On Sunday Heidi and I photographed Carrie + Liam's big day in South Bend, Indiana. Carrie has been a friend since high school and though we haven't spoken as much since I moved away I've always had a soft spot in my heart for her. When she e-mailed asking if I'd be interested in photographing her wedding I was extremely touched and excited to meet her fiancé, Liam. What I didn't know, nor what hardly anyone knew was that they had already secretly gotten married! It makes sense of course given the current unstable political environment that they would choose to secure their marital status while it was still legal and available to them. I was shocked, as were a lot of people at the ceremony to find out they had kept it hidden for so long! So, Sunday turned out to be a really beautiful celebration of vows Carrie & Liam had already recited to one another and we all just had the privilege of being there to witness it for a second time. After the ceremony Carrie, Liam & their guests had a small, intimate backyard meal together that was styled and decorated to perfection by Carrie and her Mom, Cindy along with several others. Succulents everywhere, lovely dark wooden tables and chairs and twinkly lights strung overhead. It was absolutely breathtaking. We ate some amazing food, listened to heartwarming toasts and fawned over Tess, Carrie's adorable pup who documented the whole day with a GoPro strapped to her back. When the sun went down everyone hopped in their cars and headed to The Brick for a reception with all of Carrie & Liam's closest friends and family. There, guests tried several different kinds of donuts that Carrie & Liam handpicked during their very serious, and very strenuous "donut tour." Dancing, donuts & drinks; the perfect recipe for a successful reception. Brides & grooms-to-be, take note! We had so much fun photographing your big day. Congratulations, you two & enjoy the preview!