Stephanie and Keith were married this past Friday at the bride's childhood home with their wedding reception at the Banquets of St. George in Schererville, Indiana. I first photographed the bride back in 2008 for a studio session and she has been following my work online. It was great to photograph her again for her wedding. The self described "book nerd" was a calm and confident bride and I really enjoyed capturing her big day and interacting with her and Keith's families who were all terrific.
Our day began with the maid of honor Anastasia styling her best friend's hair while the bride's furry canine friends ran around our feet trying to figure out what all the excitement was about. I knew a live musical performance was coming up later at the reception so I made sure to get detail shots of her Dad's guitar and her mandolin. Her mom was concerned about wrinkling the dress so she had a vintage mannequin on display for it to hang on. For the second time this year, Converse All Stars became the shoes of choice for the bride!!
Stephanie had told me about her parent's beautiful property in the back of their home and this is where we had our first look. Keith slowly turned to face his bride as friends and family looked on.
We then proceeded to take family photos and couple photos before the intimate afternoon ceremony which would take place adjacent to the home.
As you can see from the images above, Stephanie and Keith have a fun loving family. A couple of the guys even became part of my crew and I had to take a behind the scenes shot to show them working. Seriously though, it was humid as heck and I really appreciate them giving me a hand in taming the vicious sun!!
Stephanie's Dad performed the ceremony as a handful of family watched the young couple become husband and wife.
After the ceremony some major thunderstorms rolled in but at this point all were ready to party at the Banquets of St. George in Schererville. The dance floor was packed with well wishers. Just look at all of those happy faces!!
In lieu of a Father and Daughter dance, Stephanie and her dad decided to perform an acoustic version of the Barenaked Ladies' classic "if I Had A Million Dollars". It was a smash hit with a number of videos floating around online already. I loved it!!
I had so many opportunities for great candid photos at the reception as everyone was just so happy and smiling all of the time. I love playing the roving reporter at events and capturing all of the fun!!
I hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek look at Stephanie and Keith's wedding at the Banquets of St. George. Subscribe to the blog feed below and visit the Region Weddings Facebook page for more updates.