There comes a point in your career when a client reminds you why you started this business in the first place. Nat and Mike were those clients.
In a world of country-chic weddings, this couple came to me in what felt like an angelic fashion.. I'm telling you, I swear they had beams of light behind them as Natascha asked me if I had ever done a wedding with a "dark" feel. I screamed with excitement (internally) and couldn't wait to sit down to see what all they had in mind. Not too long after that it was set in stone that I would be able to help them with their day of deep dark beauty.
Mike and Natascha married on a cool November day at The Fields in Bloomington, IN. The stone and wood facility was filled to the brim with candles, greenery and warm love from their family and friends.
One of the COOLEST parts of a wedding I've been able to witness... the unity. This was no ordinary unity candle lighting. This was what this couple truly represented to me. Inclusion. Love. Not just the love that comes with the territory of a wedding day between the bride and groom, but true love for all of those surrounding them. Gratitude for the people they are, and the value they brought to their life.
This was a reverse unity candle lighting. One main candle was lit by the mothers of the couple. The couple then lit their candles from the main candle, and turned to their wedding party to light their candles. Furthermore, every guest had a candle at their seat when they arrived. Once the wedding party had their candles lit, they went out to the crowd to include everyone on the unity.
This moment of the ceremony was stunning.
While the unity portion was my personal favorite, lets not take away from the entire ceremony - it was all so gorgeous!
Let them eat cake!
Take a moment to focus on the bride's one of a kind, custom dress. Liby with Bloomington Stitchery put together a true work of art with this dress AND cape! Yes, I said cape!
The couple continued their theme of inclusion throughout the night - having an insane amount of fun with their loved ones!
This wedding and this couple are just as amazing as they look! Here's to the couple who brought a new level to my love for this job. Congrats Nat and Mike!