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Dance Party Wedding at Valle Vista Country Club

This day… this couple… this bridal party… it’s why we LOVE doing what we do!

From the first time I met Brooke + Zach I LOOOOOOOOVED them!! I assumed naturally that I would, since our AMAZING bride, Emma, referred them to us. And are we EVER SO GRATEFUL she did!

So I met up with the ladies at the hotel while they finished getting ready. The moment we walked in the door, the girls were so welcoming and fun! It just makes for a really fun day when you feel apart of the day <3 And these girls were all so sweet and fun, clearly, since they are Brooke’s friends!!
Stephanie over at Blush and Bobby Pins in Carmel did such an amazing job on the make-up! Plus she was so sweet too! A day full of sweets! I always love the hustle and bustle of the getting ready time! And Brooke was so calm, she didn’t fret a thing. She just took it all in, and really enjoyed the moments as they happened! After the fun of getting ready we all headed over to Valle Vista!! And you guys, the day couldn’t have been MORE BEAUTIFUL!! 70*, sunny, and full of love!These sweet moments between momma and daughter get me every.time. To see the way Brooke’s mom looked at Brooke, held her hand and couldn’t stop telling her how beautiful she looked just filled the space with love. And then the first look with the bridesmaids! This is easily becoming one of my fav things!! It’s so fun to see all the girls react when seeing their best girl all dressed up! Such a fun and sweet time for them!Oh, Nazarria, you’re one of the THE SWEETEST.Okay, the day was just filled with sweetest moments! Like when her dad saw her for the first time that day… bah! THE BEST! And “Go Cowboys!’ And a quick coffee break… thanks dad!I just can’t handle this prettiness… I mean seriously… give me all the beautiful brides, swings and swans on a wedding day!AND BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS!!! You girls… you belong in a magazine!And this handsome fella… Zach, you’re such a great guy! And my do you clean up nice!
So I wasn’t kidding when I said all day dance party! And I won’t complain about it one bit. SO much fun with these guys!THIS CEREMONY LOCATION!!!!!!! It was PERFECTION. The breeze was just right, if you listened carefully you could hear the birds chirping. Not to mention it is just down right beautiful. They had so many of these sweet moments together… this is why (reason 77647) I love them so much!
That’s pretty much how I feel too.. YAYYYY FOR BROOKE AND ZACH!!!If I could jump through my screen I would and give you two a big ole hug! I bet that’s how your friends and family feel, because you guys are just so awesome! Power duo!Valle Vista, I’m sure you’re going to need to use this for advertising somehow… seriously, you guys are perfection.And the pretty just keeps on going…Let me just say this real quick… I can’t dance.  No really, I need some liquid courage before I can start shaking what my momma gave me… but these two… I’m pretty much going to ask for dance lessons from them for Christmas.
Those sweet soft touches…One of the sweetest father/daughter dances I’ve seen. She voiced over the song and played the SWEETEST message to her dad… not a dry eye in the place!I’m laughing just looking at these… Zach did a little “dancy dance” for Brooke as he warmed up to get that garter!! hahaha… it was awesome!!One of the highlights of the night… the bridal party dance off! These guys and gals are some legit dancers!!!
And to the right there (down below) is Brooke’s brother and mom, so clearly the dance moves run in the family!The entire reception was FILLED with dancing and fun shared with family and friends. It was so fun!!And I occasionally get to photograph a mini modeling session during the reception…And as if the day couldn’t get ANY MORE PERRRRRRFECT!!!!!
Seriously Brooke, you’re so BEAUTIFUL!!!And that’s it… that’s a wrap. Other than following them to the Bahamas (and I totally should have!). Off they rode as Mr. + Mrs. Clark!

Brooke and Zach, you two are incredible people. And together you’re even more amazing! Just know, we are always available for travel for one year anniversary photos 😉

We pray that you’d bless Brook and Zach’s marriage. We ask in a world full of disposal and ease, that you’d keep them steadfast as the up and downs come. We pray that their marriage would be a long standing testament to the love You have for us. And that when people see Brooke and Zach’s love, what they would see most, is Your love. Thank you that they found one another, thank you that they are amazing friends with a heart for one another. We know marriage, especially to your best friend, is a blessing from You. Amen.

Dream Team:

Make-up: Stephanie @ Blush and Bobby Pins
Hair: Jordan James CH1 Affair
Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo Castleton Square
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Venue: Valle Vista
Videography, DJ, Uplighting: Complete Weddings Indianapolis

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Hi! And welcome to the blog! I'm Toni and my husband (and BFF) Kevin and I are a wedding photography team based in Lafayette, IN. Grab a bag of salt and vinegar chips and I hope you enjoy viewing some of my latest work, hearing me encourage you to CrossFit, and a peak into our personal lives!


oh hi there!I'm Toni.
Photographer for the happy bride.
Best friends with my hubs.
And professional living room dance-partier.
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