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Classic Country Club Wedding: Jessica + Austin


Nothing is more classic than a country club wedding. Oftentimes, the couples who choose to get married at country clubs grew up spending time there. Their families have had memberships, sometimes for generations. Country clubs offer amenities like ample space, picturesque scenery, and top notch catering and bar service. They also offer stunning club houses for the reception with the option to take things outdoors, weather permitting. This is why country club weddings have become a classic choice.

Getting Ready

Like many country club wedding brides, Jessica grew up attending all kinds of events at her grandparent’s club. In fact, they still live within walking distance. It was a natural choice for her getting ready location on her wedding day. Jessica and her bridesmaids took advantage of the basement and garden for hair and makeup as well as many of their photos.

While Jessica and her girls were primping, Austin and his groomsmen were down the street at the country club getting ready. The locker rooms at the club were a little dark and cramped, so we decided to make use of the beautiful scenery and natural light outdoors.

Jessica and Austin wrote letters and exchanged gifts before their first look. Jessica received a Gucci belt and Austin received a pair of shoes. They definitely know they way to each other’s heart.

The First Look

Jessica told me that she came home from school every day to her grandparent’s house. Using their garden as the location for the First Look was a no-brainer.

Austin became very emotional while waiting to see his bride. Jessica was surprised and delighted at how sweet his reaction was.

The Couple and Bridal Party

We put the backyard and the country club grounds to good use for Austin and Jessica’s portraits. The scenery was just as beautiful as they were and their photos turned out lovely.

The bridal party was gorgeous in their classic, black formals. Swanky off-the-shoulder gowns and dashing bowties were an extra glamorous touch.

The Ceremony

We were blessed with perfect temperatures and sunny skies on Austin and Jessica’s wedding day. They were so excited to be able to follow through with their plans. Jessica was accompanied by her father down a short staircase flanked with flowers and shrubs.  Austin looked on with tears in his eyes. They shared vows and made promises in front of their friends and family before sealing them with an exuberant kiss.

The Reception

The new Mr. and Mrs. Perry were welcomed into their celebration with cheers from their guests. Austin led Jessica through their first dance and then each of them enjoyed a dance with their respective parents. Cake cutting and champagne toasts opened the dance floor. It seemed like the entire room was dancing.

Jessica and Austin capped the evening off with a fun sparkler exit. It was a truly joyful bash for a well loved and deserving couple.

If you’re looking for the perfect country club for your wedding, these are a few of my favorites in the Indianapolis area. And don’t forget to contact me for your classic country club wedding photography!

Woodstock Club is a private, family oriented country club committed to providing exceptional food and service.  They are home to outstanding recreational facilities and host memorable weddings, all in their beautiful historic setting.


The Hawthorns is where East Coast Elegance meets the perfect Midwest location. This venue has many conveniences to make your day memorable and stress free. Their wedding planning team’s extreme attention to detail, creative customization ideas, and commitment to flawless execution sets this venue above the rest. Whether you envision an intimate wedding or a sophisticated soiree for 200, their planners will work closely with you to make this your perfect day.  A passion for smooth execution is the key to success in making sure your special day will be extraordinary.

The Bridgewater Club is a refined country club community for those seeking the highest level of personal services and extraordinary experiences. The Bridgewater Club is Indiana’s premier venue to host your wedding reception. They offer multiple rooms that accommodate groups of 10 or up to 250 guests. Utilize their private boardroom or their outdoor event tent and fire pit stone patio. Enjoy delicious, individually tailored menus created by their talented Executive Chef.


















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