The moment I met Lisa & Jack I knew they were going to be two awesome people to work with, I was wrong... As they are an amazingly kick-ass couple. Since their engagement session I fell in love with their sense of humor and appreciation for one another. I'm overwhelmingly thankful I got the chance to hang out with them on their wedding day.
It was the morning of the wedding and we arrived at Clawdia's Beauty Salon over in Michigan City. Inside the brick building awaited the mothers, the bridesmaids and of course Lisa, our kickass bride.
As all the girls were getting ready with getting their makeup applied and hair styled I decided to hang back and capture some candids of them enjoying the treat of being pampered. Minutes later I decided to grab some details of the dress as we had to capture that beauty. While I was at the salon our second photographer, Rick, was hanging out with Jack and the groomsmen. All while our videographer, Joel, is capturing the entire day with our signature "cine-vlog" style video.
Lisa's makeup was applied, hair was styled and everyone had to take a step back as she radiantly floated out with a giant smile on her face, grinning ear to ear. Taking a gander at the clock the gentle back at the hotel started getting ready. Jack put on his tie, slid each arm into his jacket and we all headed to the first look location, Taltree Gardens...
We slowly pull into the gardens and get out to find Jack ready for his first look. Grabbing our gear we head to the first look spot, Jack skips his way there, it was pretty amusing and yet adorable. Lisa arrived wanting to make her way to her soon to be husband, so we did. With Jack's back turned Lisa approached him and tapped on his shoulder. Jack turned around and and with elated excitement he took in the vision of his bride. Taking a bit of time for family formals and bridal portraits we walk around the gardens before we head to Aberdeen Manor for the ceremony.
Everyone got to the ceremony location to find their seats and prepare for it to start. With a few last minute touch ups all the guests and bridal party got into place to get this thing started. Each with an excited smile on their faces, the ceremony, the exchange of rings and the kiss happened in the blink of an eye. And now... Time for bubbles!!!!
They exited the ceremony spot to their friends & family blowing copious amounts of bubbles in at them in celebration! You could tell just how happy the two of them were about getting married... And bubbles, but who doesn't love bubbles?
The reception went out late into the night. There were some great entrances, wonderful speeches, a beautiful hanging cake by Designer Desserts and an unforgettable first dance! (THAT SNOWFALL, RIGHT?). As the DJ played his set the dance floor was rarely empty the entire night and the two of them loved to be on it.
Jack & Lisa, you two are amazing people and I cannot thank you enough for trusting me with your wedding day! You're a couple of badasses and you mean the world to me! You have a "no bullshit" mindset and both are genuinely honest people. Never stop being yourselves.