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Maureen and Brett held their outdoor fall wedding ceremony at the beautiful Ogden Gardens in Valparaiso, Indiana. It's tucked away in a neighborhood in the northern section of town. It's a bit of a secret garden for Northwest Indiana weddings, but can get booked up quickly in the Autumn with all of it's Fall color.
The day started at the nearby house of the bride's parents. Her brother was helping out with the tying of the dress and having a few laughs with Maureen's proud mom and the bridesmaids looking on.
Before leaving for the ceremony, we stepped outside into the nice Fall scenery for family photos with the bride's parents along with the cute flower girl.
When we arrived at Ogden Garden, there was a flurry of acitivity including a string trio playing soft classical music and family members helping out the groom's grandmother with her flower lapel.
Soon the outdoor wedding ceremony began with an overflow crowd of friends and family looking on.
While there were a few teary eyed moments, for the most part the fun natured couple had many a smile as they exchanged vows in the afternoon sun.
After the ceremony, the couple took a romantic stroll along the picturesque Ogden Garden walkway.
For some fun wedding party photos, we made a detour to the beach before going to the party at Cloister in the Woods reception hall.
Not to be outdone, the groom gets lifted by the bridesmaids at Indiana Dunes in an homage to the bride's fun photo.
If i could have wrestled it from the beach goers hands, i'd have had the groomsmen flying these kites. Instead I had them do the classic Reservoir Dogs walk toward the camera with the kites flying high above their heads.
Congratulations to Maureen and Brett for their marriage at the beautiful Ogden Gardens in Valparaiso!!