Natalie and Gabriel had a beautiful first Saturday in October for their wedding! The sun was shining all day and some of the trees were just starting to show their fall colors. They picked Zionsville Fellowship Church for their ceremony. This is such a beautiful church inside and the grounds around the church were beautiful for pictures! Their reception was held at Woodland Country Club in Carmel. This venue is one of my favorites. It looks out to a beautiful pond on the golf course!
I met up with Natalie and her bridesmaids at the church. They were all getting the last of their hair and make-up finish. I loved the robes Natalie picked for them! After all the bridesmaids had their dresses on, they headed into the hallway to wait for Natalie. One of my favorite pictures from the day was of Natalie holding her wedding dress before she put it on. Natalie and her mom enjoyed the moments just the two of them while Natalie put on her wedding dress. Natalie wanted to do a first look with all her bridesmaids. This picture was also a favorite of mine (let's be honest there were a ton of favorites and the reason this blog post is extra long haha). Her bridesmaids were all smiling and a few were crying after seeing Natalie in her beautiful wedding dress. It was a wonderful moment from their day!
After her bridesmaids saw her, she walked down to the sanctuary for her first look with her dad. What I loved most about their day was the importance of their family. Natalie and her parents had a moment just the three of them and they shared such sweet words together.
It was then time for Natalie to have her first look with Gabriel. He was in the courtyard waiting for her. During the first look, I loved seeing the look on their faces and the craziness of the morning just melt away. They were talking and laughing while I captured it all. At one point Gabriel turned toward me and asked if they should be posing haha. They were so into the moment together. Those are the pictures I love to capture most!
During their ceremony they had both of their fathers share advice and share their love for them. It is wonderful to see a couple come from wonderful loving homes with lasting marriages. The vows they wrote to each other were so heartfelt. I will always remember the ending to Gabriel's vows to Natalie. He said he was looking forward to spending life with her here on Earth and for eternity in Heaven as well! They shared their first kiss as husband and wife and everyone cheered! They left the church with a bubble send off!
When we got to Woodland Country Club we took some more pictures of the bride and groom. These pictures were beautiful! What a gorgeous fall evening! They got announced at the reception and shared their first dance. I loved hearing each family's speeches. There were many family members who traveled far for this wedding. It meant a lot to the families and the couple. The dancing started and the whole floor was filled with their guests. What a perfect ending to their perfect day! Enjoy many pictures from their wedding!
I wish you both many many years of happiness together!
<3 Emily O.