Allure Laporte | Scott and Christine

Venue: Allure, Laporte 

Photographer: Monica Brazier Photography

Floral: Wrights Flowers and Gifts

Decor: Etsy and DIY

Makeup: Sta-Glam

Hair: Hairspray Revolution

DJ: R & S Entertainment DJ ScottyB

Cake: Macris Italian Bakery

Bride’s Dress: Amour Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal

Men’s Suites: Men’s Warehouse

I am truly blessed to work with such great couples! Scott and Christine are no exception! The couple is orginally from the Mishawaka area and met in high school. Currently they live in Texas with their four adorable children. I was honored that they chose me to capture their special day. I was also extremely excited to have the opportunity to shoot for the first time at the beautiful Allure in Laporte Indiana. To see the outside of this venue, one would never guess the hidden jewel on the inside of this renovated church gymnasium. The venue and staff are amazing! If you are planning nuptuials in the area I highly recommend the Allure Laporte.

It was a great day for everyone. It was sweet to learn more about the couple and how they met throughout the day. It was also very cute to see Christine try so hard to hold back tears before and during the ceremony. Hey Christine, “cry down!” Thanks again to Scott and Christine for inviting me to document your day.  I hope you enjoy this preview of your wedding photos and I pray that you have a great time on your “familymoon”. Love and Blessings!

 

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Oakwood Resort Wedding | Marchelle and Demond

Photographer: Monica Brazier Photography

Venue: Oakwood Resort Wedding

Ceremony Decor: Etsy, DIY by the Bride, & graphic designer Monica Brazier

Cake: C’est La Vie (South Bend, IN)

Reception Decor: Glass Slipper Weddings

Brides gown: Greta’s Bridal

Bridesmaids gowns: Rent The Runway

Tuxedos: Mens Warehouse

 

When your sister friend gets married it’s a truly different experience as a wedding photographer. I wanted the day to be perfect for her so I helped fill in the gaps…I was so happy for her so I had to hold back the tears to capture the best photos possible. Marchelle and Demond, Cory and I truly love you guys! Your wedding day was perfect! The venue and the staff at The Oakwood Resort were amazing. The scenery of Lake Wawasee as the backdrop for your ceremony was breathtaking! The white balloon release as a dedication to your parents was a perfect touch to add to the intimacy of the ceremony.  I couldn’t be more happy for you both and how your special day turned out. Congrats, Love, and Blessings!

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Tippecanoe Place Wedding

A Tippecanoe Place wedding was the perfect location for Laura and Niall’s charming and classic wedding. South Bend is home for the bride, Laura, so the couple decided to travel back here from Ireland, the groom’s home, for their nuptials. The couple and their families were super sweet and laid back through out the entire day. I think the sweetest part of the day was visiting Laura’s Grandparents after the ceremony at the nursing home. Congrats again to Laura and Niall. Thank you for making my last wedding of 2015 a great one!

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Photographer: Monica Brazier Photography

Venue: Tippecanoe Place

Flowers: Merry Me Events

Brides Stylist: Christina Clark ~ Nicholas J. Salon & Spa

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The Homestead 1835 | South Bend Wedding Photography

 

Venue: The Homestead 1835

Hair: Kalon Hair Lab (Kimmie Seely)

Makeup: Makeup by Keria

Flourist: Always n Bloom

The Homestead 1835 provided the perfect backdrop for Xavier and Haley’s South Bend wedding photography. This modern rustic barn wedding was full of details from the beautiful decor to the sweet treats of the S’more’s bar.

Exavier and Haley opted not to see each other before the wedding and chose to take what I call “first look no look photos. I love the look Xavier had on his face when he finally got a chance to see Haley for the first time. After the ceremony, when it was time for formal photos, the couple was so easy to pose because they had a genuine connection and love for one another. The wedding day ended with beautiful sunset photos and a campfire including roasted marshmallows.

Exavier and Haley, thank you so much for allowing me to be apart of your wedding day. Your planning and details made your wedding day a photographers dream. I wish you both all of the best. Love and blessings to you both!

 

 

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St. Hedwig South Bend Wedding

Ceremony: Grace United Methodist Church 

Reception Venue: St. Hedwig South Bend 

After Ceremony Photos: Doubletree Hotel South Bend 

 

I absolutely have a blast photographing weddings and I feel so honored when couples allow me to share one of the most important days of their lives with them. Sara and Ricky wed on April 25th 2015 at the beautiful Grace United Methodist Church in South Bend. I love how Sara and Ricky incorporated the groom’s hispanic culture by adding the “coin” and “cord” traditions into the ceremony. These items symbolize  prosperity and togetherness for the new couple.

The couple and I met and started planning for their wedding day one year in advance. This allowed us to truly plan together and map out the exact plans for their wedding day. I truly believe that proper planning is the key ingredient for a successful and organized wedding day not to mention that organization relieves wedding day stress. Sara and Ricky’s wedding day went like clock work and turned out to be a beautiful day. We didn’t allow the rainy weather to stop us from creating really cute photographs in between the ceremony and reception. We even stopped for a quick photo op in front of the South Bend Cubs stadium to incorporate the Groom’s love for baseball.

The couples reception took place at the historic St. Hedwig South Bend. The decor was beautiful and the floor to ceiling up-lighting at the venue created a perfect backdrop for beautiful reception photos. If you are considering St. Hedwig South Bend  for your wedding reception, all I can say is op for the “pie package!” It will not disappoint!

Love and Blessings!

 

 

 

 

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