Hi all! How are things? Hope you’re all well and enjoying these first couple weeks of September. It’s been hot and sweaty in Indy these past few days. Not so much my cup of tea. I’m ready for fall and let’s be honest, in general people are just more attractive in fall clothes. Right? Boots, scarves, hats adorned with a colorful pom pom on top. Right up my alley. Maybe it’s because I love to cuddle up and be super cozy. This morning I woke up early to moody rain and I’m loving the change of pace. I’ve been pulling this post together while sipping on hot chocolate, painting my nails red and listening to an episode of Inside the Actors Studio with Natalie Portman. I’ve recently discovered IAS on YouTube and I love to have them on in the background while I work. Did you know, as a female, your percentage of feeling bada** is likely to increase by at least 60% when you paint your nails red? Okay I made that up but I assure you there’s some truth to that. This morning I used Essie’s “She’s Pampered”. Whose job is it to name nail polish colors? I wanna sit down over coffee with that gal. She’s got to be interesting.
Of course you are really here to see more of Danielle and Andy’s wedding. I don’t blame you – it was incredible! Where do I even start? I owe this wonderful opportunity I’ve had working with Danielle and Andy to my dear friend and fellow photographer, Gail Werner. Gail and Danielle work together at Ball State and when Danielle got engaged and was on the lookout for a photographer, Gail recommended me. (I am indebted to you for this, G! I am so excited to photograph YOU and your adorable family soon! We missed you that day.) I met with Danielle and Andy quite some time ago over coffee and listened to them share their wedding plans. I remember Danielle pulling out a palette comprised of their wedding colors on her phone early on in our meeting. I was impressed to say the least and immediately Danielle and Andy felt like “those” people – the kind you wish lived closer so you could grab a beer with them on a Friday night when neither of you has plans. They ‘re incredibly fun, easy going, warm and joyful people. From there we made plans to take their engagement photos in Oxford, OH and somehow Danielle and Andy’s wedding day crept up on us all two weekends ago. I drove up north to Perrysburg, OH to document their big day at the Carranor Hunt and Polo Club. Their wedding? Well, it was pretty much perfect. Between Andy getting choked up during his vows, a tearful gift exchange, the MOST AMAZING flutter-fetti wedding exit of all time – I was just blown away. Danielle and Andy outdid themselves and made for the most remarkable celebration.
D&A – I think you should move to Indy. No I’m kidding. You guys are just awesome, what else can I say? I really feel blessed to know you and call you two friends. I’m sending all my love always for the most amazing and blessed future! I know you two will make history.
PS Move to Indy if ya want! ; )
Just take a look at this. Danielle is a designer and is responsible for all of this gorgeousness. Are we for real right now?
I LOVE a colorful bouquet like Danielle’s!
This is where Andy and his groomsmen hung out while we waited for Danielle and the bridesmaids to arrive.
Danielle had warned me in an email the week leading up to their wedding that Ohio State football would be on that day and that there might be some interest among the guys to watch.
Couldn’t find the Ohio State game but they found football. Oh football – one of the greatest words ever this time of year : )
Check out this sweet watch Danielle gave Andy on their wedding day! I almost immediately noticed it. I have a thing for watches. I love nice watches. Remember Clark’s awesome watch swag? Anyway, high fives D!
Danielle and Andy had an incredibly sweet first look.
OH LORD! Danielle’s dad – huge fan of this man. He reminds me so much of my own dad. This moment left me teary.
I just – WOW! You two are so beautiful together.
Seersucker suits, bow ties and yellow wedges? IN LOVE, I tell you!
Photographed on Danielle’s great grandma’s hanky.
It was a hot one that day! It was so nice to have iced tea and water in front of the ceremony site.
Danielle, I adore you.
Look, any guy that gets choked up during his vows.. is my friend. Because that’s awesome and incredibly sweet.
Danielle had a momentary lapse during her vows (which were memorized) and slipped, “…and something else…” We all laughed with her. It was an awesome moment.
And then THIS HAPPENED AND MY LIFE CHANGED FOREVER! Maybe a little dramatic but seriously, my brain was going a little crazy from excitement when I saw this through my viewfinder that day. Photographers can attest that these sorts of exits where the guests through something towards the bride and groom can be very hit or miss. One look at this shot and well…HIT!
A resounding YES to all of this amazing color! (And you’ve got to love that adorable ribbon, too!)
I LOVE this shot my second shooter snapped of Andy and his guys! Thank you so much for all of your wonderful help, Gregg.
I wanted to include this photo as proof that I do take formal family photos on your wedding day. They are important too. : )
One detail I remember Danielle and Andy telling me about when we first met was their plan to have a cheese cake. Not cheesecake. A cheese cake. They both love cheese and I personally love this touch as an added flair to showcase their personality.
That “We’ve decided on Forever” sign… don’t you worry, Danielle designed that as well.
I realized in editing this wedding that I especially loved it because my brand colors were ever so present.
Their reception was a blast!
I’ll end on this note because it further demonstrates how wonderful the day was – from beginning to end.
Thanks for being here, guys! I appreciate you. -C