I usually start my posts with an image of the bride and groom, but today we get a message of love from Ryan to his bride Nikki. It was an unexpected delivery of flowers that came after make up had been applied. Nikki decided to read it later because she knew she'd cry, but that didn't stop her bridesmaids (or me) from taking a look. :)
Our day started at the wonderful Accents on 45th in Highland, Indiana where the staff was just terrific. The entire salon was riveted to Nikki's spectacular hair all the way from the mussing to the finished style.
Next we made our way to Nikki's parent's home and I knew I had arrived at the right place due to the wedding decorations outside. Her parents have a wonderful home and the inside was wedding bliss as well with balloons and sayings of love. We used the front of their home for some bridesmaids photos along with nice formals as well.
After Nikki's mom helped lace up her dress I exited the room and looked back to see this wonderful light falling upon the bride and I took the following image.
We then made our way from Highland to Aberdeen Manor in Valparaiso where the outdoor ceremony and reception were to take place. We met up with Ryan and his groomsmen at a scenic area near the Aberdeen ballroom.
As guests arrived, Nikki and Ryan did a peek-a-boo non look at each other as each one stood on the opposite side of a door way while holding hands....
The weather was perfect for an outdoor ceremony and the seating in Aberdeen Manor courtyard was filled to capacity with friends and family.
For couple shots we went to the same area as the guy's photos for candid bride and groom portraits as well as a stroll through picturesque Valparaiso neighborhood. We broke away from the reception later in the evening for a night time picture at the Aberdeen Chapel adjacent to the ballroom.
The entire room rose and applauded when the newly married couple were introduced as Trans Audio provided the soundtrack.
The toast had lots of laugh as friends and family recounted funny moments in the couple's history. Soon it was time for a first dance as the room took on a blue hue in the darkened ballroom.
I hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek look at Nikki and Ryan's outdoor wedding at Aberdeen Manor in Valparaiso. Subscribe here and to the Region Weddings Facebook page for more updates and many more images to come.