After a long maternity break and months of life being anything close to normal for me, it felt really good to be back behind the camera for Katherine & Brett’s big day. They were engaged over 2 years and had plenty of time to plan the ultimate wedding ( with help from MOB and planner Marie with FCCI Weddings).
It was a bit sentimental for Tim and I as the venues were the same ones we used for our wedding (in 2006) and Katherine and Brett were the same age that Tim and I were when we were married. Young love was fun to be around. They are a perfect match, with a fun group of friends and family around them.
What a cool venue, what a cool party. I loved the incorporation of Louie’s culture, from the mariachi band, cake topper to the fresh from the grill Mexican food. Everything looked stunning in the reception space at The Brick. Much thanks to our cousin Laura, who happens to be a really experienced wedding coordinator.
A first for us was having both of our kids attending the wedding. They LOVED it. Although they didn’t totally understand why mommy and daddy were too busy to play with them, they loved the popcorn, cake, dancing and fancy clothes. Much thanks to Tim’s parents and rest of the family for helping corral our kids while we captured such a fun party.
To Amy & Louie, we were so honored to be a part of your special celebration, may a part of the high school sweetheart love …
High school sweethearts. You can see it with how cute they are together. Many years later, they still bring out a glow in each other. Amy (Tim’s cousin) and Louie celebrated their marriage with a Catholic ceremony in their hometown and current home of Bremen, Indiana. Louie had several members of his family make the trip up from Mexico to support and celebrate with him. While cold, we didn’t see snow until we arrived in South Bend at The Brick for their reception. I’m pretty sure this was the only instance where my 2 photo stops between the ceremony and reception were not-snowy, then snowy. Pretty cool to have both looks in your pictures! Clearly, she’s family, so I’m a bit biased, but Amy was a stunning bride. Oh and Louie, so clearly in love with her.
Where they …
After a delightful stop at Harry’s, everyone was it great spirits as the cocktail hour began at the Purdue Union. While definitely focused on the love that Karie and Andy shared, there was also no shortage of love for sports and Purdue in the room. Purdue Pete made a surprise stop in at the reception and was a star of the dance floor for a bit. Everything came together beautifully, just as Karie had carefully planned. A giant beautiful room filled with family and friends sharing a fun evening together, hard to top. However, it was followed nicely with Karie & Andy’s road trip adventure style honeymoon around Ireland.
To the adventures ahead Karie & Andy- thank you so much for sharing your joy and love with us!
I just love cute grandparents!
I also love a proud dad.
Karie & Andy met early on as Boilers (Gold Rush I believe), having a random connection of just a name looked up on Facebook, being from a similar area of Wisconsin (courtesy of some observant parents/grandparents). They have been journeying together since, through their days at Purdue, graduate school apart and back together again in the work force in Fort Wayne, Indiana. You might remember this “slightly” competitive couple’s engagement session at their Crossfit Gym. As fiercely competitive as they can be, they can also be extremely romantic when they are in their happy place together.
So yes, West Lafayette can be a destination wedding. All of their guests traveled from out of town to be there, celebrate and support these two as they committed their for-evers together. Their ceremony was held at the newly opened Spurgeon Club inside of Mackey …