Who doesn’t love a good fall wedding? Indiana was graced with a wonderful, long fall season and it made this already beautiful wedding even more gorgeous! Matt and I went to high school together and I was excited when he asked me to photograph his wedding to Abbey.
The wedding took place East of Indianapolis in Greenfield at Sugar Creek Silos. This was not a venue chosen only for its look and feel, but also had family history. Abbey’s father used to work for the family that owned the barn as a teenager when it was still a working farm. In more recent years, the farmland is still owned and used for soybeans but the barn has been transformed into an amazing, rustic reception venue.
There was no shortage of elegant details to take this wedding to the next level. I loved the guest book idea of having guests sign an atlas! Abbey also had worksheets from her students and a touching tribute table to family who had passed away or couldn’t make it to the wedding. The mother of the bride works at a chocolate shop and provided delectable sweets enjoyed by all. I personally enjoyed the display of Abbey’s grandmother’s wedding dress. Abbey was surprised, too, when white peonies were included in the bouquet. They are her favorite, not to mention the official Indiana state flower! These made a stunning backdrop for the rings.
On the day of the wedding, our biggest challenge was from Mother Nature. The wind whipped back and forth but it didn’t stop Matt and Abbey from declaring their love for each other.
The open fields, clear skies, and rustic vibe led to an amazing set of portraits of the bride and groom. I was so excited for the portraits and even snuck the bride and groom away from the reception so we could take advantage of the autumn sunset.
Both families came to party and celebrate this happy occasion. As the bride and groom entered the reception, they started with cutting a cupcake. Dessert first is definitely the best way to kick off a marriage. This was followed by heartwarming and touching speeches, first dances, and even some Elvis karaoke! The laughter and dancing went all night until the bride and groom made their way through a tunnel of friends and relatives to their carriage that spirited them away to their happily ever after.