The sweetest story ever, coupled with the most beautiful Dubois County wedding we've ever seen!
October 6th, 2018 | Holy Family Parish Jasper, IN
So these two literally have one of the sweetest stories ever, because it's truly a modern day fairy tale. A guy in the state police academy walks in to a bank, sees a cute girl working behind the counter and musters up the courage to message her out of thin air because he knew the moment he saw her that there was something special. UGH! I'm pretty sure they have told their story to us at least 4 times now, and we still can not get over just how precious it is.
Our day with Connor + Ricki began at Connor's parents' beautiful home nestled in the hills and country of Dubois County. We were amazed at the landscape and setting of the home. A large, beautiful lake behind the home with a huge fountain in the middle; fencing all around the property for the horses grazing in the pasture.... needless to say it was a dream come true for our photography and videography brains. After letting our cameras feast on the beautiful landscape for a few hours, we skipped over to Southern Roots Salon in Jasper, Indiana to capture the beginnings of the hair and makeup process. The vibes were happy and the laughter was plentiful as conversation of the wedding day filled the air.
We soon returned to the Geisler abode, after spending some time with ladies at the salon, to capture all of our detail and accent shots. This portion of the day of course began with Ricki's stunning dress from Beth Carter Bridal. The lace and embroilment was complemented by her pearls and jewelry in such a way, it could not have matched any more perfect.
Once the entire bridal party arrived at the home soon after we did, the pieces of the wedding day really started to fall in to place. The bridesmaids and groomsmen all began getting prepped and ready for the day, immediate family members started to arrive; the atmosphere just began to build more and more. As Ricki and Connor finished their last minute details of getting dressed, we pulled them aside separately for the interview portion of their wedding day film. They each shared their feelings leading up to their wedding day, their current anticipations and emotions, and a little on just how much one meant to the other. It was touching to say the least. After Ricki shared her thoughts and feelings, it was time for her first look with her father. As most dads are, he was a champ of masking his inner emotion leading up to seeing his little girl in her wedding dress for the first time. Once he turned around though, all bets were off as tears started to well up in his eyes. They embraced one another and enjoyed the moment together as the tears flowed.
Next it was Connor's turn to bear all in his interview. He too did not hold back in sharing his thoughts leading up to the wedding and what was currently going through his mind. He shared that he was pretty sure he wouldn't be able to contain his emotion upon seeing Ricki for their first look, which obviously made us that much more excited to capture it.
The suspense was real as Bryson guided Connor down to the lake under the large shade tree where the first look was to take place. Jenna soon followed guiding Ricki down the hillside to soon see her anxious soon-to-be hubby. Once we were all ready to go, she slowly approached Connor from behind with a gentle smile on her face, knowing what was about to happen. Ricki gently turned Connor around revealing herself to him, and immediately his facial expression went from anxious to astounded upon seeing his bride for the first time. The chin quivers, the glassy eyes; you guys, it was all good feels for this first look. They both took in and embraced the moment together as they hugged, kissed, and gazed upon each others' attire. Bryson and Jenna's cameras were going non-stop throughout this entire moment as they did not want to miss a moment!