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After knowing one another nearly their whole lives and dating for eight years through both high school and college, Evan Walsh and Morgan Churchill became husband and wife with a wedding in Lake Village, Indiana that was perfectly them in every way.
Evan and Morgan have been together since their freshman year of high school, and they’ve already lived a lot of life together. In many ways, through many connections, and even through multiple generations, Evan and Morgan’s marriage has been a long time coming and clearly God’s plan since the beginning.
I can honestly say that this was one of the sweetest weddings my team and I have ever had the honor of photographing, and I’m so excited to share Mr. and Mrs. Walsh’s wedding in Lake Village, Indiana on the blog!
Mr. & Mrs. Walsh celebrated their marriage at the most perfect venue for them—on their land with a wedding in Lake Village, Indiana.
Now, before you see their wedding photos, I can’t help telling you a bit about Morgan and Evan’s wedding venue, because these two could not have celebrated their marriage in a more perfect place for them.
You see, Evan and Morgan are both farmers, and in many ways, ag brought them together. I mean, FFA was a huge part of their relationship in high school; they both attended Purdue University to study agriculture (Evan ag systems management and Morgan ag business), and now, they plan to spend all of their days running their family farm together.
As a result, it only made sense for Evan and Morgan to start their marriage with a wedding reception at Churchill Farms in Lake Village, Indiana and their ceremony just down the road at St. Augusta Catholic Church.
Evan and Morgan’s wedding day started with the girls having their hair and makeup done in Lake Village by Markie Sheehy of Hair Quarters and Kathleen Trimble of KT Beauty Co. Then, Evan, Morgan, their bridal party, and their families went to Rob and Rhonda’s (Morgan’s parents’) home and farm for more wedding festivities.
Morgan, Evan, and their bridal party finished getting ready at Churchill Farms, and then, Morgan and Evan shared their first look and took their wedding portraits, bridal party photos, and family photos on the land that they know and love.
With a 5:00 pm ceremony, Evan and Morgan wanted to take as many photos beforehand as possible so that they could get straight to celebrating after saying “I do.” So, after taking essentially all but sunset photos, Morgan, Evan, and their loved ones traveled just down the road to St. Augusta Catholic Church, where Evan and Morgan became husband and wife.
Following their ceremony, Morgan and Evan jumped in the most gorgeous Ford Model A and headed back to Churchill Farms to take a few “just married” photos before making their grand entrance to their reception.
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Now, the Churchills are known for throwing epic parties in their barn. And, with the design assistance of Gatherings Wedding and Party Rentals, the Churchills’ “party” barn was transformed into an amazing wedding venue.
While we did sneak Morgan and Evan out for a few sunset photos (I mean, we HAD to take advantage of the gorgeous fields and Model A!), the rest of the evening was spent with both funny and heartfelt speeches, a packed dance floor, and a whole lot of joy.
Basically, Evan and Morgan’s wedding day was wonderful—just like they are. And, if you ask me, their wedding day was made even more special by the fact that their celebration took place on their own land.
I hope and pray that as they manage their farm and work the land that their family farm is now and forever a reminder of the promises and vows that they made to one another.
Evan & Morgan were more or less waiting to be old enough to get married.
Like I said at the beginning of this blog post, Morgan and Evan’s wedding day has been a long time coming. In fact, in multiple speeches and multiple comments made throughout the day by family and friends, it became clear that Morgan, Evan, and their loved ones have more or less spent the last eight years—if not longer—waiting for this joyous day to finally arrive.
In fact, Morgan and Evan’s love story started even before they were born, as the Churchills and Walshes have known one another for multiple generations.
Right before their first look, I asked Evan if he’d imagined this day when he and Morgan started dating at 14 years old, to which he said, “I wondered then if we’d get married. As we got older, though, I really knew.”
Between attending and graduating from both high school and college, starting their careers, and experiencing countless other milestones together, Evan and Morgan have already lived a lot of life together. And, I think their friends and family would agree that their complementary personalities, shared values, and love for agriculture have made these high school sweethearts lifetime patterns—both in life and on the farm.
In many ways, both the Walshes and Churchills have known for years that Evan and Morgan are meant to be. And, one could argue that Evan and Morgan were just waiting to be “old enough” to get married.
Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Walsh!
Evan and Morgan, you’re finally husband and wife! Congratulations!
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for trusting me to be your wedding photographer. It was such an honor. You are incredible people, and you deserved nothing less than an amazing celebration. I hope you loved every second.
I cannot wait to share your full wedding gallery with you, but for now, I hope you love these previews from your wedding in Lake Village, Indiana on the blog!
Morgan’s wedding dress and veil were honestly one of my favorites ever to photograph. Morgan has such a classic, timeless style and personality, and she chose a dress that will always stand the test of time. In fact, I have a feeling her dress might be reworn someday! After eight years together and essentially growing up together, Evan and Morgan’s first look was one of the sweetest I’ve ever witnessed. This moment was a long time coming. This bridal party was SO much fun! It was hot, but they had great attitudes all day long. I shouldn’t be surprised. Morgan and Evan are so wonderful, and they certainly attract other wonderful people! Morgan’s dad gave her away in the church just down the road from their family farm where he and Morgan’s mama raised her to be the woman she is today. And, Evan took Morgan as his wife in the church he grew up in. I’m getting teary-eyed all over again just thinking about this moment! Can we talk about this gorgeous Model A?! A family friend who collects cars offered to bring this beauty for Evan and Morgan. This was a photographer’s dream, and I sure hope Evan and Morgan love these images! I can’t help sharing that Morgan definitely struggled to turn the farmer side of her brain off for the day. I mean, she wanted to make sure we only took images in the field where the beans were the “best,” and at one point, this sweet bride actually hoped for rain! She’s a farmer through and through, and she made the most lovely bride! Want to see more of Evan and Morgan? Check out their engagement photos at Purdue University!
Wedding Designer: Gatherings Wedding and Party Rentals
Ceremony Venue: St. Augusta Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Churchill Farms
Officiant: Father Michael McKinney
Wedding Dress Boutique: The Wedding Studio – Carmel
Hair Stylist: Markie Sheehy at Hair Quarters
Makeup Artist: Kathleen Trimble at KT Beauty Co.
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Florist: Forget Me Not Floral
Caterer: The Homestead
DJ: Dave Galt
Rings: Sicklinger’s Jewelry
Photographer: Victoria Rayburn Photography