On Saturday, I had the honor of being a groomsman at the wedding of my good friend David Erdely and his wife, Vicki Hayes. I've known Dave since first grade, and after going through elementary school, getting our Eagle Scout badges and surviving college, this seemed like the next logical, beautiful step. I was thrilled to be such a large part of his best day ever.
Of course, being a groomsman meant that I couldn't spend my time taking photos. Believe me, it was more than a fair trade-off; however, I still wanted to capture some images, the best of which appear below. Main photo duties that day belonged to local (and awesome) event photographer Lerin Morkal.
I must give most of the credit for the first photo to two people: fellow groomsman Jon Myers, who thought the balcony would be a great place to watch the wedding from; and organist Mark Herris, who snapped the shot for me as I stood with the wedding party. Although I thought of the idea of taking a photo from up there, I obviously couldn't do that myself. Thanks, Jon and Mark!
David, Vicki, the bridal party and Methodist pastor Todd Outcalt at Calvary United Methodist Church in Brownsburg, Ind. (Photo by Jon Myers, Alex Farris and Mark Herris)
Best man Jake Erdely pins a boutonniere on father of the groom Ron Erdely in the groom's room before the wedding.
David, outside, asks to come back inside the groom's room after taking pictures with Vicki.
David and Jake make sure they have the rings to use for the ceremony.
David and ushers Luke Baran, Trent Conway and Jim Abbott throw cards into a bowl before the wedding.
David receives a light tap from his mother, Ann, as the bridesmaids take photos behind the church.
Who's got a wife, a honeymoon and a good helping of awesomeness? This guy.
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