Erika and Mitch brought wind, rain, hail, fog, glam, football, the Great Gatsby and more to their epic wedding at Saint Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church and the incredible The Allure wedding venue.
Our day started with myself capturing getting ready in The Allure bridal suite with Brittany Hennings and Under The Veil handling all of the beauty. Second photographer Doug was with the guys at Blue Chip Casino.
When I arrived at the church, the wind just about took the door off of my car. I knew were were in for some bad weather, but hoped it would just last through the ceremony while we were inside. St. Stan’s is a massive church and i always love to capture some of it’s architecture while there. After the ceremony, rain had stopped enough for an exit then it was back inside for family photos.
Erika had an incredible veil so we definitely wanted to show it off. After church pictures we had planned to cruise around downtown Michigan City, but rain foiled that. When we got back to Laporte we had an opportunity for some pictures by the lake. Then…. a hail storm struck with a huge gust of wind!! What to do? Keep taking pictures of course!! Nothing like a stormy sky with some beautiful newlyweds in the foreground.
After dodging the wind / hail / rain that was off and on, we went inside The Allure for more pictures. Everybody was in a loose mood at this point so shook it up with some fun shots.
The Allure was especially spectacular with the Great Gatsby theme. 27 Entertainment had the dance floor packed all night and the bride groom celebrated in more fog for their first dance.
The bride and groom exited to glow sticks as Katy Perry tunes blasted from inside.
This is merely a sneak peek look at Erika and Mitch’s epic wedding at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church with a wedding reception at The Allure. Stay tuned on social media below fore more images from this wedding and others. As always, please fill out the Contact Form to inquire about wedding photography for your big day.