How Melissa & Corey met is definitely something out of a storybook. Melissa is an emergency room nurse and Corey is a paramedic for Purdue's Fire Department. He would drop off patients at the hospital, and she would care for them inside. Over time, they began getting to know each other more and more, and before you know it, they were engaged! It's just too perfect how their lives lined up through helping others :)
In the days leading up to Melissa & Corey's outdoor country wedding, everyone was anxiously checking the weather. In typical Indiana fashion, it kept showing sun, then rain, then sun again, and then back to rain for the day. Saturday morning finally arrived and it looked like we'd be stuck with the latter, rain. I wasn't really expecting my first rainy wedding to happen so soon in my wedding photography career, but I wasn't afraid! I was armed with clear umbrellas, towels, and my own personal umbrella holder (shoutout to my lovely assistant Kelsey!) so I was confident we were going to get some amazing shots regardless. And we DEFINITELY did!
Melissa was an absolutely stunning bride! Her dress was gorgeous on her and you could tell in her smile how excited she was to be marrying the love of her life.
I love this special moment between her and her baby boy, Brody!
Her bridesmaids had these beautiful dusty pink dresses with gorgeous white & pink bouquets. They weren't afraid of the rain either!
Corey isn't a huge fan of being in front of the camera, but I think he was secretly excited when it was his time to shine during the groomsmen pictures ;)
The guys decided to ditch the umbrellas and work it in the rain. They were such a fun group!
Due to the rain, the ceremony had to be moved inside the reception tent. But all of the pretty little details in addition to the beautiful words spoken for a couple in love made the ceremony just as special, if not more :)
Their first kiss as Mr. And Mrs. Matricia!
During the ceremony, the rain let up and we we're finally able to explore the beautiful venue and capture some more shots. This time, without the umbrellas :)
I LOVE these bridal shots of Melissa; she has that newly-married, soon-to-be-mommy glow :)
Melissa & Corey's wedding reception was filled with lots of hugs, laughs, and dancing. And can we talk about their gorgeous white cake? So classic with a hint of rustic; love it!
I was happy enough when the rain stopped, but I was just ecstatic when the sun came out during the reception! I think it was God's way of congratulating Melissa & Corey on their marriage :)
Congratulations Melissa & Corey! I know you two are going to have such a happy life together and are going to be amazing parents to Brody. Thank you for allowing me into your special day to capture your love :)
Photography: Cassie Howard Photography
Dresses: David's Bridal
Hair: Reflections Day Spa
Flowers: Michelle Dewitt
Rings: Vierks Fine Jewelry
Vests: Men's Warehouse
Cake: Robin Pirtle
Catering: Gary and Diane Gaither
Venue: Jim and Judy Reeves
Tent: Lafayette Tent and Awning
DJ: Sizzlin Sounds