Grace and Christian were married in a beautiful and heartfelt ceremony surrounded by their loved ones on May 6th, 2017 in Sharpsville, IN at the Kelley Historical Farm. Grace and I met during our second week at Purdue, when we both pledged Phi Mu and became fast friends! She left Purdue soon after I did to work on a dude ranch (OMG amazing!) in Colorado, where she then met her future husband! One of my favorite things about this universe of ours is how it works in mysterious ways, guiding us along a path and steering us towards the people we need in our life the most. After spending all of five minutes with Christian on their wedding day, it was so evident to me that Grace and Christian are an amazing match and will do great things in their new life together.
Christian is fortunate enough to have three AMAZING sisters, and they made up Grace's bridal party along with her own sister, Abby and best friend from Colorado!
One of my absolute favorite moments on a wedding day is when a father sees his daughter as a bride for the very first time. Cue the tears!
Grace and Christian opted for a moment together before their ceremony to read letters and calm their nerves, while saving their first look moment for when she walked down the aisle.
This was hands down the windiest wedding I have EVER photographed in my 7 years of wedding experience, so we opted for some indoor portraits of Grace before the ceremony.
And she SLAYEDDDDD.
See what I mean by the windiest wedding ever?! Wind speeds were topping 20mph as they lined up to walk down the aisle!
And just like that, they're HUSBAND + WIFE!! One of my favorite things to have couples do immediately following their ceremony is to call each other husband and wife! They take a moment to let it sink in, and i'm able to capture some great candid portraits!
Not going to lie, posed family formals used to be my least favorite part of a wedding day...but as i've grown older and realized how important it is to have images with all of your loved ones, they are now one of my absolute favorite moments of the day!
Talk about one of my favorite bridal parties ever! Everyone was so great while taking photos outside in the wind, cracking jokes to make people laugh and keeping the mood light and fun! Picking a great bridal party who will roll with the punches on a wedding day is an absolute must in my book!
While we were taking photos outside, the barn space was flipped so the party could begin!
After a week long honeymoon in Kaua'i, Grace and Christian moved north to Mackinac Island to run a quaint little B&B and begin their married life together! Thank you two so incredibly much for your hospitality and warmth on your wedding day, and allowing Zoe and I to come along for the ride! Can't wait to visit you at your new digs! Much love to you both. <3
Photography Assistant: Zoe Mattler
Venue: Kelley Agricultural Farm
Catering: Rozzi's Catering
Cake: Let Them Eat Cake
Hair and Makeup: Audra Courtney
Bride's Dress: LUXEredux Bridal Indianapolis
Bride's Shoes: DSW
Groom: Men's Warehouse
Flowers: Graceful Hands Floral Design