December 30, 2019
Photographer : Sharin Shank
Jared and Erin’s wedding was one of my favorites! It was right in the middle of fall and the day was absolutely gorgeous. Jared and Erin got ready separately. You could tell they both couldn’t WAIT to see one another. They had a first look planned and it couldn’t have been more perfect. As soon as everyone was ready, I led Jared over to a beautiful place on the church property and boy oh boy was he ready to see his bride.
Ellie helped Erin make her way over to us and the entire time, you could tell they were both nervous but SO excited all at the same time. Erin walked slowly to Jared, tapped him on the shoulder and without any hesitation, his head went straight into her arms. He had a moment and we all had a moment. Erin smiled from ear to ear and just hugged him back so incredibly hard. We walked away for just a moment to give them a little privacy. These moments are so incredibly beautiful and while we really want to capture a close up of the faces and tears that are shed during these moments, most of our couples just want that moment to themselves. And we love that so much.
The church that Erin and Jared got married at was absolutely breathtaking. It was full of gorgeous light, stained glass windows and people who loved them so much. As soon as Erin made her way down the isle with her dad, all eyes were on Erin. A few groomsmen were looking at Jared. You could tell that they had a brotherly love. They were anticipating the emotions for him and with him and goodness that was so beautiful. Erin’s dad hugged her and the tears started to flow for me. I just couldn’t help but to take in the special moments that give my job so much meaning! He held his baby girl for a while. Kissed her cheek and gave her away. It was such an incredible moment.
After the ceremony, these two had the sweetest most organic exit! They had baskets of fall leaves for everyone to throw as they made their way out of the church. I think this is one of my favorite exits to date! Their exit was full of color and really kept that fall vibe alive.
These two are such an incredible couple. They are so in love and I love how much love they have for each other. I’m so happy that I was the one to witness and preserve these special memories. YOU TWO!! Thank you so much for allowing Ellie and I to be a part of something so incredible and special! We hope you love reliving this day on our blog!
Ceremony || St. Peter Church United Church
Reception || Ferdinand Community Center
Decor || Stafford Designs
Catering || Meyer’s Catering
Gown || Couture Closet Kentucky
Makeup || Body and Brow
Florals || Erins Events
Hair || Anna Von Salon & Boutique
Cake || Heidi Greulich
DJ || NuSounds Entertainment
Vocalist || Parker McKay
Film Lab || The Find Lab
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