Design Group did an AMAZING job with the florals. I LOVE the colors Leah chose as it was such a refreshing pop of color!
Some of my favorite images from weddings are taken moments after the ceremony.
Nathan and Leah had such a lovely wedding this past weekend at the Ambassador House. The May Indiana weather was a touch cantankerous, but that didn’t faze this couple or their guests from having a good time. The stunning Historic Ambassador House in Fishers with its blooming peonies and lovely interior natural light always helps set the wedding stage.
From the start, working with Leah has been a photographers dream. She is one of the sweetest, most chill brides a wedding photographer could ask for not to mention she is stunning! Even though it was raining, she kept her cool, and was ready to run out side as soon as the weather cleared up. I mean, what bride when you walk in asks how you are doing and what can they do to help? Then, her mom and bridal party were so helpful. The guys held their own in their khaki suits and although Nathan was adorably nervous, you can’t tell at all in their photos.
The color palette was a refreshing mix of corals, yellows, and some pink. Top that with Leah’s DIY invitations, seating chart, and beautiful florals by the Design Group, this wedding was picture perfect. The rain contributed as the light varied throughout the day allowing me to get some creative darker shots mixed in with the bright airy film look I so love.
Thank you two in including me as your photographer. I felt like part of the group and I hope you love your photos as much as I do!
Wedding Overview of the Day: Rainy! hehe. Waking up with my girls was the perfect start to our happy day, as well as the Starbucks and donuts we had! The bridal party and I had a great time listening to music, drinking mimosas and taking “glamour shots” while getting hair and makeup done. (We may have stalked the boys arrival that afternoon from the upstairs windows!) Nathan and I’s first look ended up being on the porch; it was sweet, simple, perfectly us. We checked the weather and radar, almost every hour, pre-first look/ceremony…even though it was raining while guests arrived, in the end, the sprinkling of rain didn’t bother me one bit during the ceremony. From the ceremony on, our afternoon and evening flew by! I know the mac&cheese we had at dinner was delicious! Our photographer did WORK on keeping those boys in line and taking amazing shots despite the rain! I loved our DJ, our MOH and best man speeches, our first dance, seeing family and friends…We were blessed with so many helping hands and positive outlooks, the day went very smoothly and was a perfectly imperfect day!
Choosing the venue was Nathan and I’s first priority (after securing you of course!). We began looking at venues that specifically offered outdoor sites for the ceremony and reception. We happened upon finding the HAH online and had our first venue tour in the snow of January 2014! We knew it would be perfect.
The theme for our wedding was rustic glam. I felt the venue (all outdoor, beautiful gardens, stone house as the backdrop…) and work of the florists (wood slices, window pane, vintage vases…) really helped me pull this together. My game plan for (almost all) DIY decor was botched by the rain, the outstanding pieces were vintage wine crates from my Maid of Honor, handmade and hand painted wooden signs from my cousin-RAM Woodworking, and the table numbers with wine cork stands that I made. Our wedding date was May 16, 2015. [First pick of the month at our contract signing allowed us to avoid picking Mother’s Day, Memorial Day/race weekend, etc. woohoo!]
Favorite Moments: Being able to LAUGH, enjoy and share our love throughout the ceremony, the photo shoots, the cake cutting, dancing, the entire day overall!
Funniest Moments: The groomsmen dancing!
First Dance Song: Who I Am by Chris Young
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