I couldn't hide my excitement as I pulled into the parking lot of First Baptist Church and started unpacking my gear. Today was the day! I had been looking forward to Adam and Grace's wedding ALL year. No joke. I met Grace and Adam last year at a Frosty Boy, where we discussed their wedding plans over shakes and ice cream in the middle of October. If that doesn't tell you the kind of laid-back and fun people they are, I don't know what does. Together they just exude joy and laughter and to say I was excited to capture their wedding would have been an understatement. Something about the way they light up around each other and fall so comfortably into each other's arms just makes it obvious that they were made for one another and it gives me allll the feels. Not to mention all of their amazing friends and family who came together to make their wedding absolutely perfect - what an awesome group of people!
All mushiness aside, this wedding was a total blast and I'm not sure I stopped smiling all day! I hope these photos give you a small glimpse of just how much fun everyone had. Here are just a few of my favorite captures!
There's a funny story behind this garter. Grace bought it years ago, before she was even engaged because it was on sale for $7 and she couldn't pass up a good deal. A girl after my own heart!
Can we talk about how stunning of a bride Grace was??
Their first look was SO sweet. They didn't cry, but I might have shed more than a few happy tears because I'm a total sap and their joy was just contagious <3
After they shared a private prayer together, we snapped a few pre-ceremony photos of just the two of them in the chapel before starting some fun bridal party photos outside!
After photos were finished we tucked away the wedding party and got ready for their ceremony, complete with a brass quartet - a homage to their marching band days. How cool is that??
Finally Mr and Mrs. Jefferies!
After some family photos, we took a short trip to Ball State University to take some photos by Beneficence - a place on campus that held special meaning for them:
"Beneficence has always been my favorite spot on campus...she inspires me more than people know and is the epitome of my home away home: Ball State...my sophomore year of marching band, Adam and I (and the rest of the band) marched together to Benny not knowing who each other were...one year after that, we marched to Benny with anticipation of hanging out afterwards...and that is the night he asked me out...one year later, I marched there my senior year and cried because I knew this was my last moment to visit Benny with my second family, but again Adam was there to dry my tears and watch as my best friend Brookedropped me in a fountain ;) Fast forward a few years and Adam and I finally got to visit Benny again...this time as husband and wife <3" - Grace
These photos are some of my favorites from the day!