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It's a wonderful thing to capture spectacular Autumn colors at outdoor Fall wedding ceremonies. Maureen and Brett chose the beautiful Ogden Gardens in Valparaiso for their wedding ceremony and formal wedding photos.
This late September gathering of family and friends saw the bride and groom sharing a tender laugh just before being declared man and wife. Part of their ceremony ritual had them turning each others hands palms up during their vows...
Before the ceremony began, we took outdoor photographs to take advantage of the colorful foliage. Here the flower girl plays with the scattered Fall leaves. The yellow and orange tinge to the leaves complimented the little girls dress perfectly.
Maureen's matron of honor was similarly decked out in an Autumn colored dress as she posed with the bride for a quick shot outside of her parent's home in Valparaiso.
After doing family photos at Ogden Gardens, the wedding party headed to the beach for some fun shots. Soon we were arriving at the reception site of Cloister in the Woods in Munster. In the lobby I was greeted by one of the framed engagement photos I took of the happy couple at my Crown Point portrait studio...
The groom was all smiles as he swayed with his bride during their first dance in the middle of the Munster banquet hall's ballroom floor.
After dinner, the party began with the newlywed game played this night with bottles of beer courtesy of 219 Productions in Highland, Indiana.
I hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek at at Maureen and Brett's wedding at Ogden Gardens in Valparaiso. To keep updated and to see more images, subscribe here to the Journal and give us a "like" on the SBV Photography Facebook page. More to come!!