Ceremony at Nativity of Our Savior Catholic Church in Portage

Ryan and Sara are so made for each other!!  I could just feel the warmth while photographing their wedding ceremony at Nativity of Our Savior Catholic Church in Portage, Indiana.  I'm posting this sneak peek of wedding photos on their one week anniversary!!  Hopefully they are still in town to enjoy.

Sara's parents looked extremely proud while walking their daughter down the aisle as the bright sun shown outside behind them...

The sun rays were so powerful that they shined through the roof pillars of the church onto the bride and groom throughout their wedding ceremony.

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The father of the groom was one of the readers during the wedding at the Portage church as were many family and friends.

The sister and maid of honor to the bride was very helpful to my assistant and I throughout the day by tending to her dress as we eventually took outdoor photographs on this windy day.

Our first outdoor photo opportunity was right outside the Nativity of Our Savior Catholic Church next to the Virgin Mary sculpture.

Our next outdoor stop was the beach at Portage River Walk.  We battled with bright sun and wind, but prevailed.  thanks to the bride and groom for toughing it out.  Many more images from our beach session to come!!

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The reception took place at The Chateau Banquet Hall in Merrillville, Indiana.  The wedding party got out of the hot sun underneath the gazebo for an informal wedding photo...

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The mariachi band that kicked things off at the wedding reception was fantastic.  Many of them took turns serenading the bride and groom and entertaining the guests during dinner at The Chateau.

The bride and groom's family decorated the hall with some really unique decorations.  I will have photographs of the ice sculptures soon.  This wedding bell sits alone ready for guests to ring for the bride and groom to kiss.

Here Sara and Ryan toast each other just after the father of the bride gave an emotionally filled speech proclaiming great love and pride for his daughter.  One of the best reception speeches I have heard.  Great job Dad!!

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