A Christmas Wedding
“She is SO personable. She does not know a stranger, and I love that about her. She is family-oriented, and has the most beautiful smile.
“He is always up for having a good time, he is caring and generous, he is friendly, and HILARIOUS! I always feel safe when he is around, and I feel a bit empty when I am apart from him.”
If you’re a former bride of mine, you might recognize Ellie. She’s been my assistant at plenty of weddings. But on this day she took her turn among the STP brides. Ellie and Ian tied the knot on a rainy December day. I have to confess, I was a little concerned. A white dress and styled hair on a rainy, cold day might not make for a good outcome. But if anyone could shrug it off, it’s Ellie. And she did, for this Christmas Wedding.
The two met through a mutual friend years ago, and after several years of dating, friends and family realized they were destined for a long life of love and commitment. Ian proposed during homecoming week-end at Purdue, their alma mater. We went back to the site of the proposal for their engagement photographs. If you missed it, catch up here!
“The whole wedding day was amazing. Our favorite part was sharing such a special time with so many people we love. It was an awesome feeling having so many close friends and family members there to celebrate US and our love. The best part of the day was the fact that we made a vow to spend the rest of our lives with our best friend.”
I always ask married couples if they have advice to bestow upon newly engaged couples. After all, its good to have advice first-hand. “Don’t blink, said Ellie. The day goes by way too fast. Don’t worry about pleasing everyone else, they are there to celebrate your love. So be in love. Make it the most perfect day with your closest friends, family members, and your new spouse, no matter the weather!”
Ellie and Ian, thank you for picking me to capture the love between the two of you. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you!
Ceremony Venue: First Christian Church, Richmond https://www.facebook.com/FirstChristianRichmond/
Reception Venue: Kuhlman Center
Dress: Dance with Me: https://www.facebook.com/DanceWithMeBridal/
Tux: Louie’s Tux Shop (Indy) https://www.louiestuxshop.com/
Cake: Joetta Harris
Rings: Kay Jewelers http://www.kay.com
DJ: Brian Jackson (Indy) http://www.djbrianjackson.com
Photography: Susanna Tanner Photography www.susannatanner.com
First Dance Music: 90 Proof Twang acoustics, Conner Bane and Josh Brock https://www.facebook.com/90prooftwang/
Hair and Makeup: Tanoah Alexander
Flowers: Roses and Rainbows (Cambridge City) http://rosesandrainbowsflorist.com/