Fall is upon us with temperatures falling, Autumn leaves in all kinds of colors and wedding season at it's peak!! Stephanie and Brett's October wedding saw us going from getting ready at the groom's parent's home to a first look at Taltree Arboretum and our final destination of Avalon Manor in Merrillville, Indiana.
Stephanie and her girls were in great spirits as I captured all of their laughs and all of their toasts! As their tee shirts stated - the bridesmaids got the bubbly, but Stephanie got a hubby!
Stephanie and Brett's first look at Taltree Arboretum in Valparaiso was filled with wonderfully real emotion. After this private moment that we captured from a distance, we went all around the nature preserve with the wedding party and eventually ended with some romantic photos of the soon to be married couple.
From the glistening sun poking through the colorful trees to the blue skies and the lake, we pretty much had a gorgeous backdrop every way we turned. We heard a few farm animals on the loose as well.
The bridesmaids each had their own sign showing their connection to Stephanie. It was a nice continuation of Stephanie and Brett's engagement photos from last Fall.
Stephanie's dress was just perfect and I especially loved the texture within it. We took a few wide shots to show off the dress as well as the picturesque nature all around us.
We lined up the wedding party up on top of the rolling hills at the entrance of Taltree Arboretum with the sun shining brightly behind them. Then it was time for some cute blowing kisses pictures before we took off for the early evening ceremony.
The outdoor ceremony at Avalon Manor saw every seat full along with a standing crowd in the back. Two acoustic guitar players strummed and sang as the wedding party entered and exited. Stephanie and Brett were grinning ear to ear through their vows and raised their hands in the air in celebration as they were pronounced husband and wife.
After family photos it was time to go inside for cake cutting and speeches. Oh, the decor and candy buffet from How Sweet It Is Events was simply SPECTACULAR!!
I hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek look at Stephanie and Brett's Fall wedding at Avalon Manor. Stay tuned to social media for more images. As always, please fill out the Contact Form to inquire about your wedding date.