Matt and Mallory, aka Lord and Lady Seip had a true winter wedding with snow on the ground for their first look at Lake County Fairgrounds. Harry Potter sorcery and some Game of Thrones decor also took its place among Christmas lights at Free Spirit Church as well as the reception at Cloister in the Woods.
Our day started at Mallory's parents' home where I found spirits flowing along with flowers made from an actual Harry Potter novel. We had a fun first look with the bridesmaids and we were off to the old covered bridge at Lake County Fairgrounds.
Second photographer Kerrie covered the guys prep at House Lannister which consisted of securing the bowties, drinking beer and admiring the leg lamp from A Christmas Story. Soon these groomsmen would be abandoned at the snowy bridge as the limo went to pick up the bridesmaids.
I had Matt in the center of the old covered bridge at Lake County Fairgrounds as Mallory made her way down through the snow and ice toward him. Lord Seip slowly turned around and embraced Lady Mallory. It was a wonderful moment...
I have to admit, Mallory was handling the cold a lot better than I was as my fingers went numb during some of the outdoor portraits!! The snow looked gorgeous clinging to the tall trees of the fairgrounds though. The bridesmaids did a great job too, battling the elements as they all took a stroll down the icy paths of the wooded area.
I'm unsure if the groomsmen were warming up the bride or if she was doing that for them! The bridesmaids all brought along signs that declared their relationship with Mallory - fun stuff. A few more snow filled winter wedding photos and soon we were off to Free Spirit Church for the ceremony.
I kept hearing reports from guests arriving to the church that the weather had taken a turn for the worst. Soon we would find out as we stopped by the Crown Point Square after the ceremony. For the moment though, we were nice and toasty as Lord and Lady Seip said "I Do".
After family photos, we made a quick stop to downtown Crown Point for bride and groom pictures and then made our way to Cloister In The Woods in Munster. We stopped by the courtyard there for some images while second photographer Kerrie photographed the Harry Potter themed decor.
A saber dual broke out during introductions as a bit of Star Wars made it's way into the Harry Potter and Game of Thrones mix.
This was a dancing crowd for sure and they filled the floor after Matt and Mallory's first dance. No one cared about the ice and snow as they danced the night away in celebration!!
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