When Dean + Becky marry they are settling into a little home within walking distance of one of their favorite spots in Broad Ripple: Locally Grown Gardens! I loved getting to know them over a couple sodas and can't wait to capture their wedding in July!
"When on thy lovely vale I stand to gaze,
I feel thou need'st from me no meed of praise:
Thy hanging woods, thy fountains, and thy bowers,
Thy dashing floods, thy landscapes, and thy flowers,
Thy bold grey rocks, thy healthy purple fells,
Where silent solitude with beauty dwells ;"
On Bingley by John Nicholson
The rain drizzled gently throughout the wedding day. Unexpected yet romantic.
A tender, unhurried ceremony encircled by dear friends and family. A restored carriage house booked remarkably through Airbnb. Unique pizza baked and then savored inside a double decker bus. Toasting, desserts, and dancing in the candlelit night.
Thank you to Jake and Brittney for letting me be a part of their tender day.
Four daughters. A modern "Little Women."
In 2016 the U.S. National Parks Service celebrated its 100th birthday and in November of the same year my nephew celebrated his 1st! His parents are outdoorsy sorts of folk. The kind who will spend a week camping whilst pregnant and convince their naive six month pregnant sister to do the same. So, a National Parks Service themed birthday was fitting for their little ranger in training. The waffle iron was ket hot all morning serving brunch to hungry "campers." Partygoers explored the yard, challenged to "spot the bird's nest with binoculars" (hidden in a tree) and "find squirrel's stash" (a pile of acorns) as a part of a scavenger hunt. Kids laughed and danced along with a clever puppet show starring Herbie, a young possum on his journey to give a birthday gift to Levi. We devoured delicious s'more cakes and cupcakes and heard rumors of them being the best cupcakes ever tasted! As friends departed they took home a little bag with a medley of gummies, chocolates, and savory snacks from the trail mix bar. Such a fun way to celebrate our little Ranger Levi!
The cutest, quaintest fishing village jutting colorfully from the Isle of Skye, Scotland. We visited on our family UK trip this summer. I may be a little late in sharing photos...just a little. The small island was fully booked on our travel dates months in advance. So, we got creative and glamped in darling A-frame cabins with Wigwam Holidays. Misty island treks and fresh seafood by day and s'mores by night. One of the most mysteriously dreamy places I've ever been.
Nearly a year ago my sister adorned a shimmering dress and eloped to a Colorado mountaintop to wed her long at last love Dillon. On the eve of New Year's Eve they renewed their vows with family and friends in an intimate, winter celebration.
Their affection first dawned on the volcanic Hawaiian terrain as secret middle school loves. He was a skater and she a dreamer. But, his heart wasn't ready. He walked his own way for a number of years...a prodigal heart. But, she always held the light of him aglow in her heart...waiting. Years were traveled. High school...college...jobs. For her, the quiet love still alight. Then, wisdom awakened and he returned to God. When they met again, at his sister's wedding, hearts and timing were right. They knew. Love was kindled. To be near each other Courtney pulled on her boots and joined Dillon on a three month job salmon fishing the frigid waters of the Bering Sea. On the day of their elopement, he fittingly gave his seaworthy love a necklace with the words inscribed "for the one who almost got away."
I rejoiced to witness this fire brought to flame as bridesmaid and photographer. A special thanks to my brother in law Nathan who took up the camera during the ceremony and bridal party photos I was in!
Venue Camp Kikthawenund//Wedding Dress BHLDN//Bride's Winter Crown Bethany Shaw// Groom's Attire Express//Bridesmaid's Skirts BHLDN//Almond Wedding Cake Hannah Byers//Wedding Topper Bethany Shaw//Invitations Melody Joy//Catering City Barbeque//Donuts General American Donut Co.//
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Fiber soft and delicate....pure. Stalk catching...pulling...protective.