Ryan and Brooke picked Morgan Acres for their venue in Indianapolis. It is a beautiful barn venue! I met up with Brooke and her bridesmaids at the barn as they were getting ready for the day. They all had on cute robes while they were getting their hair and makeup completed. The forecast was calling for rain later in the day. We were all starting to worry about outside pictures directly after the outdoor ceremony. Ryan was dead set on waiting to see his bride for the first time walking down the aisle instead of seeing her before the ceremony. When rain was in the forecast from right after the ceremony and through the end of the reception, Ryan was asked if he would be up for seeing her before the ceremony. He said he knew Brooke really loved the outdoor pictures so he would be up for seeing her before because those meant a lot to her. After hearing this, Brooke decided to still wait to see him when she walked down the aisle. Both of them were already sacrificing what they wanted to respect the other's wishes for their wedding day. What a beautiful display of what love is about.
They had a special moment of reading letters to each other behind the ceremony door instead of seeing each other before the ceremony. It was amazing to watch each of their reactions to the letters they wrote. Ryan shed tears when he saw his beautiful bride walk down the aisle. I loved how these two also wrote their own vows that they read during the ceremony to each other. Brooke decided she wanted to do a bubble send off right after the ceremony. We decided to have this happen as they walked back down the aisle to start family pictures. It was so fun! All their guests enjoyed being apart of that fun "send off" to the reception. After the bubble send off, we took family pictures. It started to rain a little right at the end of the pictures. We used a clear umbrella for pictures of the two of them. These were some of my favorite pictures of the day! After pictures, the reception started! I loved that Ryan and Brooke laughed so much together throughout the day and the reception was full of laughter and dancing. It made for such a fun time with all their guests! Enjoy many many more pictures from their beautiful day below!
I wish you both a lifetime of happiness!! I am so happy I got to capture this day for you!
<3 Emily O.