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Community Life Center Wedding | Leanne + Dustin


It was a day that had been a long time coming.  They met at Purdue a few years back, and they knew in their hearts that they had both found exactly who they were searching for.  Both of them have eyes that sparkle, and when they are together, they sparkle that much more.  Leanne and Dustin planned a beautifully unique outdoor ceremony, surrounded by loved ones and friends.  It’s safe to say that they made everyone’s eyes sparkle more on their special day, because we were all lucky enough to witness their love, professed in front of all present, from that day forward to walk as one.  Ohhhh, Leanne and Dustin!  Thank you for the privilege of documenting such an important day in your lives, it means so much to me.  You are both so warm, so caring, so full of life and love, and I’m so glad I was there to share in it all.  Congratulations to you both!  I hope you had a fabulous time in sunny Jamaica!  Friends and family can view Leanne and Dustin’s entire online gallery here.  Sit back, relax, and get ready for a super long post to start your weekend!

The day started with hair and makeup at Leanne’s salon. 
Then it was time to the gorgeous ceremony and reception venue, Indianapolis’ Community Life Center.  

Dustin surprised his bride-to-be with a sweet note and a little blue box, a Tiffany box to be precise. Needless to say, Leanne was very excited, as they had previously agreed not to exchange wedding gifts.  Let’s just say the whole bridal suite was singing Dustin’s praises. 

Leanne’s wedding gown was an absolute dream to photograph!

Meanwhile, the guys hung out in the boardroom.  

Dustin has an awesome group of friends.  Thank you, guys, for being so much fun!

Back in the bridal suite, Leanne finished preparing for their First Look. More on this in a moment…

When I first met with Leanne and Dustin, they had already decided that they didn’t want to see each other prior to the ceremony.  After all, that is a traditional wedding day…well, tradition.   However, after realizing how tight their wedding day timeline was, they decided to go ahead and do a First Look. And I’m so very glad they had this special time together! 

As you can tell, Dustin was overwhelmed at the sight his lovely bride-to-be.  It was so sweet to witness. 

 I wasn’t the only one who thought so…squirrels ran in, out, and around us during their portraits…
I think they were just so excited to share this private bridge surrounded by green trees with such an adorable couple. 

Love both of these, favorites!

 Then it was time to head back to prepare for the ceremony.  
Leanne, you are gorgeous!

Beaming, love it!

Squirrels weren’t the only animals celebrating Leanne and Dustin’s wedding day…two geese took off in flight during the blessing!  Favorite!
Love this!

They were SO excited!!!


Two handsome guys!

Such a good looking bridal party!
And an enthusiastic one at that!  You guys were awesome!

Completely adorable!

While the guests made their way to cocktail hour, we ventured off for more portraits.  The sun came out and it was such a pretty evening!

You two are stunning!

 Oh, the light was amazing!

 It’s a good thing I can have more than one favorite, 
because this image is another big-time favorite of mine. 

After portraits, it was time for the bridal party to make their grand entrance into the beautifully detailed ballroom.  Love this venue!!!

All of the groomsmen wore superhero shirts under their tuxes!  

All eyes were on the newlyweds as they danced their way around the pink ballroom.  

Little did the bride and her father know that they’d be scored on their dance, which was wonderful, and received great reviews from the panel.  😉

It was such a nice night that we just had to take advantage of it!

Love, love, love!


 The bride’s uncle kept guests dancing all night long!

Stealing a kiss in the photo booth!

 Superman takes flight!

Leanne and Dustin, your wedding was perfectly amazing!  I wish you both all the best!  
Can’t wait to see you soon!

To see more from Leanne and Dustin’s Community Life Center Wedding, please feel free to watch the following slideshow: 

  1. Anonymous says:

    MAGNIFICENT!!! What a BEAUTIFUL couple & wedding!!! Another GREAT job, Stephanie!!!


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