This Ingenhuett on High wedding is a long time coming. Like so many, AJ and Ryan kept pushing plans for their wedding due to Covid-19. But everything works out exactly as it should when it should, and they were able to have their dream wedding with all of their family and friends.
AJ and Ryan
Ryan, an ultra runner, and AJ, a dancer and engineer, love the great outdoors, playing games, watching movies, and sharing some good bourbon together.
They originally met nine years ago at a 5k race in Philly. These two dated long distance for two years before Ryan accepted a job in Austin, Texas. Two years later, they bought a home together. Shortly after, Ryan proposed to AJ while on a riverside jog during their Thanksgiving vacation in Philly/New Jersey. And, of course, AJ said, “yes!”
And although they had to plan their wedding four times over the course of 4 years … the process brought them even closer and stronger as a couple. They ended up having an intimate ceremony in New Jersey in 2021. A year later, they’re celebrating their big Ingenhuett on High wedding.
It was a blessing to have been a part of their reception and love story. These two have such big hearts and so much love they share and give, all which was reflected in their big day. It was such a joy to be able to capture all of it!!
Ingenhuett on High Wedding
Because AJ wore her wedding gown when they eloped, there was no need for a first look. So we went straight into their couples’ portraits:
Anyone else so obsessed with this venue?! Plus, how beautiful is this koi pond?!
Once upon a time, this venue was “a vital part of the town of comfort as a general store, bank, John Deere dealership, and post office. Traces of the past, such as the bank vault can still be found in the venue. It is the uniqueness of Ingenhuett that truly sets it apart from other venues.”
AJ and Ryan chose to do things a little differently. They wanted to mingle with their guests before directing everyone for a quick vow renewal. So they spent this time greeting their guests with hugs, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres.
Everyone was directed to the ceremony site where the couple’s officiant blessed them again, one year after he married them in their New Jersey elopement.
AJ, being a professional dancer, and Ryan wanted to surprise their guests with a tango. They succeeded in surprising everyone when AJ met Ryan on the dance floor in a fiery red dress and they rocked the tango!
It’s the end of the night. The happy couple made a grand exit out of Ingenhuett on High …
To move the party across the street where they rented out a bar and partied the night away!
Ingenhuett on High Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Planner: Leeding Events ♥ Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero ♥ Wedding Venue: Ingenhuett on High ♥ Floral: HEB Blooms ♥ Catering: Texas Prime Catering ♥ Wedding Band: Royal Dukes Band ♥ Bartenders: Bartenders and Dreams ♥ Rentals: Parties by Design ♥ Photographer: Sweet Memories Photography ♥ Videographer: Farid Zarrinabadi