Karina and Abimael had a wonderful summer day for their Catholic wedding ceremony at St. Casimir Church in Hammond, Indiana. My morning was spent at the bride's Aunt's home for prep for the big day while second photographer Lauren was at the couple's home capturing the guys.
The groom had his best man deliver a box of flowers and a card for his bride to be and the happy tears flowed. Karina almost held it together for the sake of her make up, but not really. :)
The early afternoon wedding at St. Casimir Church saw the groom getting a pep talk from his groomsmen and one of the flower girl's watched in awe as Karina came down the aisle with her father. The bride and groom carried on the tradition of the Spanish lasso rosary signifying the unifying of the couple together in marriage for their entire lives. They exited to bubbles and a BRIGHT summer sun.
One of the things I like to do on super bright sunny days is to utilize the sun to my advantage in different ways. At times I might create a sun star for a dramatic wedding photo with sun flare shooting toward the bride and groom. Other times, a more dreamy bride and groom wedding picture is in order. For Karina and Abimael's wedding photos, we went all around Centennial Park getting a little bit of both.
The wedding party just rocked it as we went all around the park in the heat and blistering sun. I can tell that these are really good friends of the bride and groom and their love for the happy couple really showed.
The love-fest continued as we took the party to St. Elijah Serbian American Hall in Merrillville, Indiana. Sister of the bride shed a few tears as Karina danced with her Dad. The groomsmen celebrated with shots at the bar and the happy couple sliced up the biggest chunk of wedding cake I've seen yet!! The groom has good reflexes and didn't lose any of it. :)