Corey and Erika had a perfect fall wedding day! Literally the day before it was 90 degrees. Over night (thanks Indiana) the temperatures dropped and it ended up being a beautiful 65 degrees. Let me tell you, this is the temperature where the bridal party and the bride and groom aren't cold or hot. It really is the perfect wedding day temperature!
I met up with Erika and her bridesmaids at The Whittaker Inn. Erika was telling me all about this inn before the wedding. It is such a beautiful setting and I loved all the Purdue and Indiana decorations. She was getting her hair done when I arrived. I loved when it was finished because everyone was saying how great it looked and she was just beaming! Some of my favorite pictures were of Erika and her Momma getting Erika in to her wedding dress. Erika was holding back tears when she was finally in her dress. She looked absolutely beautiful! Her dress was gorgeous!
After she was all ready we headed over for her first look with Corey out on the 50 yard line of Ross Ade Stadium. It was the coolest thing I have done on a wedding day! Corey had one request about their first look. He wanted to turn around and watch her walk toward him. I loved this! It was as though she was walking down the aisle to him. They had quite a few laughs together during the first look. Before Corey even saw her in her wedding dress, he had described what he thought it would look like. Erika said he literally described the dress she had bought without seeing it! That is a man who knows his bride! I loved this story! After their first look, the bridal party came on to the field for pictures. They all were having a great time together!
We then went to the Purdue campus to take some more pictures. It was a Friday wedding so there were many students out walking in between classes. People were congratulating the bride and groom. It was so fun! After we took some more pictures we headed over to the ceremony site at Kossouth Street Baptist Church. It was a beautiful ceremony. I loved that they added in a worship song to their ceremony and had a bubble send off at the end!
Their reception was held at Ross Ade Stadium. They had so many guests who enjoyed the evening with them. They had a pasta bar! Who doesn't love that!? It was a perfect day! Enjoy the many pictures from their wedding day!
Congrats again you two! I wish you many many happy years together!!
<3 Emily O.