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Ethan + Claire | A Calumet Club Wedding, New Albany, IN


Ethan and Claire are early risers.  Like, very early risers.  The nature of their jobs gets them up before the sun, but they genuinely enjoy being awake before most of us have opened our eyes in the morning.  So it made sense that the first thing they did on their wedding day was go to breakfast together at the place where you can get unlimited bacon at 6am - Waffle House!  A lot of people might spend their wedding morning with friends, getting ready and putting the finishing touches on the details of the wedding, but Claire and Ethan spent the start of their morning with their best friend - each other.   And if there are two things that their family and friends know about them, it's that 1) they love Jesus and 2) they really, truly delight in being with each other.


Ethan and Claire go to our church and Jeremy has been able to get to know him better since Ethan became an intern last year.  So you can imagine, it was a church family affair to see these two get married!  They are the type of people who care more about their marriage than they do about the rings, the dress or the reception.  They care more about keeping their vows than what people will think about their vows.  And they care more about how their marriage honors the Lord than they do about special their wedding day looks on Instagram (but let's be real, their wedding day was full of BEAUTIFUL details).


From the laughter as they got ready with their best friends to the happy tears as they committed to each other before God and precious family and friends, to the SNOW that started just as they left the ceremony, Ethan and Claire's wedding day was full of powerful emotion.  Jeremy and I felt so privileged to witness their commitment to one another and to photograph the joy of the day.  As we wrapped up the evening with dancing while the DJ played "We are Family" I couldn't help but tear up, thinking of how much we love these people and how our church family truly is family to us.  Ethan and Claire, we are honored to know you and excited to see you set an example for others as you model selfless love for one another in your marriage.

Dress: David's Bridal

Hair: Hair by Maddie

Floral: Amy Tompkins (Mother of the Bride)

Venues: Oak Park Baptist Church and The Calumet Club

Catering: Dre's Dreamy Delights

DJ: Spin Around Sound

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