Mike and Danielle were married at the Old Crown Point Courthouse in Crown Point, Indiana as part of the Get Hitched promotion to help preserve the legacy of the historic building. To learn more about this promotion, please visit the Get Hitched website.
The wedding took place on July 5th just after Independence Day celebrations. We started out at Glamour Hair Design in Valparaiso. I always try to capture all the laughter and fun that often takes place at the Getting Ready sessions on the wedding day and that was pretty easy with these girls!! They simply couldn't stop laughing and goofing off. I guess they got pretty used to me being there and the cocktails may have played a part too. :)
The flower girl fit right in with this group as she was not camera shy in anyway. Here she is with the bride just before taking off to the Crown Point wedding ceremony.
Soon we were inside the Grand Old Lady which is the nickname for the old Crown Point courthouse located on Main Street in the downtown square. The father of the bride walked her down the aisle with friends and family looking on.
The groom gave her a surprise dip during their first kiss as the pastor roared with approving laughter.
Family wedding photos took place outside the building in front of the steps. Well wishers honked their horns as they drove around the shopping square.
The groom was all smiles on his wedding day...
After family portraits we took a 3 minute drive to the Ellendale Farm neighborhood in Crown Point for romantic wedding photos along the lake.
The Crown Point flavor continued as guests were treated to a candy bar with swirled lollipops as the bride and groom did their first dance in the courthouse Bali ballroom.