Charlie and Emily’s wedding was the epitome of class! There were so many beautiful details and so much heart and history included in those details! There were many moments from that day that warmed my heart and reminded me of why I do what I do.
Emily chose to get ready at her grandmother’s home in Evansville, IN. Not only was there an abundance of picture-perfect nooks and crannies and plenty of gorgeous, natural light, this is where Emily spent many of her childhood days. I thought about all of the memories that she made in that home as she grew up. I thought it was such an amazing choice to prepare for her wedding day in a place that held so much history for her.
Emily wore her Mother’s pearl earrings and pearl necklace, the same ones her Mother wore to her own wedding. She carried her great-grandmother’s handkerchief. Emily’s grandmother attached a little note to the handkerchief telling Emily of its rich 100+ year old history. Emily also made sure to include a sixpence in her shoe. However, it was not just any sixpence; this piece was collected by her grandmother on a trip to England, and worn in both her grandmother’s and mother’s shoes on their wedding days. If that doesn’t melt your heart, I don’t know what will!
After Emily was dressed, she stole a moment to have a first look with her father. I loved seeing their sweet, silly relationship unfold during this interaction!
Then it was time for me to head off to First Presbyterian Church to meet Charlie for a few getting ready photos, and to prepare for the Ceremony!
Emily’s family has been a part of the congregation at First Presbyterian Church in Evansville for generations. Both Emily and her mother were part of their choir. Of course, the organ, organist, and choir came to celebrate with this amazing couple and their families! The Organist even composed a song just for the bride and groom. The ceremony was so emotional and filled with gorgeous music! I absolutely loved the experience and there wasn’t a dry eye in the room!
We finished up the Bridesmaids, combined Bridal Party, and Family photos at the Church, and then it was time to focus on Charlie and Emily!
The Bride and Groom
The wedding reception was held at Rolling Hills Country Club in Newburgh, Indiana. I LOVE this venue so much! Not only is it breathtakingly beautiful, but the ballroom has great lighting and the staff are amazing to work with! The catering is also one of the best in the area! Rolling Hills never disappoints!
KD Decor provided all of the flowers for Charlie and Emily’s wedding and she completely outdid herself! The arrangements were so luscious and there were so many different kinds! I had a ball photographing all of the details! Bailey Marie Studios provided the Invitation Suite as well as the Escort Cards, Table Signs, and the hand lettered Mr. and Mrs. labels that adorned the sweetheart table.
No wedding is complete without a cake from Piece of Cake Bakery, which was complimented by “The Cookie Table.”
Let me tell you about these cookies! First of all, there were HUNDREDS of them! And they were gorgeous and so delicious! More incredible than that, the cookies were all made by Charlie’s relatives and were delivered from all over the East Coast for this big day! It took countless hours to create these confections and many more hours of driving to get them to Indiana! And it was so sweet seeing all of Charlie’s Aunts, cousins, mother, and other family members lovingly and painstakingly putting this table together. It was a sight to see and a beloved tradition in the East Coast, Pennsylvania in particular.
After tender words of remembrance and devotion from Emily’s father, Maid of Honor, and Charlie’s brothers, it was time to party! Charlie and Emily danced the night away to a live band and were even invited on stage to lead their guests in a song of celebration! What a night to remember!
It’s always an honor to be a part of a wedding, but it makes it that much better when there is so much love, thought, imagination, and FUN incorporated into the event. I will always cherish the time I spent and the images I created for this couple and their family.
Wedding Ceremony: First Presbyterian Church Reception Venue: Rolling Hills Country Club Coordinator: City Social Events Cake: Piece of Cake Bakery Band/Emcee: Stretta Invitations/Signage: Bailey Marie Studio Hair and Makeup: Something Blue Rentals: Lumaworx Photobooth: Magical Memories Flowers: KD Decor