Autumn was in full swing for Tara and Scott's November wedding. Colors were at their fullest and leaves covered the walkways at Lake County Fairgrounds where we went for pictures. We had a very calm day temperature wise too. But enough with this weather report, let's get to their big day which started off with bridal prep at Hampton Inn in Valparaiso, Indiana.
Tara hired an on site masseuse for her and her bridesmaids to take advantage of during breaks in hair and make up. The visiting children were adorable with lots of laughs all around. Things got real as the girls all gathered around to help Tara into her dress and get the lacing all done. She looked beautiful and soon we were off to the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point for the first look of the bride and groom.
Scott stood just outside the old covered bridge as Tara walk through it to be received by his open arms as they turned toward each other. It was a wonderful and heartfelt moment. They looked positively giddy as they looked at each other.
I photographed Tara and her bridesmaids while second photographer Bridget handled the guys photos. You can almost hear the crunch of the fall leaves in some of these shots.
Scott and Tara strolled the park as the wedding party made their way toward Signature Banquets and the early evening ceremony there. I tried to incorporate as much of those wonderful Autumn leaves as I could into our photos.
The ceremony took place inside Signature Banquets in Lowell, Indiana complete with a double sized wagon for the kids and a champagne toast for the adults.
The purple and blue uplighting added to the party ambiance and guests "got down" literally on the dance floor.