Becca and Chris’s wedding at Rick’s Cafe Boatyard in Indianapolis was really fitting for their intimate gathering of friends and family. The backdrop of Eagle Creek in the fall was so beautiful and inspiring for portraits throughout the day.
Becca and Chris’s love story feels like a long time coming. It’s one that I really enjoyed getting to tell last year through photos. They initially reached out for a couple’s session, and within the next few months, I also shot their engagement session and wedding. Having grown up in the same community and even participating in some of the same things, I’ve just really gotten attached to these two. I love seeing them together just SO happy. Really genuinely happy.
I love the value they placed on spending time with family through getting ready. While many couples have a first look with each other or the bride may do a first look with her dad, Becca wanted to plan something special with her sisters. As one of five, she planned a special first look with her sisters creating a more special moment just with her family.
Their day had its mishaps – weather so cold that my hands bled during their ceremony and wind that only let up for brief moments. Décor forgotten. The wrong songs played… But here’s the thing – at the end of the night, hugging Becca and asking if she had a good day, beaming she said, “No matter what, I got to marry Chris Kelly.” And that just so perfectly sums them up. They’re head over heels for each other and it shows. I have no doubt they’re going to have a long, happy marriage and I’m so thankful to have been their photographer.
I think my favorite moment from their wedding was their last dance (aka, one of my favorite new wedding trends.) Guests gather around the couple for one more song. Or, sometimes they even line up for an exit and the couple has the floor to themselves for a moment. Regardless, the ones I’ve photographed have been really sweet.
This one in particular though was so special. Becca and Chris had planned on a bubble exit from their ceremony. But it was so windy and cold, the bubbles were never used. When as the last song started playing, friends and family gathered around blowing the bubbles, surprising the couple. It was such a fun way to end the night. I think the way everyone came together in the moment and how it affected the couple was really beautiful. And, when this ended up being technically the second to last dance, the night ended on a really fun note. Gathering around, dancing in a circle, it was really cool to see family and friends come together celebrating the moment.
Photography – Cassie Dunmyer Photography
Venue, Catering, & Bar – Rick’s Boatyard and Café
Cake – Kinsers Bakery
DJ – Tyler Tony DJ
Rings – Reis Nicols
Dress – Unique Boutique Bridal
Hair Stylist – Lilly Morris