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Today I am very honored to share with you my first wedding of 2019. This wedding was something I have been looking forward to for months, and it finally arrived! This beautiful wedding took place in the charming town of West Lafayette here in Indiana. It was a brutally chilly day (15 degrees to be exact) filled with warm hearts, delicious food, handmade & DIY details, killer dance moves, and abundant love.
Meet Michael & Kat. These two lovebirds pictured above are two of the most genuine, kind, and loving people I have ever met. They are ridiculously in love (like butterfly, goofy, sweet smiling kind of in love) and they met over a year ago at their church, Calvary Baptist Church, in West Lafayette, Indiana. For 9 months they wouldn't speak a word, but would catch each other's eyes from across the room. When they finally got around to making it official, they both knew this was it, this was their love story. Their time together was short compared to most couples, but only because they didn't want to wait. They knew they were meant to be together for the rest of their lives. When Michael entered Kat's life, he was welcomed by her sweet daughter, Alexa. And now they get to finally live their happily ever after!
When I asked to borrow the bride's wedding dress for some photos I was surprised to find out that it was two separate pieces! It included a gorgeous lace bridal body suit that fit perfectly under a baby blue skirt. The skirt was actually made entirely by the mother of the bride, from the dying of the fabric to the sewing of the hems. It was a beautiful and unique surprise!
The morning consisted of gorgeous little details, which I am a HUGE fan of. The Invitation suit was designed by the sister of the bride and the floral arrangements were created by the bride with help from family and friends. It turns out that the brides family was full of creatives! If you have the opportunity to DIY parts of your wedding, save some money and go for it!
The wedding party was so much fun to work with! The bride and groom's close friends and family celebrated their day by their sides. They were also troopers for standing in the freezing weather while we snapped some seperate shots before the ceremony, no first look for this couple!
This little girl waited patiently all day to watch her mom marry the love of her life. When the ceremony was over and the reception was winding down, Alexa looked at Michael while they were making some hot chocolate and mentioned how excited she was that he is her new daddy. How sweet of a moment this was!
The ceremony was one of my favorite parts of the day. There were so many beautiful emotions taking place in the worship center of Calvary Baptist Church. Tears ran down the face of the groom as his bride walked down the aisle and then again as he read his hand written vows to her. The bride was calm and collected, but felt all of the love surrounding her and expressed these emotions with occasional tears. It was quite a stunning ceremony.
And boy, was it a challenge! The lighting in the room was (to be quite frank) horrible and my second shooter and I really struggled finding the right balance. At the end of the day though, we have to work with what we have and do our best to capture the beauty no matter the setting.
After the ceremony, the bride, groom, and I ventured out into the snow to capture some sweet moments of the two of them. It was very very cold, so we couldn't stay out for too long, but we had just enough time to snap some good ones! I adore taking this couple's photos because they are not shy in front of the camera and are not afraid of being themselves.
Thank you for being here and reading about this beautiful wedding day! Although Michael & Kat's wedding day ended, this is just the beginning of their forever.