Portland, IN Wedding – Chad and Kristin

This wedding was such a blessing to be part of. Really, it was just so easy start to finish and that is all because of the sweet wedding couple, Chad and Kristin. When I am with a couple through the wedding process I get a very good sense of what their priorities are and what their character is as individuals and as a couple. Chad and Kristin’s wedding was a perfect representation of who they are. They have a lot of love for their families, their friends and God. All three were evident on June 25th! I have never seen their church so packed at a wedding. It was all because the people that they love, love them just as much.

Chad and Kristin had their first look in the original chapel of the church that they were married in. I thought ‘if these walls could speak’. The history of marriages that took place where they were having their first look was so special to think about.

Kristin looked gorgeous in her beaded gown. It was so sparkly and was the perfect gown for Kristin. Chad beamed from ear to ear when he saw his girl.
At the end of the night I didn’t want to leave. It was just that special to be part of. Their reception was at the Mirage in Decatur, IN. I have never seen it look prettier than it did that night. The guests were having a blast and it was all joy!

Chad and Kristin, you know I adore you both. I am so thankful to have been able to witness the day you began your marriage. Enjoy the preview of your beautiful wedding.

Much love,
MEET THE NEWLYWEDS: Chad and Kristin WEDDING DATE: June 25, 2016 LOCATION: Westchseter UMC Portland, IN and The Mirage, Decatur, IN HOW THEY MET: Chad and Kristin had attended the same elementary, middle and high schools but never really knew each other. About 3 years ago a mutual family friend suggested that they should meet. ENGAGEMENT: Last December during a ‘normal’ trip to visit Chad’s sister Angie, Chad proposed in front of the Bean in Millennium Park. The plan was to walk around and see the Christmas lights and the different holiday decorations. When they got to the Bean, Chad suggested that they take a picture with the Chicago skyline in the background. Then, while the family was watching and waiting Chad got down on one knee! (Did anyone else just go ahhhhh besides me???) FAVORITE WEDDING MEMORIES: Their favorite part of the day was being able to share such a big moment in our their lives with all of their family and friends. The love and support they felt was truly humbling. FIRST DANCE SONG: When I say I Do by Matthew West HONEYMOON: Boston, Massachusetts

Chad and Kristin would like to thank The Mirage Banquet Hall for a wonderful reception. The decorations were beautiful and the food was great. They would also like to recognize Jake Amstutz for MC-ing their reception and setting up such a classy mood.