Happy Monday everyone! Hopefully everyone has had a terrific start to the week despite this yuck weather we are having in good ole Fort Wayne, Indiana. I am so SO excited to showcase this wedding from December I couldn’t have hand picked a more beautiful bride (or handsome groom). Jess and Nick’s wedding was the final one of 2012 and what a way to end the season!
Without further holdup, I give you the incredible Mr. & Mrs!
I loved that Nick and Jess chose to see each other before the wedding. Typically with winter weddings, it’s a good idea to do that so that the photographer has enough day light to work with in order to get awesome pictures:) (And it gets the jitters out of the way before the ceremony).
It’s not too often you see the father of the bride on his knees bustling a wedding dress! Jessy’s dad was so involved that day and what a sweet way to begin her day than with her mom and dad!
At long last it was time for these two to see one another. Jessy was so nervous and excited
Despite the freezing cold weather, Jess and Nick picked a breath taking spot to have their photos done before the ceremony. The crazy beautiful University of Notre Dame campus .
Seriously, this girl could not be any more beautiful. I could have photographed her ALL. DAY. LONG.
This guy isn’t too bad either
One of my favorite images from Jess and Nick’s wedding day:
Loved all the windows inside the buildings at Notre Dame. Natural light is key for awesome images folks!
This is my favorite shot of Jess. Straight out of a magazine I tell ya.
Every bride needs a shot showing off the back of dress, and showing off her tiny waistline! Loved all the pickups in her dress
They are going to make cute babies some day…
Pretty sure this was a pinterest idea!
The architecture inside the buildings on Notre Dame’s campus is insane!
Finally, it was time to get married!! Love love LOVE these two shots of Jess and her dad, so priceless
Jessica and Nick held their ceremony and the beautiful New Life Church in Osceola, Indiana.
I love it when couples decide to write their own vows, it makes the ceremony so much more personal and we get to hear some of the depth to their relationship!
They look so happy
South Bend had some really awesome photo ops. Lots of fun brick walls and string lights. (huge props to the wedding party for freezing their tushes off to get these pictures)
Lots of laughter happened that day…
And what would a wedding be without handsome men in tuxes?
This was one amazing group of people to hang out with for the day!
Jess did not want her wedding pictures to be “christmasy” even though they got married in December, but how could we NOT take advantage of all the Christmas lights hanging around
Even though it was A: Pitch Dark and B: FREEZING cold, we just had to get a jumping shot for the bride:
We stopped by the historic Tippecanoe for some pictures and my gosh is it beautiful at night!
The awesome details from Jessica and Nick’s wedding and reception:
Jess and Nick chose to do their first dance before dinner. I like this idea as it makes sure that the guests are focusing on the bride and groom instead of cramming food in their mouths
They chose Michael Buble’s You and I as their first dance and it was one of the most beautiful first dance’s I’ve seen in my years a wedding photographer. Their DJ, Sensational Sound had a spot light right on them with the blue uplighting in the background which made for SPECTACULAR color. If it fits in your wedding budget, I highly recommend having Uplighting .
The ballroom at the South Bend Country Club was absolutely breath taking.
Nick made sure to make the garter toss fun and more like his personality. Perhaps a little embarassing for him because he had to wear these goofy glasses, and do push ups in front of the whole reception…
So as not to get away, he made sure to tie Jess to a chair (public service announcement, no bride was hurt in the process of this event)
And what kind of princess would she be without a dress change?….Jessy and her bridesmaids gettin’ down at the reception.
After the reception was over we drove down the main street of South Bend to find this awesome street with globe lights hanging. Perfect setting for an end-of-the-night shot. Amazing.
Jess and Nick, from the bottom of my heart, I wish you all of God’s blessings and many long years of happiness. Enjoy your happily ever after!