Earlier this week I posted on my socialmediafeeds a link to something new to me – Flash Weddings. I’m a fan of nontraditional, offbeat wedding day celebrations that incorporate elements of the newlyweds’ interests, back story, and dreams into the day’s festivities. This wedding was the first such “offbeat” ceremony I photographed for a couple who brought together handmade fashion and floral creations, South African wedding traditions, and a safari exhibit at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. It was during my first full year of digital photography in 2005 – years before I had kids of my own to take to the zoo to see -and sometimes behave like- wild animals. Without further rambling, allow me to present a selection of my favorites from this South African safari themed wedding celebration for this Throwback Thursday. Enjoy! -eB
Can’t wait to get the printed version of Melissa & Jim’s album back soon! Here’s a sneak preview of their wedding album designs including a Catholic wedding mass at Saint Monica’s Church, colorful outdoor wedding portraits at Battell Park and Beutter Park along the Saint Joseph River, and reception to celebrate the evening away at Knights of Columbus just across the river.
It finally feels like a summer weekend, and just in time for Katie & Brian’s wedding celebration! We started off in Plymouth while everyone prepared then headed to Saint Michael’s church where the newlyweds were married. After a drive north to South Bend it was time to celebrate the night away at the Palais Royale ballroom downtown.
Thanks to the Sikorski & Nifong families for inviting us to join your celebration and tell Katie & Brian’s wedding day story!
I met Brandi and Matt through rock concerts so it’s no surprise their customized, personalized wedding was nothing shy of ROCKING too. Elements of Alice in Wonderland, goth, punk, vintage pin-up styles, rock shows graced their celebration at the theatrical auditorium in the Scottish Rite building in downtown South Bend, Indiana.
I got a special backstage passes to this rock show wedding and helped plan this extraordinary celebration.
Red and black were featured in everything from Brandi’s wedding dress, hairstyle, the gents’ tuxedos, bridesmaid dresses, and accessories.
While we’re out celebrating with Amanda and Justin, enjoy some of our favorites from their Engagement Session earlier this month! Form the Engagement Session there is a link to the wedding day gallery. Enjoy!
On our way down the beach Justin saw this sand bar and he and Amanda were awesome sports and walked out into knee deep Lake Michigan water to stand on the sandbar.
We celebrated a great wedding day with Bridget & Doug on Saturday. What a fantastic day with the Purdue and Ridell families celebrating at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and taking an easygoing afternoon’s portraits around the Notre Dame campus. (Huge thanks to the folks who let us all into the football stadium too!)
Bridget and the ladies started off at Nicholas J salon downtown