Kelly told me the news over Skype last year. She and Matt had just gotten engaged and were making wedding plans back in my hometown of Covington. There’s something to being with someone for such a long time. You fully know each other. You’ve worked through some of the weird quirks of a new relationship. I love their Fountain County engagement photos along Coal Creek. Cute pup, Hank, came along to help us celebrate!
Hank got a little friendly with the kisses. 🙂 He was very excited that Mommy and Daddy were getting married!
Yummy golden hour light!!! My fav…
Just imagine the stories these two can already share. Best friends since 13 – through junior high, high school and college. That’s loving each other through some seriously awkward years. It makes my heart feel all melty like how I feel when I look at this photo…MY FAVORITE!!!
There’s this cute little cabin on Kelly’s parents’ property. We stopped by to take a few more photos before we left the forrest. As they showed me around, they pointed out the places where they would have their wedding later that summer. It was dreamy!
Here’s another favorite photo from the day… LOVE!!!!!!!!! I’m a sucker for emotional black and white photos.
Kelly had the most unique ring. I love how it wasn’t traditional yet it totally fit her personality.
There are 98 historic covered bridges in Indiana. One of them just happened to be right down the road from where we were. We pulled over for a few photos. The texture of the old white bridge was glorious.
One of the funny things about growing up in a small town is figuring out where you are in the country. In the city, we use street names and interstates to give directions. In the small towns and countries, we base location on where it is to someone else’s house or business. “Go down the road until you get to the T and turn left at Mr. Smith’s farm. Take that for about a mile and then curve to the right and go past Sally Jenkins’ aunt’s house. When you pass the third cow, you’ll see Edna Mae’s beauty parlor on the left. Don’t turn there even if you think you should. Take the bridge right past it and it will take you right to the entrance.” I had to laugh to myself as we navigated old country roads. I still remember where everything is even after all these years. (Super, awesome bonus: Do you see the shooting star in the silhouette below?)
Congratulations on your engagement and 6 month wedding anniversary, Kelly and Matt! Gorgeous wedding photos will be on the blog soon! 🙂