Summer Wedding at Finley Creek Vineyards
Finley Creek Vineyards quickly became one of my all time favorite venues, the first time I photographed a wedding there last fall. This brand new venue is the perfect ceremony and reception venue, located in my hometown of Zionsville, Indiana. It’s a lovely location for any couple with classic and elegant taste. There is a beautiful ceremony spot right outside, a vineyard for bridal party, bride and groom, and family photos, and the all-white indoor space for a beautiful and classy reception. For a summer wedding, somehow Finley Creek Vineyards was even more beautiful than I remembered.
Katie and Justin’s wedding day was one of my all-time favorites for so many reasons. These two are one of the sweetest, most fun-loving couples I’ve had the pleasure of working with. They were all smiles on their wedding day, and were just having so much fun enjoying the sentimental moments and having a blast with their friends and family. It was clear just how many people love Katie and Justin with over 250 guests and 18 bridal party members, not even including the flower girl and ring bearers. I’ve never worked with a more amazing group of people. At least half of the guests came up to me at some point throughout the day to tell me how great of a job I was doing and how much they appreciated me. How sweet is that?!
One of my favorite parts of the day, was Katie’s first look with her dad. He couldn’t stop telling me how much he loves her while I was placing him for the first look, and his reaction to seeing her for the first time was priceless. Even after shooting over 100 weddings, moments like this still make me tear up. Even writing this right now, I’m filled with emotion thinking about that moment between the two of them. After seeing his daughter, the father of the bride decided to do a first look with his wife as well. His jaw dropped when he saw how beautiful she looked in her mother of the bride dress.
Throughout the whole day, Katie and Justin were so carefree and joyful. When one of the bridesmaids mentioned to Katie that the bottom of her dress might get dirty while we were taking photos, she said “that’s okay, it’s going to get dirty, but I’d rather have great photos than worry about that.” And those are my favorite kinds of brides! Just wait until you see the magic we were able to create during Katie and Justin’s bride and groom photos in the stunning rows of vines during their Finley Creek Vineyards Wedding Reception. Then, after dinner and all of the formalities of the reception, I planned on taking the bride and groom back out for some sunset photos. By the time we were able to sneak away, the sun had disappeared behind the trees, but that’s okay, because the blue hour photos we were able to capture were even better!
Katie and Justin, you two are amazing and deserve all the happiness in the world! Enjoy these sneak peaks from your incredible wedding day while I finish editing your full wedding gallery!!
A HUGE thank you to Katie and Justin’s amazing vendor team:
DJ: DJ Steve
Hair/Makeup: True Colors