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Melanie and Max | Jasper IN

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I think we are finally in the home stretch with this hot and humid weather, friends! (Or at least I keep telling myself that we are!) We are counting down the days for cooler, crisper weather! While we sit and daydream about the fall goodness that is to come, I can’t help but to also reminisce on Melanie and Max’s absolutely perfect wedding day! We were so blessed and thankful to be able to capture their sweet day!

We had the best day ever celebrating Melanie and Max’s sweet new marriage!! We just knew it would be incredible when we arrived to a salon full of giggling and oh-so-happy bridesmaids! Melanie was for sure floating on Cloud 9 — it was obvious how excited she was getting to marry the man of her dreams! After the girls started wrapping up, we all loaded up and headed to Shiloh United Methodist Church in Jasper, Indiana where Melanie would put the finishing touches on her appearance, AKA her GORGEOUS gown! The sun was shining in all of the surrounding windows and Melanie was wrapped in beautiful natural light. Her getting ready shots are out of this world…I mean just look at them! Ahhhh, so stinking magical!

Bret was hanging out with the guys as they finished up getting ready. Time was absolutely flying by and before we knew it, it was time to share their first look. I absolutely love love loved their first look. Melanie and Max were so full of giggles and hugs. Then they would laugh and giggle some more and finish it up with some more hugs. The two of them just couldn’t get enough of one another and it was one of the most precious things I’ve ever seen. They share a BIG love!

We zipped through some bridal portraits before we brought out the rest of the bridal party. Excitedly, we were surprised with a visit from their adorable pups!! Eeek!!! If you know us at all, you know that we are always up for some puppy photos especially if it means puppy snuggles on wedding days! I have a feeling those will be some of Melanie and Max’s favorite photos, FOR SURE!

Finally, it was time for their ceremony and guys, it was absolutely beyond beautiful! There were so many personal touches entwined into the ceremony. They even wrote their own vows (ALL THE HEART EYES). There was seriously not a dry eye in the building because the moment was so stinking sweet.

After the ceremony, Melanie and Max ventured out with their awesome bridal party and hit up their favorite stomping grounds, The Rock. Shamrock Bar is a cool little bar in Jasper, Indiana. They hung out there for a little bit while they celebrated their newlywed bliss with family and friends. What a fun little pit stop!! Their last stop was for the reception at Ferdinand Community Center in Ferdinand, Indiana. They finished off their wedding day dancing the night away with some of the favorite people in their lives!

It was such a beautiful day and we are so thrilled for Melanie and Max! We cannot wait to see where life takes the two of you next! We love you both so much!!

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The Vendors:
Ceremony:  Shiloh UMC
Reception:  Ferdinand Community Center
Makeup Artist: Andrea Schnauss + Morgan Clark
Hair Stylist: Andrea Schnauss
Event Coordinator:  Keith Bauer
Cake Artist:  Marilyn Hopf
Caterer:  Meyer’s Catering
Florist:  Keith Bauer/Huntingburg Greenhouse
Gown Boutique:  House of White
Musician/DJ:  Supreme Sound Entertainment
Videographer:  Tyson Yoder Videography
Officiant:  Pastor Gerald Frye

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