We had a threat of rain (maybe it did rain a little) at Ashley and Kevin's summer wedding at The Pavilion at Sandy Pines in Demotte, Indiana. However, with my weather controlling skills that came with my camera kits I was able to send the clouds away and soon we saw sun peaking through the blue skies of the golf course!! :)
The bridal suite at Sandy Pines is simply spectacular as was the "bridal squad" who I spent the morning with as they readied for the big day. Second photographer Kerrie was up in the second floor man cave as the groomsmen prepped for the big day.
The bridal suite has a full on kitchen where fruit and juice were served as well as a gigantic Subway sandwich for lunch. I had a lot of laughs with everyone as I roamed the building capturing moments and detail shots.
I did some quick shots of the girls while Kerrie photographed the guys and then we were off to St. Paul Catholic Church in Valparaiso.
It was a wonderful moment as the crowd rose and Ashley and her Dad entered the church. A "groom to be" with hid Daddy holding him up seemed quite interested as Ashley and Kevin lit candles together at the altar. The entire congregation lined up outside of St. Paul Catholic Church as colorful bubbles filled the air. Even the bride and groom got into the act.
We took family photos inside the church and then we were off again to Sandy Pines where we had fun with the wedding party and I took Ashley and Kevin around the grounds of the golf course for their couples shots.
Kevin said he was ready to dip his bride and he did not disappoint. Soon it would be time for introductions and dinner underneath the pavilion.
The reception started off with the father of the bride teaching the groom a new language - "Ashley speak" as the toast became more of a roast to his "sweet pea". It was a lot of fun as was dancing, a sorority photo and more.