Tessa & Jonny’s Copshaholm Mansion Garden Wedding

Rain on your wedding day has nothing to do with luck or irony.

It poured last Friday before an outdoor wedding and bride and groom Tessa & Jonny were chill the whole time. I don’t think I saw them worry about it once. When you’ve had an amazing love story like theirs come together from across oceans, a little rainfall is nothing to fret.

It rained, it poured, and we scurried to cover for the camera gear and tarped down all the audio gear for the ceremony… and the skies cleared. (Seriously, it was just after I committed to getting out the rain gear and shooting outside no matter what – bam – rain stopped!)

Top off the dry sky with a burst of sunlight and everything was set for a great evening wedding ceremony in the gardens!

Oliver Mansion Wedding at Copshaholm Staircase

Bride adorned Copshaholm Mansion Garden Wedding

Drying off - Copshaholm Mansion Garden Wedding
Drying off – flying towels included – Copshaholm Mansion Garden Wedding
Bride on the Carriage House staircase - Copshaholm Mansion Garden Wedding
Bride on the Carriage House staircase – Copshaholm Mansion Garden Wedding
SUN! One of the best sights before the wedding at Oliver Mansion Garden
SUN! One of the best sights before the wedding at Oliver Mansion Garden
Bride and Father - Copshaholm Mansion Garden Wedding
Bride and Father descend the stiarcase
Groom at the wedding ceremony altar outside Copshaholm Mansion
Groom at the wedding ceremony altar outside Copshaholm Mansion

Father gives away Bride - Copshaholm Mansion Garden Wedding

Many Waters Cannot Quench Love - rainy outdoor Garden Wedding
Many Waters Cannot Quench Love

Looks of love - Copshaholm Mansion Garden Wedding

Bee's knees - Copshaholm Mansion Garden Wedding
Bee’s knees

Sun at Tessa & Jonny's Copshaholm Mansion Garden Wedding

Oliver Mansion Garden Arbor

 

To Have and to Hold - Copshaholm Mansion Garden Wedding
Newlyweds – Copshaholm Mansion Garden Wedding

Oliver Mansion Wedding Carriage House Reception

So happy together - Copshaholm Mansion Garden Wedding
So happy together – Copshaholm Mansion Garden Wedding
Horse & Carraige Escape - Copshaholm Mansion Garden Wedding
Horse & Carraige Escape – Copshaholm Mansion Garden Wedding

Congrats Tessa & Jonny, a clear day wouldn’t have done as well to remind me how awesome of friends and clients I have. You guys didn’t even seem to blink at the rain outside while you prepared for your wonderful celebration. It was excellent to celebrate with you and your friends and family from Northern Ireland, UK, Philippines, Australia, California and across the USA!

 

Lauren and Andrew’s Basilica Wedding at Notre Dame

Who says rain on your wedding day is bad news? I loved the things the rain did for photos of Lauren and Andrew’s wedding at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Notre Dame Campus. Andrew and the gents walked from the Morris Inn on campus to the Basilica and the sprinkle was no match for the determined groomsmen.

Notre Dame Campus quad in rain

Notre Dame Basilica wedding bride and father

Basilica of the Sacred Heart Wedding Lady Chapel

ND Basilica Wedding Lady Chapel

Basilica of the Sacred Heart Wedding first kiss

Notre Dame Basilica wedding recessional

Newlyweds at Basilica of the Sacred Heart Wedding

Bride Groom Basilica of the Sacred Heart Notre Dame

Besides making puddles and rainbows, rainy shoots are great for

  • Saturated colors, textures, and puddles to use for reflections!
  • Rainbows! (none that I saw Saturday though)
  • Very few people meandering campus!
  • Kept things cool for the 11am mass when the evening was nothing short of sweltering!
  • And of course, proving just how determined a couple is to enjoy their day regardless of weather!

It was no surprise that “A Touch of Whimsy” was their unofficial theme. You couldn’t have stopped Lauren and Andrew from smiling if you had tried!

Newlyweds walk campus for portraits at the Grotto and Saint Joseph’s Lake

Notre Dame Basilica Wedding Photographers eB Photography

Bride veil blowing in wind

Perfectly refreshing breeze sends the veil flying outside the Golden Dome 🙂

Notre Dame Basilica Wedding Photographers eB Photography

 

Bride Groom Grotto at Notre Dame

The Morris Inn not only kept us very cool for the reception but the large windows provided magically diffused light throughout the room. It was like having a wall made out of softboxes (non-technical translation = very happy photographer!)

Notre Dame Basilica Wedding Photographers eB Photography

Beaming Bride and Groom share a first dance.

Notre Dame Basilica Wedding Photographers eB Photography

Congrats Lauren & Andrew! Go enjoy that Honeymoon!

 

Warsaw Wedding Photography – Congrats Meghan and Jon!

Wedding Couple walking in park

What a toasty weekend we shared with Meghan & Jon in Warsaw! Here are a couple of my favorites so far…
bride and groom casual portrait ideas

This was the perfect summer weekend for sunshine! We started off at the park with Meghan and Jon before all the formal portraits at the church. They withstood the summer heat and came back with some great outdoor photos.

bride groom hackysack footbag

And when you pass friends playing hacky sack in the park, you jump right in! These two tore it up.

bride and groom casual portrait ideas

wedding ceremony fisheye lens shot down the aisle

bride groom wedding portrait silhouette

just married newlyweds showing off ring bling

newlywed candid backlit portraits

newlyweds birdseed exit

Behold the dangers of giving your friends, family and guests bird seed to throw when you make your exit…

wedding reception first dance parasols

I absolutely loved the paper parasols above the checkered dance floor! I don’t know if it was done with the photography in mind but it made for great soft light, excellent textures and patterns, and a unique look throughout the reception. My compliments to the creative forces behind this idea!

wedding-reception dance party

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