Throughout the years I have been in business, I have photographed many weddings and they all usually posses something unique and true to the bride and groom’s personality. This wedding was no exception to that. This wedding was unique in a way that I have never experienced this much joy, laughter, dancing, fun, and did I say dancing. You add in a spectacular venue that leaves you breathless at times and you have yourself a perfect wedding day. Joseph Decuis Farm in Roanoke, Indiana, where Taylor and Jalen were married, is just that type of venue. The custom invitations, rustic decor, amazing food, and relaxed setting was perfect for these two. They even had a fire pit to make s’mores!
This relaxed outside wedding was definitely enjoyable for all the guests. This dance floor was huge, and did I already mention that it was packed the entire night…it actually became more crowded as the night went one. Alomar DJ Service did not disappoint, and kept the party and energy up the entire time. The circle dance floor was surrounded by tall vines of hops and lights which gave it the perfect glow as the night went on.
The speeches were another favorite part of the evening. Taylor’s father greeted everyone and told the story about when Jalen and Taylor met in grade school and Jalen knew he wanted to marry Taylor at the young age of 11. Taylor’s sister then rapped her speech to the tune of The Prince of Belair, and everyone loved it!!
They ended their evening with a sparkler send off. All the guests were given long sparklers and lined up under a beautiful pergola as Taylor and Jalen ran to their getaway car. It was such a perfect day, I don’t think anyone wanted the night to end.
Here is what Taylor had to say about her wedding day…
“Jalen and I met as 11 year-old’s in the sixth grade, and by seventh grade he told me he was going to marry me one day. Round one of middle school dating did not go so well, but Jalen was persistent and won me over later in high school! Jalen and I have been best friends for over half of our lives, and we have grown immensely throughout the years. Our wedding day was so joyful and special because we got to celebrate that journey. Sharing our love and happiness with so many important people in our lives was absolutely incredible!”
Venue and Caterer: Joseph Decuis Farmstead
Invitations and Programs: Sommer Letter Co.
Hair and Make-Up: Intouch Salon Spa
Flowers: Armstrong Flowers
Cake: Sassie Cakes
Wedding Gown: One Fine Day Bridal Gown & Boutique
Decor: A Party Apart