Katie & Jeremy’s Winter Wedding at Mustard Seed Gardens
Katie and Jeremy had one of the most unforgettably beautiful wedding days I’ve photographed. While their Indianapolis wedding day greeted us with an unexpected blizzard, bringing over 10 inches of snow to the area, Katie and Jeremy didn’t ever let the weather dull their joy for the special day that awaited them. They chose an early morning wedding ceremony at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in downtown Indianapolis, in order to host an afternoon brunch for their Mustard Seed Gardens wedding reception in Noblesville, Indiana.
Before the light of day even began to warm the sky, Katie and Jeremy began preparation for their wedding day – the one where they would finally marry their best friend and begin down a new path of love and adventure together.
On a warm December evening, I had the opportunity to get to know Katie and Jeremy better during their engagement session on Jeremy’s family farm. I learned that these two are absolutely over the moon for one another, and they are so relaxed when they are together.
In our phone call the week before the wedding, I loved something Jeremy said when we discussed the possibility of a snowstorm on their wedding day: “The only thing that truly matters on Saturday is that the pastor shows up and Katie and I are both there.” It was such a sweet but honest sentiment to the life they were preparing for together – giving up everything to take up the hand of the one they love.
As Katie had her hair and makeup done, snow gently fell from the sky, creating a gorgeous winter wonderland for their late March wedding. The bridal room was quiet, as the bridesmaids prepared with hair and makeup, and Katie shared in the few moments of quietness, as she prepared to meet her groom at the altar.
After her mother Ginny zipped up the back of her gorgeous bridal gown and her sister-in-law Monica tucked her floor-length veil into her hair, Katie was ready to meet her groom.
Katie and Jeremy opted to wait until the altar to see each other for the first time, and it was a delight seeing Jeremy’s reaction as Katie walked down the aisle with her father Bill at her side. Katie’s eyes sparkled at the sight of Jeremy, and you could see the sigh of relief as he locked eyes with his bride as she approached the altar.
During the ceremony, Katie, Jeremy, their bridal party, and their guests sang “Great is Thy Faithfulness,” then they had Ezekiel 16:8-14 and Ephesians 5:21-33 read – two sets of verses that are meaningful to them as a couple. One of my favorite parts of Pastor Jamie MacGregor’s wedding message was when he spoke to Katie and Jeremy about having patience with one another, just as God continues to have patience with us. It was just such a beautiful picture of the marriage they are beginning and how they can build a solid, strong relationship together.
After the ceremony, Katie, Jeremy and their wedding party boarded their bus to head down to the reception. When we arrived at Mustard Seed Gardens in Noblesville, the ground was covered in the most beautiful blanket of snow and I knew that this unexpected blessing of snow would make for dreamy bride and groom portraits.
We used the Metsker House on the property first, and with the neutral furniture and natural light, it made for a great indoor location for their wedding party and couples portraits. But Katie asked if we could go outside for some of their portraits, which made me so excited and grateful for their adventurous spirits, because their snowy portraits turned out absolutely stunning.
For the rest of the afternoon, we warmed up in the beautiful Olde Barn where guests enjoyed mimosas with their brunch, and their dearest friends shared beautiful toasts in their honor. One of my favorite parts of their toasts was when groomsman Hudson Badskey asked Katie to put her hand on the table, then Jeremy to place his on top, and he said, “Jeremy, this will be the last time you ever have the upperhand,” as the couple and their guests erupted into laughter.
Katie and Jeremy incorporated fun, unique details into their wedding reception, like the bride and groom sheep cake topper and the lyrics to “When I’m Married” scripted onto an old window pane by a friend of the couple’s. Katie and her father shared a dance, followed by Jeremy and his mother, before opening the dance floor to the rest of the guests. At the end of the afternoon, guests sent Katie and Jeremy off on their North Carolina honeymoon with a very fun and unique lavender send-off as the snowfall ended to allow guests a safe trek home.
Katie and Jeremy, you two had the most beautiful special day, and I’m so thankful I was there to witness the beginning of an amazing life you two will share together. Thank you for your adventurous spirits and your generous, loving hearts. I am so grateful you chose me to capture your day, and I pray nothing but for God’s blessings for the rest of your life. Cheers to many more years of happiness and joy, as you continue to fall in love with each other every day.
Autumn Howell Photography is a Fort Wayne wedding photographer, serving clients across central Indiana, including Kokomo, Noblesville, Indianapolis, and Bloomington. Learn more about booking me as your wedding photographer!
Photographer: Autumn Howell Photography
Ceremony Venue: Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis
Reception Venue: Mustard Seed Gardens, Noblesville
Band / DJ: Joe Backe, PBJ Pro DJs
Florist: Sharon Russell
Cake Artist: Rose VanArsdall, Simply Perfection Cakes
Program Designer: Tiffany Russell
Hair & Makeup Artists: Anna Zenner & Haley Thornburg
Wedding Dress Store / Designer: Nancy’s Bridal Boutique
Suit Designer: Men’s Wearhouse
Caterer: Mill’s Catering
Honeymoon: North Carolina
Wedding Colors: Lavender, navy blue, green, ivory