I shared these favorites from this beautiful summer wedding at the Morris Estates Chapel in Niles, Michigan earlier today on Instagram. Perfectly sunny skies, summer colors all around the country chapel, and beaming smiles from the Bride and Groom!
What a great day to close out April, sun shining again after what felt like weeks of April showers in Indiana. Today marks the 6th wedding anniversary for one of my friends I’ve known since kindergarten and her husband! Congrats Rachelle and Josh!
Excellent day for a stroll down the country road outside the chapel – both back then in 2005 and today in 2011. Congrats newlyweds! 🙂
Love, sweat, and tears – these were the three main elements of this weekend’s wedding photography.
“The greatest of these,” to quote Saint Paul, “is love.”
Friday I joined Matt of Zeta-Alpha Studios (now Matthew Whitlock Photography) for one of the most joyfully tearful celebrations I’ve seen as Lauren and Joel celebrated their wedding at Saint Patrick’s Church here in South Bend. Before the ceremony I noticed all the little packages of tissues at both ends of every pew. Seven priests from neighboring churches and a completely full church joined the couple for a very warm Friday afternoon mass.
Saturday I met Amanda and Justin for a walk down memory lane at Morris Farms in Niles.
The day was seamless and just flowed from one great moment to the next. I had a blast getting to hang out with Amanda and Justin at the engagement session, and knew the wedding day would be a continuation of the great time seeing them smile.
Amanda and Justin meeting at the front of the old meeting house. The white walls and benches scattered the afternoon sunlight beautifully and the wooden room had an excellent resonance for the harp accompanying the ceremony.
Newlyweds and the classic black Cadillac that surprised them after the ceremony!
River RAINBOW! Last weekend I was without camera when I saw a bright double rainbow, but this rainbow couldn’t have been better aligned to be photographed. It appeared over the river right behind the newlyweds at the head table!