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Mr. and Mrs. Longnaker

Chase & Lauren were married on September 2nd, 2017, at the Corner House Bed & Breakfast in Rockport, IN. It was a gorgeous wedding filled with lots of love, joy, and personal touches from the sweet couple. The bride put so much time and effort into doing many of her own flower arrangements and decorations, and it turned out absolutely stunning, as you can see from the photos of their day!  Chase and Lauren met the summer after their freshman year of college when they attended Summer Project through Campus Outreach. She stood out to him from everyone else due to her love of fishing, and they reconnected 5 years later through social media. Lauren first noticed Chase’s love for the Lord, and it was his goofy and vivacious personality that drew her to him. Lauren especially loves Chase’s warm and caring spirit and how fantastic he is with kids. She says she is so thankful that God created someone with all of these characteristics specifically for her. As a couple, they hope and strive to build each other up and push each other toward the Gospel.  To ask Lauren to be his wife, Chase orchestrated a big proposal day involving both of their families camping and hanging out on her family farm. He made her a scrapbook and wrote her a poem, and at the end of the poem, it said that he had a very important question to ask… So he asked, and Lauren was completely surprised! After proposing, they celebrated with all their closest friends who were eagerly waiting for them.  In thinking back to their wedding day, Lauren loves how it was so uniquely   them  . They were able to honor their family members who were no longer living, to use the glasses with which her parents toasted at their wedding, to toast with the champagne from Chase’s parents’ wedding, and to have family members write letters to put into the unity box that they built. The entire day had so much meaning and purpose for them, especially in sharing it with those they love most. Lauren also got to surprise her mother by dancing with her to one of their favorite songs from childhood, “Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog,” which she vividly remembers her mother always singing at the top of her lungs! Please scroll through these photos to witness the pure love and joy these two have for the Lord and for one another!     Love Always,  Becky

Chase & Lauren were married on September 2nd, 2017, at the Corner House Bed & Breakfast in Rockport, IN. It was a gorgeous wedding filled with lots of love, joy, and personal touches from the sweet couple. The bride put so much time and effort into doing many of her own flower arrangements and decorations, and it turned out absolutely stunning, as you can see from the photos of their day!

Chase and Lauren met the summer after their freshman year of college when they attended Summer Project through Campus Outreach. She stood out to him from everyone else due to her love of fishing, and they reconnected 5 years later through social media. Lauren first noticed Chase’s love for the Lord, and it was his goofy and vivacious personality that drew her to him. Lauren especially loves Chase’s warm and caring spirit and how fantastic he is with kids. She says she is so thankful that God created someone with all of these characteristics specifically for her. As a couple, they hope and strive to build each other up and push each other toward the Gospel.

To ask Lauren to be his wife, Chase orchestrated a big proposal day involving both of their families camping and hanging out on her family farm. He made her a scrapbook and wrote her a poem, and at the end of the poem, it said that he had a very important question to ask… So he asked, and Lauren was completely surprised! After proposing, they celebrated with all their closest friends who were eagerly waiting for them.

In thinking back to their wedding day, Lauren loves how it was so uniquely them. They were able to honor their family members who were no longer living, to use the glasses with which her parents toasted at their wedding, to toast with the champagne from Chase’s parents’ wedding, and to have family members write letters to put into the unity box that they built. The entire day had so much meaning and purpose for them, especially in sharing it with those they love most. Lauren also got to surprise her mother by dancing with her to one of their favorite songs from childhood, “Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog,” which she vividly remembers her mother always singing at the top of her lungs! Please scroll through these photos to witness the pure love and joy these two have for the Lord and for one another!

 

Love Always,

Becky

Vendors

Wedding Planner/ Coordinator: - Tammy Flener

Caterer: Odelia’s

Officiate: Blake Buckman

Band/ DJ: Terry Tunks

Cake: The Family Bakery

Florist: Boutonnieres and bouquets made by the bride; the owner of the venue added other floral accents from her garden

Hair and Makeup: All About You Salon & Spa

Dress: Ella Park Bridal

Suit: Jos. A Banks

Paper Products: All handmade by the bride

Decorations: Terrariums, woodcuts, coasters, table numbers, etc. all handmade

Sarah Moyer and Blake Sears

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Blake asked Sarah to be his wife on March 23rd, 2017, while on a trip together in Orlando, Florida. They were at Magic Kingdom posing for a picture when Blake handed Sarah a pair of Mickey Mouse ears and told her to read the back. She flipped the hat over and it had written out in golden Disney font, “Sarah, will you marry me?” Of course she said YES! Sarah’s ring actually belonged to Blake’s mother, so it has both significance and beauty behind its sparkle. This sweet couple plans to get married in an evening wedding at the Kentucky Horse Park on May 12th, 2018, and I can’t wait to capture their joy as they promise forever to each other.

 

Now let's get to know this sweet couple a little better.

~Tell us how you met and describe your first impression.

Sarah: “I first met Blake in high school during Calculus class. My first impression was trying to figure out why this guy, who sat in front of me at the time, kept talking to me during class. As time went by, I realized how fun, smart, and positive Blake was as a person. I eventually found myself falling for my best friend.”

Blake: “I met Sarah in Calculus class. She was always laughing and smiling, and immediately caught my attention. As the year went on, I had not only made a best friend, but someone with whom I thought I could spend the rest of my life.”

 

~What is your favorite thing about your fiancé/fiancée? 

Sarah: “My favorite thing about Blake, are his bear hugs. I always feel really loved when he hugs me and kisses me on the forehead during the quiet times in life. Blake is also so supportive with the dreams and goals that I have. He’s always cheering me on”

Blake: “Sarah always keeps me on my toes. Whether she is in a joking mood, or has somehow managed to hurt herself again, I never know what each day is going to bring with her. She is also an amazingly organized person, which she uses every day to try to help make things easier for me. She always tries to help me whether it be with school, work, or any other hobbies that I have. She is my best friend and my number one fan"

 

~What does a typical/ideal date night look like for the two of you?

Blake & Sarah: “Our typical date night is picking somewhere to grab a bite to eat and then doing something fun afterwards. It ranges from putt putt, video games, or even just kicking back and binge watching a TV series on Netflix.”

 

 

Thank you to Blake & Sarah for choosing BWP to capture the sweetness and love you two share! I am so thrilled to photograph your wedding day and any milestones for you in the future!

And thank you, as always, to those supporting my photography business and following along on my clients’ journeys! You make my photography possible and a joy to do!

 

Love Always,

Becky

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley

Hello friends (this is a long intro, sorry)! If you are new here or returning to my website once again, welcome and thank you! I’m so glad you’re here. I have been neglecting my blog and that is about to change. I invite you to join me in celebrating the wonderful clients, couples, and families for which I have the pleasure of capturing memories.

2017 was a busy but beautiful year filled to the brim with the Lord’s blessings. As many of you know, Austin and I brought our sweet Anna into the world and have soaked up every moment of loving her since (I may do a separate blog post all about our sweet girl one day)! My photography business continued to grow and evolve, and I was honored to capture so many precious moments for many amazing people. The plan during this "down season" of winter is to feature the engagement sessions and weddings from this past year once a week on the blog, and I would love more than anything for you to follow along with each post. I am so grateful for your support of Becky Willard Photography and look forward to documenting the sweetest moments in your lives!


Up first on the blog is the Wesley Wedding.  Photographing this wedding was a wonderful start to the year. Kristen Asmus and Tyler Wesley were such a sweet couple. They attended Centre College together, where the two were also involved in Campus Outreach. Kristen and Tyler became husband and wife on January 28th, 2017, and their love for one another and their love for Jesus radiated throughout the entire day. They chose the rustic simplicity and natural beauty of Riverside Farm for their location to get ready, have their first look, and take bridal party pictures. Kristen got ready alongside her bridesmaids, mom, and aunts… and let me tell you, it was so sweet to watch her with her girls! They had so much fun laughing, dancing, and even listening to old rap songs as they curled their hair and applied their makeup. The bride beamed as she read a love letter from her groom and as her mom helped her slip into her simple yet stunning lace dress and classic pearl earrings.

Kristen and Tyler chose to do a “first look” on the front porch of the beautiful white farmhouse prior to the ceremony, and their nerves were immediately replaced with joy and excitement the moment Tyler turned around to see his bride. The ceremony was at Kristen and Tyler's church, Grace Presbyterian in Danville. Following their ceremony, they hosted friends and family for a reception at the Showroom in Danville. The reception was filled with barbeque, cake, dancing, sparklers, and smiles! Although the wedding took place during a colder winter month, it was a gorgeous day and warmed up enough to take several outdoor photos. The wedding party was so patient and laidback, even out in the chilly weather. We were blessed with lots of sunshine and a gorgeous landscape that highlighted the couple’s style perfectly.  Not only was Kristen and Tyler’s adoration for each other evident, but it was easy to see the love and support of their bridesmaids, groomsmen, family, and friends as well. Thank you to the Wesleys for choosing Becky Willard Photography for your day!

 

 

Johnson Wedding Featured on KentuckyBride.com

This wedding was one of my favorite 2016 weddings. Click on the link below to see all the pretty images from this beautiful southern wedding and to read the sweet things the couple had to say about their wedding day. 

https://www.kentuckybride.com/blog/2017/10/6/warrenwood-manor-wedding

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LOCATION: Danville, KY VENUE: Warrenwood Manor PHOTOGRAPHER: Becky Willard FLORIST: Ellis Florist and Gifts CATERER: Natalie Brown CAKE/DESSERTS: Anita Bertram and Sweets by Cindy RENTALS: Bryant's RentalsMUSIC: Greg Finger Band PAPER PRODUCTS: Elegant Wedding Invites HAIR: Sara Wages at Beauty Culture MAKEUP:Beauty Culture BRIDE'S ATTIRE: Sottero and Midgley "Tracey" Wedding Dress GROOM'S ATTIRE: Jos. A. Banks