Meichi and Chad’s pastel summer wedding in Brownsburg, Indiana was a dream. Both the ceremony and reception were located at Chad’s childhood home. This intimate location made the day extremely special to their friends and family. Everyone felt so comfortable throughout the wedding which led to a very inviting atmosphere that allowed guests to truly enjoy Meichi and Chad’s big day.
The morning of the wedding was so relaxing and fun for the bride and the bridesmaids. They all spent the early hours getting their hair and makeup done with smiles and giggles filling the room. Once Meichi was completely ready, her mother and bridesmaids helped her put her wedding gown on. The excitement on her face was unforgettable. You could see that this moment was becoming real and that she was so ready to marry her best friend. After her mother buttoned her dress and put her pearl necklace on, she was ready for pre-ceremony portraits.
We started formal portraits
by taking images of Meichi and her bridal party. Throughout the portraits, the adoration on each of the bridesmaid’s faces were so telling of their love for the bride. I loved witnessing those special bonds between each of them. Shortly after, the groom and groomsmen arrived at the ceremony site. We finished portraits with the groom’s party because the bride and groom did not want to see each other before the ceremony.
Soon after, guests started trickling into the ceremony. The guests were seated in front of the lake on the property where a beautifully decorated arbor awaited the bride and groom. The tension built as the ceremony started and the wedding party entered the ceremony from the house. And finally, the groom saw his bride for the first time. His face lit up as he smiled down the aisle. A smile that was eagerly returned by the bride. The ceremony was sweet and traditional, and the performance of an original song by the father of the bride was emotional for all of the guests.
After the ceremony, the Meichi and Chad personally greeted each of their guests at their seats. This was such a special and unique way for the bride and groom to see and hug every person in attendance on their big day. It was also a wonderful way for me to capture a picture with every guest at their ceremony. Once the guests had been greeted, we took family and wedding party portraits, and the guests were treated with dinner. Dessert, dancing, and toasts immediately followed dinner. The maid of honor, best man, and father of the bride all made speeches that either left the crowd in tears or fits of laughter.
As the reception continued, the bride and groom snuck off to take “golden hour” portraits at sunset. These were my favorite images from the entire day. The images so perfectly summed up the bride’s infectious smile and their sweet astonishment of being Mr. and Mrs. The night ended with the bouquet and garter toss as the sun crept below the horizon.
Meichi and Chad, your kindness and sincerity was what stood out to me
from the beginning. You are best friends and your love is evident. I pray that your marriage is a blissful reminder of how you felt on your wedding day. And I thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to be apart of your forever.
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