Prepare yourselves. This bride’s story is going to bring out all the feels today. A story so sweet, it reinforces your belief in teachers who aim to inspire their students to become the best version of themselves. This little fairytale is making national headlines: Students become part of bride’s wedding day – just as they begin to return to classrooms across the nation. When Indianapolis elementary school teacher, Marielle from IPS Butler Lab School, began thinking about choosing her flower girl and ring bearer – the only darlings that came to mind were her students! Photographers Cory & Jackie tell the moving story about her entire class of 20 kindergarten and first graders from behind their lens. Not only is the story beautiful, but the entire wedding is full of steal-worthy moments. With planner Indy Gigz at the helm, they together drew inspiration from Marielle’s Hayley Paige gown to create a soft, romantic dreamy ambience with blushes and golds.
Students Become Part of Bride’s Wedding Day
The little details of Marielle’s wedding day were very important to her, making Indy Gigz a perfect match as her planner. From the sparkling Hayley Paige ball gown and petal pink Hayley Paige Occasions bridesmaids to the gold deckled edges of the Noteworthy Paper paper suite and Meg Catherine Florals muted medley of pastel arrangements at the Grand Hall at Historic Union Station, each element was thoughtfully chosen. Including who would be part of her wedding party. The 20 students walked down the aisle each wearing all white and carrying garland that complimented the décor elements she chose for her ceremony at First Baptist Church, using the Pantone color of the year – Greenery. For some of these children, Marielle and Mike’s wedding would be the first they ever attended. According to the couple’s local news station Fox59, where the story was first reported, Keller said: “They mean the world to me. The kids and their families were part of the whole wedding planning process with me and gave me so much support along the way. They are a huge part of who I am and it would not have felt right to not have them there.”