It had to be July 14th. “It doesn’t matter where, but it has to be July 14th.” This is what Maggie told me when I met with her and Eric for the first time. They had no venue. However, on July 14th the sun came out in force with a blue sky and puffy clouds over Heston Hills Event Center In Laporte, Indiana.
Our day started early in the morning at her parent’s house in Valparaiso. Soon we would make our way to the The Brewery Lodge in Michigan City where a close group of friends and family would arrive for the celebratory wedding ceremony.
Second photographer Kerrie was capturing groom and groomsmen prep as family filled the ceremony room. The bride’s father officiated the proceedings and peppered the vows with humor that kept the couple on their toes.
After family pictures we took off to Heston Hills Event Center in Laporte, Indiana and strolled the picturesque grounds with it’s lake, boats, metal gazebo and the white picket fence that borders the grounds for romantic and fun wedding photos.
When I asked Eric if he was up for dipping his wife for a picture he responded with an enthusiastic YES!!
Dinner was inside the Heston Hills Event Center where first dances and cake cutting also happened. The room was decorated in books, movies and cameras and cupcakes for the taking. Then it was time for the outdoor wedding reception featuring music, games, a garter and bouquet toss and tons of fun, candid moments to capture.