As you can tell from the cute sign, Zach and Olivia were very involved in the design of their outdoor wedding at The Gardens on the Prairie in Lowell, Indiana. I'm sure many of the guests took a photo of this as they entered the picturesque grounds of the landscape haven. This was a special location for the groom as he is a former employee there.
The day started out in Crown Point at the house of Olivia's parents. It's sits up on a lovely hill with great landscaping. Here is a photo of the bridemaids out on the back patio enjoying the summer day and all that goes with a June wedding.
Inside, Olivia's mom had set up a Bride's Room with decor that incorporated their engagement photos and a thank you card from the bride to her wedding party and guests.
Olivia and Zach had what is called a First Look and I wanted to capture her looking for him and of course him reacting to her in the wedding dress for the first time and again as they came together. I then combined the photos into this First Look Collage...
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From there we did a variety of formals with wedding party as well as the soon to be newlyweds like this kiss in one of the gardens at this scenic Lowell landmark.
Here are all the groomsmen showing off their matching socks. Soon it would be time for the outdoor ceremony to begin.
Pride and enjoy is the best way to describe the looks upon father and daughter as they walk down the aisle on this wonderful summer day.
Zach and Olivia are a very warm and loving couple. I've met them several times and of course spent their wedding day (and night) with them and that has showed every time. It's definitely something I wanted to show off in their wedding photos and this holding of hands at the ceremony is one of many with that warm glow to it.
Their wedding reception took placed at Croation Hall in Crown Point, Indiana where they took their first dance in this softly focused photo...
Once again, this is only a sneak peek. Many more images from Zach and Olivia's June wedding at Gardens on the Prairie will be following soon. The editing process has just begun. Be sure to subscribe to the Merrillville Wedding Photographer Journal here on this page and give us a like on Facebook. Links for both are on the right hand side of this page.