Evan and Stephanie's June wedding reception at Aberdeen Manor in Valparaiso had some of the most emotional speeches of any wedding I've photographed. Incredibly heartfelt words from the maid of honor, best man, brides brother and the respective fathers of the bride and groom. Their summer wedding also featured some incredibly fun moments on the dance floor. Aberdeen Manor was decorated beautifully as the bride and her father took to the floor for their dance. Music was provided by 27 Entertainment.
The bride and her maid of honor spent their college years supporting one another and many emotional and fun stories were told during her toast to the bride.
Stephanie and Evan's summer wedding actually started out in Crown Point at the Thomas William Hair Salon for hair, makeup and a few laughs with mom and the bridesmaids.
The laughs continued at the parents of the bride's home in Lakes of the Four Seasons. We took detail shots as the girls got dressed and did a few fun photos in the living area of their home.
It was my female assistant's idea to have all the girls blow kisses at me up in the balcony, but i certainly didn't mind. They are a fun bunch and we went back and forth between some staged fun shots and candids as they prepared to take off for the ceremony at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.
We used window light once again for a bridal portrait and it gave Stephanie a wonderfully warm glow. We backlit her beautiful veil with some of our lighting during this rare moment of wedding day tranquility.
When we arrived at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Valparaiso, we immediately took the groom out to the farm field for an outdoor portrait in his tuxedo. We also took formal shots of his family inside the church as we waited for Stephanie's arrival.
Emotions were all over the place for the ceremony. The ring bearer made a stop to visit me as he made his way toward the altar. This brought on quite a bit of laughter. Minutes later, joyful tears ran down the bride's face as she walked down the aisle with her Dad.
Family photos took place inside the church after the ceremony along with a few portraits of the bride and groom at the altar.
The bridal party and I snuck off to Deep River Park in the late afternoon for couple's shots and some fun wedding party group photos before taking off for Aberdeen Manor Ballroom for the reception.
I hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek at Evan and Stephanie's June wedding ceremony at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and reception at Aberdeen Manor Ballroom in Valparaiso, Indiana. For more updates, stay tuned to this Journal and like the Facebook Page listed below this posting.