With a double header wedding weekend and rain chances in the forecast, Kristen and I started Madalyn and Corey’s wedding out with a bang.
We could tell from the start that it was going to be a good day, and oh boy, was it! From a SUPER fun wedding party, to a beautiful ceremony, and incredible reception - it was AWESOME - even when the rain started and the humidity kept fogging up lenses!
The moment we walked into the bridal suite at the Courtyard Marriott, we were surrounded by bridesmaids who were just adoring of Madalyn. If there was ever a group of gals that you could tell had the back of their bride, it was this group. From finding details for us to hauling all of Madalyn’s precious items to the Ritz Charles, these girls were gems!!
And that’s not even the half of it! To all the groomsmen out there, this was a group to emulate. Corey, you have one fantastic wolf pack that is devoted to having fun and keeping you calm - and it was AWESOME to be apart of the laughter from morning to night!
More than anything, though, we could tell that Maddy and Corey were MADE for each other. Truly - they were! From the moments of blissful peace during their first look to the first dance where they swayed in each other’s arms while looking at each other with the most loving eyes - we could tell :)
Maddy and Corey, Thank you for the privilege of capturing your day! It was AMAZING, and thank you to the incredible vendor team that made their day so smooth!!!
Full Vendor List:
Florist: McNamara Florist
DJ : Jared Gilbert
Hair Stylist: Dakota Matt
Makeup Artist: Dakota Matt
Officiant: Lynde Bratton
Cake Vendor: Ritz Charles
Caterer: Ritz Charles
Rentals: Ritz Charles
Bartender: Ritz Charles
Dessert / Appetizer Bars: Ritz Charles
Bridal Gown: Marie Gabriel Couture
Reception Venue: Ritz Charles
Ceremony Venue: Ritz Charles
Groom’s Suit/Tux: The Black Tux
Menswear: The Black Tux
Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu
Stationary / Invitations: Minted
Corey asked me so many times before today, “have you written your speech? Have you written your speech?” And I told him “I make masterpieces in a day, it’s my job.” I’m a reporter and for those that don’t know me, I’m Adam, Corey and I have been best friends since we were three years old.
Growing up down the street from one another, I couldn’t have asked for a better friend to grow up with. As kids, we spent our summers swimming in the Munster pool and running around the streets of Munster.
In high school, we swam together and Corey was our leader. There was one night our senior year around the time of Halloween where we thought it would be a good idea to steal pumpkins off of peoples porches, put them in the grinch AKA my green minivan and big red AKA Greg’s SUV, and either smashed them or threw them in a retaining pond. And we did that sober...
Other times, we always ended up in someone’s basement, drinking vodka out of water bottles and sneaking beer anyway we could. Man I miss those days. But after graduation, we would only see each other on holiday breaks. And that meant more basements.
A year ago when I was home, we all hadn’t seen each other in over year... we were on a bender for a month. It was during that time at home, corey told me he wanted me to be his best man… I damn near fainted. That would also be one of the several times before today that I met Maddy, work keeps me away from home a lot.
When I’m driving, I always call Corey and he gushes about how awesome Maddy is and that he couldn’t wait for this day to get here. Corey, you’re the best friend a man could ask for. More importantly, you two deserve all the happiness in the world.
At this point, I’d like to propose a toast. If everyone could raise their glass... May your marriage be filled with laughter and love.
And may this be just the beginning of a great romance. I hope I did okay with this. Here's to the bride and groom. Cheers!