Erin and Morgan met in 2007 and dated on and off until 2016. Now four years later they have tied the knot! We met Erin and her mom at a South Bend bridal show in January. We didn’t have a chance to do an actual engagement session with them, so attended Erin’s Bridal Shower instead! Erin’s stepmother hosted the shower and her family and friends had a great time. They played several party games, including “Wedding Item Mix-up”, “Name that Cake”, and “How well does Erin know Morgan?” (we won’t tell!) The final game was Price is Right.
The day of the wedding we met Erin at the Celebration in Mishawaka Indiana. She and her bridal party took over one room of the building while the main room was decorated for the ceremony and reception. Their hashtag “Shew to Fish” stems from Erin’s maiden name, Shewmaker, and changing to “Salmon” (fish). How cute is that!
The bridal party included family and friends, even Erin’s little sisters Rowan and Reagan as a flower girls. The wedding ceremony was fun and touching. Afterward we took photos at the arbor they had set up for the ceremony. Also, a friend of theirs created the awesome chalk drawing for them, so we had to take photos there also. The hall was set up with social distancing in mind. Guests wore masks to the buffet line and as appropriate. Hand sanitizer was given as favors.
Thank you, Erin and Morgan for choosing White Tiger Photographic to capture your special day!
Our gun loving couple, Mike and Amanda, were married on a perfect July day in a gorgeous church complete with antique stained glass windows. Family and best friends made up the wedding party and the day was filled with lots of love and laughs. After a heartfelt ceremony, we ventured outside and to a nearby park for some more formal photos. The day was completed with a luncheon and the couple was off to Tennessee for their honeymoon. We wish them all the best and thank them for letting us be a part of their special day.
Nicole and Nate Married in Crown Point Indiana
Niki and Nate met when she joined her friend’s family at Cub Scout Camp, it was not love at first site. They ran into each other over the years. They started dating in high school and have been together six years. They were engaged for year and a half. Nate is a car salesman and Niki a pre-school teacher. Niki is going to school for elementary education.
Their ceremony was held at the First United Methodist Church of Crown Point. The girls got ready in the conference room and sitting room. There was a beautiful stain glass window to place Niki’s dress in front of for pictures. The couch gave her a great place to relax before the ceremony. The doorway was the perfect place to let our couple have a moment before the ceremony, but not be able to see each other. While the girls finished getting ready, Nate and the groomsmen walked to downtown Crown Point to a local brewery.
Outside the church is a shady garden where the bridesmaids and then Niki’s dad had their first looks of Niki in her gorgeous gown. The garden was the perfect place for photos before and after the ceremony. As Niki’s father walked her down the aisle, Nate teared up and looked so very happy. During the ceremony Nate and Niki read the vows they had written. Nate’s started out with a pirate joke! Nate had another surprise up his sleeve! Our groom played a song, “Jesus and You” for a very surprised bride. She looked at him and back at her bridesmaids and said, “That’s my husband!” The ceremony was full of laughter and tears and lots of love.
The reception was held at The Chateau in Merrillville. Niki is a lifelong Disney fan, and has instilled the love of Disney in Nate. They even had bride and groom mouse ears! Their reception theme was “Tangled.” Their purple and yellow wedding cake included the crest of Corona. Their appetizers included a doughnut wall, “Holy Matrimony”. The reception included a Taylor Swift sing-a-long and plenty of dancing. The DJ had to give instructions on how to do the Electric Slide. Niki tossed her bouquet to all the single women. She then sat in a chair and Nate got ready to remove her garter, with her dad standing watch. He came out from under her dress the first time with a drink! The second time Niki’s dad dragged him out!
Thank you, Nate and Niki, for choosing White Tiger Photographic to capture your special day! Congratulations and Best Wishes.
Ryan and Melissa were wed in Bourbon, Indiana at Melissa’s parents’ beautiful country home. The wedding party included Ryan and Melissa’s brother and sister, niece and nephew as well as the couple’s two children. We loved capturing the first look before the ceremony between the bride and groom as well as the bride’s entrance in a special classic car that her dad surprised her with. It was a lovely wedding filled with an abundance of beautiful floral pieces that added to the natural beauty of the land. Guests enjoyed mingling during a cocktail hour while the couple took a ride as the new Mr. and Mrs. Baxter. Dinner and dancing followed into the sunset. A great time was had by all. We thank them for allowing us to be a part of their truly special day.