At times, Stephanie and Brett's wedding ceremony at Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso felt like a family reunion. The pews were packed and kids who were moving about from one family member to the other. They were all well behaved and it was sweet to see. Pastor Tim was very welcoming and had a great sense of humor thought the nuptials.
Our day started out at the groom's parent's home where Stephanie and her bridesmaids were getting ready. I had fun interacting with them and capturing all of the laughs. The bride was as calm as could be. Toni Dockery and Maria Blanco provided hair and make up.
It appears as though 2015 is the year for red haired brides!! I told Stephanie to "glam it up" with her new sunglasses that are no doubt being put to use on their honeymoon as I type this.
Our second photographer Kerrie captured the guy's getting ready and I took a few of Brett on the spectacular altar area at the church.
Soon it was ceremony time and all eyes were upon Stephanie as she walked down the aisle. We captured the ceremony from all angles with an emphasis on family interaction.
After family photos inside of the church, we took off to Ogden Garden in Valparaiso. At this point we had already heard tornado warning talk and when we got there a sprinkle of rain occurred. We had to hustle to get photographs in and as soon as we finished a major storm rolled in. I'm happy to report that we all survived the typhoon. :)
The reception took place at Ambassador Banquets in Hobart, Indiana. They have a very long dance floor that was perfect for wedding party introductions. Stephanie and Brett started the honeymoon early with those sunglasses!!
The reception featured 27 Entertainment with DJ services and live music. One of the biggest hits of the night was the incredible cupcake table by Laura Hecht. I stalked the long dance floor from end to end capturing the fun faces and crazy moments that were unfolding.
The first dances were in the center of the banquet room with our spotlight following the bride and groom along with their parents.
I hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek look at Stephanie and Brett's summer wedding. Stay tuned here and on social media for more images to follow.