Private Estate Wedding in Anderson, Indiana | Hope and Dawson

I’m so excited to share some sneak peak highlights from Hope and Dawson’s beautiful wedding last night at the Ayers Retreat Center, a private estate owned by Dawson’s parents. Hope and Dawson’s wedding day was so special for so many reasons. These two were surrounded by the love of their families and friends, and their entire wedding day centered around their faith. Two of my favorite parts of their wedding day were when they kneeled to pray together in the middle of their ceremony and the fact that they chose a worship song for their first dance.

We ended up with the most gorgeous weather we could have hoped for for a late July wedding. It was actually MUCH cooler than most of my May and June weddings! And the Ayers Retreat Center has the most beautiful land surrounding it, with open fields, rolling hills, woods, and a beautiful pond! What more could a wedding photographer ask for?! It was the perfect scenery for a beautiful outdoor summer wedding.

One of the most fun things about photographing Hope and Dawson’s wedding is that we love the groom’s family. I was roommates with his sister in college. And she was actually one of the people who introduced me to my husband. Speaking of my husband, it was so awesome to have him working with me as the DJ for this wedding. We always love getting the opportunity to work together.

Hope and Dawson have such an exciting future ahead! With Dawson joining the Air Force, I’m sure there will be a lot of travel in store for these two. That’s why they chose to have a travel themed wedding, which I absolutely loved!

Hope and Dawson, you two are amazing! I hope you enjoy these sneak peaks while you’re on your way to your honeymoon! I can’t wait to send you the full gallery soon!


Anderson, Indiana Wedding Photographer: Rakoteet Photography

DJ: DJ Rakobeat

Venue: Ayers Retreat Center

Bridal Dress: David’s Bridal