Our first wedding shoot in Kokomo, Indiana was one to remember! Ashleigh and Josh were married at the stunning Bel Air Events.
We were shocked at just how beautiful this venue is when we walked inside. Two curved staircases lead down from the 2nd floor into the large ballroom with a curved, vaulted ceiling and chandeliers. Not only do they have complete control of the brightness in the room, but they can also control the color of the lights, and the dance floor is comprised of very reflective stone tiles.
We began the day with Ashleigh and her bridesmaids getting hair and makeup done at Ashleigh’s parents’ house. After she finished getting ready, her dad came in the room to see her for the first time in her wedding dress and we got to share some very touching moments with the two of them. Ashleigh’s mom came in a few moments later and she gave them both some very sentimental gifts, as they read the inscribed messages.
Over at Ashleigh and Josh’s house, Josh and the guys were busy getting ready themselves. We managed to get a couple shots of their dogs as they curiously investigated why all of these people were in their house.
We headed over to the Jackson Marrow park, not far from the wedding venue for Ashleigh and Josh’s first look. Their photographer, Bailey Elle Photography, out of Lafayette, IN, was a pleasure to work with throughout the day and she’s very talented. Despite the windy day, we were able to get some beautiful shots before driving to Bel Air Events for the ceremony.
During the ceremony it was obvious Josh was a little nervous, even prompting their officiant (Josh’s former teacher) Steve Cole to point this out. Despite his nerves, the ceremony went perfectly and the guests enjoyed cocktail hour in the entryway while the Bel Air staff flipped the room for dinner.
DJ Sound Solutions did an awesome job of emceeing and keeping the energy high throughout the reception!
What an amazing couple and an amazing wedding day! We’re so glad we got to be a part of it all and we wish these two a lifetime of happy memories together! Congratulations to Ashley and Josh!
Ashleigh is also a photographer and you can check out her work on her website here: ashleighwheelerphotography.com
3 to 1 Video, LLC
Bel Air Events, Kokomo, IN
Bailey Elle Photography, Lafayette, IN
DJ Sound Solution, Marion, IN
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