Wedding at St. Ann's Church in Lansing, Illinois

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The beautiful bride above is Michele whose wedding to Nick took place at St. Ann's Church in Lansing Illinois.  It was quite warm for a June wedding, but a gorgeous day nonetheless.

This sneak peek will take us through the Getting Ready sessions at Vanis Salon and Day Spa in Schererville, Indiana all the way up to the reception at Chetniks Memorial Hall.

I can't say enough about Vanis and the staff there.  It's a great atmosphere to prepare for your wedding day with all of your bridesmaids.  Everything from the artwork on the walls to small details like the soft lighting in the makeup area made for a great experience.

Michele and her daughter Elizabeth got their hair done together.  Her little girl was somewhat scared of me at first, but as the day went on she warmed up and began posing for my camera with ease.  I like taking the little kid candids, but it always helps to gain their trust as you try to photograph them.

Wedding party formals took place before and after the ceremony at Centennial Park in Munster.  It's a popular destination with a few outdoor wedding going on when we arrived to take photographs.  I'm fond of the fun wedding party group photo on the golf carts that are assembled by the clubhouse.

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St. Ann's Church in Lansing, Illinois was the destination for this Catholic wedding ceremony.  It is located right on Ridge Road.

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Chetniks Memorial Hall is located on Route 30 just behind Illiana Speedway in Schererville.  The reception kicked off with the introduction of the twin junior bridesmaids mugging for the camera...

The bride and groom were awash in red light for their first dance of the evening.  Michele's husband Nick proved to be quite the king of the dance floor.  Stay tuned to this blog and the SBV Photography Facebook Page for images from Michele and Nick's June wedding.  Thanks for taking a look at this sneak peek!!