I thought about entitleing this post All You Need Is Love to reflect the classic cut from The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour vinyl album that was on display at David and Heather's summer wedding at Valparaiso University. The music fans and vinyl record collecting bride and groom had their guests write a message onto the record itself. They felt bad about it, but made sure they had multiple copies of the two records on display.
I chose to display their rings next to the most pertinent cut on the album as you will see below...
The warm sunny day began at Salon Amara in downtown Valparaiso where Heather got her hair and make up done while her daughter and bridesmaid Addison supervised...
Heather chose to wear flat shoes which was a very wise move considering the spectacular Church of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University has a very long entrance walk. As a wedding photographer, I love capturing the entrances at this majestic church and shooting wide to reveal the grandness of the large building. Even sweeter still was the bride being accompanied by both of her parents.
Heather and David have a great sense of humor so no wonder they had a couple of laughs with their pastor at the altar. We loved taking the big wide shots you see above of this beautifully large church as well as close moments like the first kiss up on the altar.
After a short meet and greet with family and friends after the ceremony, the bride and groom came back in for family photos as well as couples shots and the bride alone at the altar.
I really set out to capture the wonderful color of the stained glass windows as well as showcase the bride in the image below. Then it was outside for some crazy, fun wedding photos.
The wedding reception took place on the Valparaiso University campus as well. The outdoor terrace had friends hanging out during cocktail hour and we used this time to take candids of guests and the wedding party too. Then it was onto introductions and the youngest members of the wedding party certainly enjoyed their moment in the spotlight.
27 Entertainment also had the room beautifully lit as the bride and groom cut their plum colored cake.
The first dance was a real family affair as Heather and David invited their children up onto the floor as sounds of the Dave Matthews Band filled the room. Meanwhile guests were writing messages onto the couple's beloved Beatles album.
I hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek preview of Heather and David's summer wedding at The Chapel of the Resurrection on the campus of Valparaiso University. Please subscribe to this blog below and visit the Region Wedding Facebook page for more updates.