The rain was pouring down. I was driving down the freeway with Heather, my second shooter, and the windshield wipers on high. I knew right then, outside wedding images were most likely not going to be possible outside. Not having shot at the Culbertson West in New Albany before, I didn't have the slightest idea of what inside lighting scenario I would be walking into. These are the kinds of things your photographer confidently does not share with you. Plan B was running through my mind. Flash and Batteries. Bring my OWN light to the wedding since the rain is stealing the sun from me. Heather and I walked into the bridal sweet. Ashley, the beautiful bride, was beaming with excitement. "I'm ready to get in my dress!" She exclaimed excitedly. We quickly flew through details and fun robe pictures then prepped for one of their favorite moments. The First Look!
Codey stood in a secluded room quietly. If he was nervous, he hid it with poise. Ashley let out a deep breathe then walked up behind Codey giving him a light tap on the shoulder. He turned around. He was mesmerized. His facial expressions changed from trying to hold back tears, to smiling, to looking at his bride in a deeply romantic way. He leaned in for a kiss... IMMEDIATELY GETTING REJECTED! Though they got to enjoy a first look together and have the majority on their pictures taken before their wedding. Ashley was saving that kiss for the alter! I cant even put into words how adorable it was watching Codey really want that kiss and Ashley playful dodging him! I silently ushered everyone out of the room giving them a precious moment alone together. The rain took a 30 minute break so we excitedly popped outside for some images in front of the beautifully vintage Culbertson West.
At the alter Codey watched his bride walk down the aisle with tears rolling down his cheeks! They were pronounced Husband and Wife. Then Codey got his kiss. He got his girl. All he needed, was her.
These are the amazing vendors that helped make this day perfect!
Venue | Culbertson West - New Albany, Indiana
Photographers | Elisa Lucas, Heather Wilkerson
Videography | EverestStudios.Co
Hair | Brooklyn Martin
Makeup | Megan Latham
Catering | Culbertson West
DJ | Josh Walker - Nfinite Sounds
Cake | Bengta Sell
These images are culled and compressed for web use.