One of the things I love about weddings at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton, Indiana is that you have a beautiful location no matter where you are on the property. Indoor wedding ceremonies such as Kelly and John's are just as beautiful as outdoor ceremonies. Let's take a look at this wonderful couple's big day - from their beautiful families coming together to the impeccably decorated ballroom complete with Hot Wheels classic cars as center pieces.
Our morning saw the bridesmaids in the bridal suite doing hair and make up as I captured moments and wedding details. Alaina the flower girl got a chance to try on the bride's shoes.
Many gifts were opened on this warm summer day - from the bride and groom gift exchange to mother of the bride and the friend who introduced the couple.
I took the bridesmaids out for pictures in the Sand Creek garden area while second photographer Kerrie photographed the guys in another area of the golf course. Soon it would be ceremony time...
The ceremony was officiated by Reverend Doug in the wonderful indoor space that overlooks the garden and golf course. Vows and rings were exchanged along with quite a few joyful laughs. The wine ceremony was very elegant with a sense of fun.
Wedding party and family photos were next and then I whisked the couple out to the garden for pictures as cocktail hour began. I joked that it seemed I was always photographing these two in the rain as droplets fell from the sky, just as they did for the couple's engagement session. This did give us some wonderful cloud cover and and dramatic background lighting on the golf course.
When I saw all of the Hot Wheels cars scattered about the ballroom at Sand Creek, all I could think was 'how cool is that'. Add on the enticing candy buffet, sea of red flowers and classic convertible cake topper and we had us some very cool wedding decor to photograph. Spinnin' Productions added the soundtrack as couple partied into the night.
This is merely a sneak peek look at Kelly and John's wedding at Sand Creek Golf Course in Chesterton, Indiana. Be sure to subscribe to this page below for more wedding stories from Northwest Indiana weddings as well as Chicago and Michigan weddings. Destination weddings will be added for 2017, so stay tuned.