kristen was walking with her dad towards Jacob and they both laughed so much during their ceremony, you could feel the buzz of their excitement. After the ceremony we were blessed with 20 minutes or so of no rain so we rushed outside for portraits before it started pouring again. After a great reception with heartfelt toasts, delicious cake from Dreams to Reality, and lots of dancing we headed outside for one final round of portraits. The rain quieted to a light sprinkle and Kristen and Jacob ended their wedding day dancing in wet grass and laughing under dark skies, the perfect way to end a happy, damp day.

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Historic Ambassador House Wedding – Sadie and Zach

The first weddings of the year are always some of my most favorites. After a long, dark winter we get to go back to doing what we love, photographing people during one of the most important days of their lives. Our wedding season started a bit later this year but Sadie and Zach’s beautiful wedding was the best way to kick it off. They were married at the Historic Ambassador House and Heritage Gardens in Fishers, IN on a warm May afternoon. The Ambassador House is a gem of a wedding venue with gorgeous rooms for getting ready, an almost empty downstairs area for cocktail hour or small receptions, and the most beautiful gardens for a perfect outdoor wedding ceremony. While Sadie and her bridesmaids were getting ready a heavy downpour started and everyone was worried it might ruin a planned outdoor ceremony. Instead the clouds became gray instead of black and chairs were dried off just on time. After a sweet ceremony we gathered all the guests for a photo on the front porch and went to the neighboring field to take portraits (and dodge prom goers also taking portraits on the grounds). Their reception started off with their first dance where Zach twirled Sadie around much to her surprise and everyone’s delight. The rain made a second appearance during the reception so instead of sunset portraits we had a little fun with off camera flash instead. If all the rest of our 2015 weddings are this happy, this lovely, this sweet then we are in for an amazing year.

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McGrawsville Indiana Wedding – Sarah and Stephan

This wedding had a special kind of magic. The kind where it’s mid December and yet the weather decides to be a balmy 50 degrees. The kind where hundreds of tame deer stroll around during the portrait session. The kind where everyone is wholly present yet transported by two people and their beginning. Sarah and Stephan were married at McGrawsville United Methodist Church which sits almost by itself in the middle of nowhere Indiana. The church was decorated for Christmas with twinkle lights and trees in the sanctuary. Sarah looked stunning in her Melissa Sweet dress with her girls beside her all in creams and rose tones. The guys were a blast for Shane to work with and kept us laughing all day. After their ceremony we headed to Bellar’s Place Lodge, a deer farm near Peru, Indiana, where Sarah and Stephan stepped in the doors and right into their first dance. The food at this wedding was amazing, Hawg Heaven catered some of the best bbq of the year and Dreams to Reality Cakes made two gorgeous (and delicious!) cakes. The warm atmosphere and sweetest people at this wedding made it an incredible day, we are so thankful for such a perfect way to end an amazing year.

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