Thursday, August 5, 2010

Courtney + Ryan

I loved everything about Courtney and Ryan's wedding...which made it a difficult chore to narrow down images for this blog post. Please be patient while all the photos load.

The girls got ready at Ryan's mom's house in West Lafayette and the amazing and talented Kiralee Hubbard of EyeMAX Makeup provided the makeup. It's always a pleasure working with Kiralee -- she is super sweet and the best in the business!

Courtney, you are gorgeous!

I love this shot of Ryan's sister Kristin and Courtney's sister Lindsay.

For those who know Courtney, you know she is slightly obsessed with her iPad. When Courtney was planning her wedding, I always looked forward to getting 7:00 am e-mails from Courtney with the signature "Sent from my iPad."

Meanwhile, Ken was with Ryan and the guys while they were getting ready.

Handsome groom!

I loved their argyle socks.

I have to say, the guys looked pretty dapper in their grey suits, which they purchased from Men's Warehouse.

Amazing architecture at St. Lawrence in West Lafayette.

Courtney made such a beautiful bride.

I love everything about this photo.

Garrett's Flowers
did an AMAZING job with the flowers! I'm sure you'll notice from the photos, but I was a bit obsessed with the flowers that day. Ethereal + organic + earthy = perfection!

See? Perfection.

These are some of my favorite bridal party shots I have ever taken.

My view.

Ken's view. (Father Dan was awesome, by the way!)

Just married!

It was so hot and humid outside (even though it had just rained) so we had the bus driver take us to a nearby alley to get some relief from the elements.


You all know I love me some garage doors!

This photo would make an awesome canvas.

We made our way to the Lafayette Country Club for the reception (and a few more photos).

Ken captured the next two photos.

I loved the table assignments! Courtney and Ryan simply stumbled across these old windows in Ryan's grandparents' garage and then used a paint marker to write the table assignments. Genius!

When Courtney told me she created most of the wedding details herself, I was in shock. She purchased the moss and bird cages from this website -- the BEST place for supplies. The day before the wedding, Courtney and her sister put moss in each cage, along with candles from the dollar store. The chalkboard table frames are from the dollar store too. Courtney cut cardboard to fit inside the frames and painted the cardboard with chalkboard paint before writing table numbers in chalk. She also spray painted and hand painted the frames to look antiqued like the birdcages. How AMAZING are these table arrangements?!?!

Notice the burlap? Courtney bought burlap in a roll of 50 yards and 72" wide to use for table coverings, her invitations, and other wedding elements. The burlap even traveled by a semi-truck some of the distance!

Courtney designed all of the paper items for the wedding, including invitations, save the dates, programs, seat cards, and favor labels. Their invitations were so amazing that they will be featured on my blog in their own post.

Don't you love these birds? Courtney and her friend molded all the birds from clay. Then, Courtney sanded them and painted them the same way she painted the frames. She mounted them on top of a bed of moss on a round cardboard box lid from boxes she purchased at Michael's.

Courtney's family's bakery -- Joy Ann Cake shop in Richmond, Indiana -- provided the cake. It was delicious!

First dance:

Father-daughter dance:

Ken ran the photobooth for a couple hours, and as I was processing photos, I couldn't help but laugh out loud at some of these!

Brother and sister...aww.

Ryan and Courtney, we love you guys!!! We had a blast at your wedding. I think your reception is going to go down in history as one of the most fun receptions EVER!


  1. These are phenomenal photos. I can't believe the bride made all the details herself! Wow to that!

  2. I'm right there with you - the florals were to die for!

  3. The shot of the bride against the garage is breathtaking, as is the warm black and white close up with her eyelashes. Nice work, Lindsay.

  4. What a gorgeous church. The ceremony shots are beautiful!

  5. Lindsay! Those photos are AWESOME and I absolutely LOVE all of the little details that the bride came up with! GENIUS! I especially love the 3 window panes used as the escort cards...AMAZING! Congratulations to the bride and groom and keep up the GREAT work Ken & Lindsay!