Just a short while ago we met with Katie, Zach and their five boys at the Bonnieville Mill for their engagement session. While that day was fun, their wedding day was even more so!
We joined Katie and her ladies at the hotel and with Zach and the guys at home for their getting ready photos. Then we were off to McNaught Park in Elkhart Indiana for the first looks. First we had Katie’s dad walk down to the riverside, and Zach and his groomsmen off to the side, making sure nobody could see Katie as she got into place. Katie’s dad stood near the river, then we had him turn around and see his beautiful daughter! He may or may not have cried, as she presented him a personalized handkerchief. Then Zach’s groomsmen led him over, with his eyes covered, for the big reveal! His expression says he was entirely delighted by his bride.
The ceremony was held at the pavilion with family and friends in attendance. Then to their church hall for the reception. Dancing, eating and speeches, followed by a great cake smash, made a wonderful celebration of this new family.
Congratulations and Best Wishes to the Bean family! Thank you for choosing White Tiger Photographic to capture your special day.
Megan and Dan had some obstacles on their path to wedded bliss. First, there was a blizzard the first time Dan was going to propose. Then they had to move their wedding plans around a bit due their first venue burning down and then due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They chose a beautiful September day, which just happened to be the birthday of their new rescue dog, Dixie. So of course, we had to start the day off with a canine friendly cake and birthday party.
We went to the Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve for their First Look. Dan and his Best Man, Dave, arrived first so we did some photos with the guys while we waited. We mentioned to Dan that a groom should have some expression when he first sees his bride, so he did some practice looks! He really didn’t need to practice, because his expression was perfect when he saw Megan. We would like to thank both Dan (Marines) and Dave (Navy) for their service to our country.
Dan wanted a Chicago Bears themed wedding, but Megan said no, but her garter was in the Bears’ colors! As her something old, she attached her grandmother’s pearls to bobby pins for her hair. She also wore a bow made with some of the pearls, because Dan likes her hair with a bow.
We then went to the Ogden Gardens in Valpo for the ceremony. The bridal party included their nephew as ring bearer and a “flower guy”. During his vows, Dan said he would share his fries with Megan. He had called her dad and told him that he would not be able to marry Megan because she kept stealing his fries. Her dad said he would miss Megan very much!
The reception dinner was held at the restaurant Dish in Valparaiso. The “flower guy” also runs a bakery, so he surprised the couple with a gluten free cake, as well as providing the other desserts. After dinner, a party was held at a friend’s house, complete with a surprise bubble machine during their first dance.
Congratulations, Dan and Megan! Thank you for choosing White Tiger Photographic to capture your special day!
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Joseph and Kara were married on a very warm, sunny day in June surrounded by many family and friends at the beautiful Lakeside Park and Rose Garden. After the ceremony, the lake on the grounds provided the perfect background for pictures, as well as the rose garden itself of course! The reception was held at The Old Train Depot with dinner, drinks, and a live band. We wish this couple the very best and thank them for letting us be a part of their special day.
Katie and Zach chose the Bonneyville Mill park for their engagement session. They met on line three years ago and have been doing their family pictures at Bonneyville Mill ever since. And what a wonderful crew they have. With five boys between them – Hunter, Landen, Brian, Aiden and Caleb – they are a busy family.
We walked around the park, across the river and then over to the mill. At one point Zach looked at Katie and said, “Just look how pretty she is, I have to kiss her!” Oh, so sweet! By the time we were done, the boys were ready to collapse, so they did!
We look forward to their quickly approaching wedding in October.