Samantha and Tyler had a gorgeous summer day for their wedding at Aberdeen Chapel and The Market in Valparaiso. We also stopped by Taltree Arboretum for wedding party and couples photos.
Our day started in Crown Point at Thomas William Salon with beverages courtesy of Coopers Hawk, laughter and friendship from the bridesmaids and loving advice from mom.
Sammy got into her dress in the wonderful bridal suite at Aberdeen Manor just before her first look with Tyler in the garden.
Dad received a special tie courtesy of the bride while mom looked on.
Tyler is in the United States Navy and is stationed out in San Diego, CA right now. He and his guys celebrated with a pre-ceremony game of pool as second photographer Lauren captured the moments.
Samantha and Tyler's first look was a wonderfully private moment in the garden of Aberdeen Manor. We placed the groom under a shaded trellis as Sammy walked toward him.
The summer ceremony inside of the picturesque Aberdeen Chapel had lots of laughs with Reverend Doug Klukken presiding. Sammy and Tyler exited into the bright midday sun and soon we were back inside for family photos.
We spent the late afternoon at Taltree Arboretum taking wedding party and couple's photos at the beautiful nature preserve.
Taltree Arboretum is a great location for romantic wedding photos and we definitely used the gorgeous colors to our advantage.
Wedding days can be a real whirlwind, so if possible I like to have my couples take a break from pictures and just sit and talk for awhile. Of course, I am sneaking in some shots (as was the video crew at Whole Hearted Wedding Films) and these are often the most natural expressions.
We had a few puffy clouds in the eastern sky so made sure we got Tyler and Sammy up on the rolling hills at Taltree Arboretum where two clouds were nice enough to hover on each side of the newlyweds. Thanks Mother Nature!!
The Market in Valparaiso is a relatively new wedding venue and Samantha and Tyler had it decorated to the nines. The candles were beuatiful and the tribute to deceased grandparents (along with their wedding photos) was very touching.
The introductions featured a "flower toss" and the speeches were funny and emotional all at once. Soon it was cake cutting time, dinner and on to first dances.
I forgot to mention the delicious desserts and 27 Entertainment brought the noise...
I hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek look at Sammy and Tyler's summer wedding at The Chapel at Aberdeen and The Market in Valparaiso, Indiana. As always, please fill out the Contact Form to inquire about your big day. More images to come on Instagram and other social media listed below. Enjoy!!