After having a wonderful time taking and editing Bryan and Cassea’s engagement photos last fall, I spent months counting down the days until their big day. And, I have to say that Mr. and Mrs. Coley’s wedding didn’t disappoint!
If you’ve ever driven through Wolcott, Indiana, you’ve definitely noticed the Wolcott House—a large, white, historic home. While people can tour the house of Wolcott’s founding family, the Wolcott House also makes an amazing wedding venue. With plenty of space for the bride, groom, and bridal party to prepare inside and an amazing front porch for ceremonies, you won’t find a more perfect outdoor venue in White County.
When we arrived to the Wolcott House, there was already so much happening. Cassea and Bryan’s family were busy at work setting up for the ceremony, and Cassea, her mom, Bryan’s mom, and the bridesmaids were having hair and makeup done inside.
The bride and groom were relaxed but also excited and a little anxious. Cassea, a very organized bride, gave us plenty of time for detail shots and photos of the bride and bridesmaids before walking down the aisle.
After Cassea was ready and had very sweet first looks with her dad and bridesmaids, Cassea’s dad walked her down the aisle and gave her to Bryan, the man Cassea has loved for eight years before making him her husband.
James, Cassea’s brother-in-law, officiated, making the vows and ceremony especially personal. The ceremony concluded with a beautiful butterfly release and the perfect kiss to seal the deal.
After the ceremony, the bride and groom headed to the Jasper County Fairgrounds to celebrate with their friends and family. Before making their grand entrance, we grabbed a few bridal party photos and photos of the new Mr. and Mrs.
From the great music to the incredible food, the reception was wonderful, and the photos from the dance floor prove that guests would agree.
When I ask most brides who helped them prepare for their wedding day, most say their mom or wedding coordinator. Cassea’s mom played a huge role in the planning process (Angie is the sweetest and a stunning MOB), but Bryan and Cassea are blessed with countless sweet, talented family members who were willing to pitch in.
I’m sure I’m missing someone in there, but this day would not have been everything it was without the help of Bryan and Cassea’s families. The Coley, Anker, and Blanchette families are loving, giving, kind, and fun, and Bryan and Cassea couldn’t be more blessed.
For this wedding, I was blessed to have the assistance of Austen Hensler of Austen Hensler Photography. Austen did an incredible job and was so helpful. Plus, her height was totally to my advantage! While I’m 5’ 1”, Austen is about 6’. I may or may not have made her reach for things throughout the day . . . She was a great sport, and I couldn’t have asked for a better second shooter.
Cassea and Bryan, I hope you loved every second of your big day because I know I did. Thank you for letting Austen and me capture one of the happiest days of your life. Cassea, you were stunning. Bryan, you were one handsome groom.
As your family grows, my prayer for you is that you will keep Christ at the center of your marriage, that you’ll remember marriage is a gift, and that you’ll always be best friends. If times ever get tough, I hope you’ll look at your wedding photos because in every photo, it’s clear how excited the two of you were to officially become man and wife. I hope and pray that you’ll always remember that feeling.
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Coley!
Victoria Rayburn Photography is a Lafayette, Indiana family photographer, wedding photographer, and senior photographer who strives to make photo sessions enjoyable memories and help clients feel comfortable in front of the camera.