Trinity United Methodist Church, Kentland, IN + Brandywine Inn + Suites, Monticello, IN
July 10th, 2017
Ashlen + Matt’s wedding day started with us arriving at Ashlen’s parents’ home while the girls got ready. When we walked in, we were immediately greeted by the floor length, powder blue bridesmaids dresses and at the end, Ashlen’s stunning gown. The trumpet silhouette looked amazing on her and I loved the detailing in the off-the-shoulder bodice paired with the simple satin skirt. Perfection. The girls gabbed and prepped for the day ahead in their matching robes and before we knew it, it was time to get Ashlen into her gown!
Things felt (for me) like they came full circle when I found myself once again at the home of Matt’s mom and dad, only this time, rather than shooting their engagement session, we were there for their wedding! Keeping things traditional, we carefully did portraits of the girls before they left and we allowed Matt out of the house to hang with his guys. Matt + Ashlen are such a laid back couple who loves to have fun, and you could tell that their friends are the perfect compliments to their relationship!
The ceremony was sweet, and I particularly loved listening to their pastor talk about equality in their relationship. They even said their vows simultaneously to reiterate that fact, which I though was very cool. After they rode away in Matt’s dad’s TransAm, we paid a visit to the local burger and ice cream joint, Don’s Drive-In (also known as Don’s Dump) and it brought back great memories from when I lived back home!
The reception was so much fun, and I don’t think the dance floor was ever even close to empty, thanks much to their live band 90’s Daughter! Don’t forget to leave a special note for Ashlen + Matt below for the chance for them to receive a complimentary print from yours truly! Enjoy!
xoxo – Em
Thank you to all the wonderful vendors:
Hair + Makeup: GLAM Salon (Morgan Eckersley)
Florist: Carol Hathaway
Officiant: Pastor Clint Fink
Cupcakes: Sweet n’ Sassy Cupcakery
Cookies: Lost in Time, Inc.
Entertainment: 90’s Daughter
Photographer: Mager Image Photography