The bride and groom pose in between paintings at the Radisson Hotel in Merrillville, Indiana.
If there is one thing that I came away with from Ashley and Cordale's wedding at the Radisson Hotel is that these two really, really wanted to get married. From the exciting first look at the grand piano to Cordale's smiles during the ceremony as Ashley came down the aisle accompanied by her Father, it was all very apparent. Heck, scroll down below to the first dance shot and look at that smile on the groom's face!!
The day started out in the Birch Room where the girls got ready. Some champagne was poured, make up applied, hair styled and a cocktail in the lounge to calm the soon to be Mrs. Franklin's nerves.
After Ashley got into her dress, we took portraits of her with the first look with Cordale to happen soon after. We were going for a classy elegance near the grand piano at the very back of the hotel ballrooms.
Excitement was in the air for the first look. A few bridesmaids looked on as Ashley and Cordale slowly turned toward each other and finally kissed...
After emotions settled down, we then walked all over the hotel taking couple's shots. From the staircase and it's patterned skylights to two comfy chairs in a hallway where I noticed the lights above were forming a heart. Ashley and Cordale got nose to nose, eyes closed. No kissing allowed!! :)
The wedding ceremony took place in one of the Radisson Hotel ballrooms. As I stated before, Cordale was overjoyed as Ashley came down the aisle with family and friends looking on.
After family photos and before the reception began, wedding party photos were taken at the entrance of the hotel lobby. Special thanks to the staff of Radisson in Merrillville for helping us move all of the furniture for the large group shot.
Soon it was party time and emotions ran high during the speeches of the best man. The first dance in the celebrity ballroom saw the couple spotlighted by my lighting assistant with family and friends cheering them on.
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