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Rachel and Nick | Indiana State Museum and Indianapolis Zoo

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Rachel and Nick had the most incredible ceremony at The Indiana State Museum and danced the night away with friends and family at the Indianapolis Zoo.

Rachel and Nick have been dating for a decade (since high school!), they dated throughout college and while Rachel was in medical school. Finally it was the perfect time to take the next step. They planned to get married in May at Indiana University, a location that meant so much to them both. Then a pandemic hit (WHY COVID, WHY!) After date changes, and so much uncertainty, Rachel and Nick decided to pick two entirely new venues to accommodate their day. It was quite the planning process, but they did it! They are officially married, and it was absolutely perfect. Rachel was BEAMING the entire day.

This was the first wedding I’ve ever shot with DOLPHINS! Check out the images below. It was so fun!!!

Simple elegant wedding ring photo
lay flat details with florals in Indiana hotel room
Beautiful dress photo in the Indianapolis hotel room
Makeup details with Julia Wadsworth
Stunning eye makeup with Julia Wadsworth
delicate lipstick details with Julia Wadsworth
The most adorable ring bearer suspenders and bow tie
Fun getting ready bride and bridesmaids photo in hotel room
Beautiful grandma hug on bride's wedding day
Getting ready with bride's mom and sister on wedding day in the hotel
Getting ready with bride's mom and sister on wedding day in the hotel in Indianapolis
Getting ready with bride's mom and sister on wedding day in the hotel
Bride putting on her fun converse shoes for the wedding day
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Emotional first look with Bride's father outside of the Indiana State Museum
Emotional first look with Bride's father outside of the Indiana State Museum
Emotional first look with Bride's father outside of the Indiana State Museum
Emotional first look with the bride and groom at the Indiana State Museum
Adorable first look with the bride and groom at the Indiana State Museum
Adorable first look with the bride and groom at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis
Simple and classy first look with the bride and groom at the Indiana State Museum
Simple and classy first look with the bride and groom at the Indiana State Museum
Simple and classy bride and groom portraits at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis
Timeless bride and groom portraits at the Indiana State Museum
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Timeless bride and groom portraits at the Indiana State Museum
Timeless bride and groom portraits at the Indiana State Museum
Timeless bride and groom portraits at the Indiana State Museum
Timeless bride and groom detail photos at the Indiana State Museum
Gorgeous bridal bouquets at the Indiana State Museum
Timeless bridal party photo outside of The Indiana State Museum
The Indiana State Museum bridal party fun
Bridal party downtown Indianapolis at the Indiana State Museum
Downtown Photo of the bridal party at the Indiana State Museum
Fun gathering of the bridal party at the Indiana State Museum
Bride and Bridesmaids with the cutest flower girl at the State Museum
Navy blue bridesmaids dresses with stunning bouquets in red, pink and white.
Groom and groomsmen with gray suits and navy blue ties
Fun with the girls holding their exquisite bouquets
bridesmaid mama holding her beautiful flower girl daughter
A fun Bridal Party photo on the canal in Indianapolis
the cutest ring bearer with his parents
groom and the adorable flower girl
Bride and Groom outside of the Indiana State House on the Canal in Indianapolis
Bride and Groom outside of the Indiana State House on the Canal in Indianapolis
Bride and Groom outside of the Indiana State House on the Canal in Indianapolis
Bride and Groom bouquet and boutonniere details on the Canal in Indianapolis
Bride walking with her father to the ceremony at the Indiana State House
A mother watching her daughter walk down the aisle to her groom
A groom watching his bride walk down the aisle in Indianapolis
Bride walking with her father down the aisle at her outdoor ceremony in downtown Indianapolis
Bride walking with her father down the aisle at her outdoor ceremony in downtown Indianapolis at the Indiana State House
A mother shedding a few emotional tears watching her daughter marry her high school sweetheart
A father giving his daughter away at their outdoor ceremony on the canal in Indianapolis
A stunning ceremony overlooking the city of Indianapolis
An incredible wedding overlooking the city of Indianapolis
Exchanging vows during a pandemic in downtown Indianapolis
Tearful vows from the bride
A stunning ceremony overlooking the city of Indianapolis
The exchanging of rings at their outdoor ceremony
First kiss as husband and wife in downtown Indianapolis with the incredible city skyline
Officially husband and wife in downtown Indianapolis
Dolphins as wedding guests

The minute I walked into the reception, multiple dauphins came up to the glass and were so excited to see us!!! I was in awe, and kept having to remind myself that I needed to take reception detail photos. Hands down these dolphins were the most amazing reception guests to date!!

Wedding cake with flowers in the dolphin pavilion at the Indianapolis Zoo
Classy reception details in the dolphin pavilion at the Indianapolis Zoo
silver reception details in the dolphin pavilion
Bride with dolphins on her wedding day
Bride and groom with dolphins on their wedding day

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?! I was never obsessed with dolphins, but now I’m definitely obsessed with these amazing creatures!!

Bride and Groom kissing in front of the dolphins on their wedding day
Cutting the cake as husband and wife at the Indianapolis Zoo
First dance as husband and wife in the dolphin pavilion in downtown Indianapolis

Your wedding may not have been exactly as you planned, I think it turned out better. The day was perfect, you two are perfect and your day was extra amazing. I hope you had the most incredible honeymoon in Naples. Even though it wasn’t the honeymoon you originally planned for, I sure hope it was still so special for you both. Keep in touch, friends!!! You guys are the best!

With love,
Rachel | Wedding and Portrait Photographer

Ceremony – Indiana State Museum
Reception – Indianapolis Zoo – Dolphin Pavilion
Event Planner – Magical Moments Event Planning
Makeup Artist – Julia Wadsworth
Cake – Cakes by Donna
Caterer – Centerplate
DJ – Alomar Entertainment
Florist – Eagledale Florist

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