A Winter Wedding in Michigan City, Indiana
Our first wedding of the new year was on a blustery Friday at the Blue Chip Casino and Hotel. The weather caused a slight delay in the schedule, just to make sure all the guests had time to arrive.
Jordan and Garrett met at a swim meet in high school, and married 9 1/2 years later. Their adorable daughter, Beatryce was flower girl. Jordan’s brother, Tyler, walked her down the aisle. Her friend Neal was her Man-of-Honor and friends Erica and Antoinette were Bridesmaids. Garrett had his friend Dan as his Best Man and brother Derrick as groomsman. Their friend James acted as the officiant.
Jordan and her friends made the flowers for their ceremony archway, and had to figure out how to attach them and make the arch stay upright! Her Aunt Marie created the table decorations and the seating chart frame. A friend made their “guest book” out of a pallet. Jordan had her grandmother’s necklace attached to her flowers as her something “borrowed” and her grandfather’s handkerchief as something “old”. Her dress was her “new” and garter as the “blue”. After the ceremony we did photos in front of the arch, then went down to the casino for a few. We did some in the lobby under the awesome chandelier, then did a couple more at a slot machine, until we were told not to do that! Then we went outside into the snowstorm for a few snow shots.
After their wedding they spent their honeymoon on a cruise to the Bahamas.
Thank you, Garrett and Jordan for choosing White Tiger Photographic to capture your special, and snowy, day!
Bridal Shown Season has begun! Visit our booth at the following 2020 shows:
January 4 & 5 – Fort Wayne Bridal Spectacular – Memorial Coliseum
January 4 – Something New Bridal Show – Lerner Theater Crystal Ballroom, Elkhart
January 11 – Unveiled Wedding Expo & Sale – Center Six One Five, Elkhart
January 12 – Northwest Indiana Bridal Expo – Porter County Expo Center, Valparaiso
January 26 – Lucky Bride – Four Winds Casino, New Buffalo MI
Our wedding package is $1100, but you can receive a $100 discount by signing your contract and paying the deposit at one of these awesome shows!
Some tips for attending bridal shows:
1) Wear comfortable shoes. Don’t bring in your coat, or leave it at the coat check where available.
2) Stop at every booth, you never know what they could be giving away.
3) Plan on signing with vendors. Bring a credit card or check book so you can leave your deposit and save your date with your desired vendors.
4) Compare vendors, don’t sign with the first one you talk to. Take advantage of show seating areas to look over literature you have gathered. Then go back and talk to the vendors you like best.
5) Like a vendor? Take a picture of their signage! This will help you remember where they were located.
We hope to see you at one of these great shows!
Alexis and Tyler Married in Fort Wayne Indiana
Alexis and Tyler were married at the Arlington Park Clubhouse in Fort Wayne Indiana. While the guys got ready at home, the ladies had a room at the Clubhouse. Our lovely bride learned that pain is part of becoming beautiful, as you can see in the photo where photographer Michelle is cramming the headpiece into poor Alexis’ head! And she also learned that too much before ceremony dancing around can lead to needing to wear a brace on your knee on your wedding day. Tyler is one of nine siblings, and his youngest brother acted as ring bearer, carried by one of their sisters. So adorable!
The ceremony was held in front of the lovely arbor. Photos were taken under the same arbor and on the stairway, then we headed to the Firehouse Reception Hall. Tyler does not like cake, so after cutting the cake, Alexis fed him a piece of cookie as he fed her cake. The cake topper of a bride and groom each holding handguns was so cool. Tyler’s grandfather acted as MC and DJ for the evening.
Congratulations and Best Wishes to Alexis and Tyler!
Rebecca and John – An After Wedding Engagement!
Instead of a typical engagement session, Rebecca and John opted to wait until after their wedding and head to Navy Pier in Chicago. Their youngest daughter, Rayven joined us. She also took some pictures with her iPad!
We had a rainy day, but the cloudy sky was a beautiful backdrop. While we were expecting watercraft in our background, we were delighted to also have aircraft! There just happened to be an air show happening on that day.
John and Rebecca went to Disney World on their honeymoon, so we had to have some Disney in our shoot also. They wore their bride and groom mouse ears with their names embroidered on the back.
After Navy Pier we stopped at a lovely park in Whiting. Again the cloudy sky was an awesome backdrop.
Thanks, Rebecca and John, for choosing White Tiger Photographic and taking us on this beautiful trip. Hope to see your lovely family again soon!
Alexis and Cameron Married in Alegian Michigan
Lexi chose the first venue they looked at for their wedding. And what a great choice it was! The Gathering is owned by a family friend, and is a beautiful rustic venue. The gazebo with its free hanging windows is the perfect spot for a wedding. The sky was cloudy, but the rain held off and it was a perfect day.
Cameron started to come into the Union Market where Lexi worked eight years ago. They started dating seriously 4 and a half years ago. They both are deer hunters, so their cake and decorations depicted hunting scenes. Cam’s daughter Lily was flower girl, and Lexi’s nephews ring bearers.
The bride and groom each had space in the main house for preparing for the big day. Before and after the ceremony we made use of the areas around the house and barn, including the pond and front porch. After the wedding and reception, we went back out to the gazebo and did some dancing photos as the sun was starting to set.
Congratulations and best wishes to our happy couple!