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Caitlin and Nate | Notre Dame and St. Joe Farm Wedding | South Bend Wedding Photographer

I am so excited to share Caitlin and Nate’s Wedding Day photos with you! The week before their wedding was a whirlwind for sure, but I am so happy we were able to step in for another photographer, who had a totally scary family emergency and capture their wedding day for them. It was a perfect spring day, with sunshine, gorgeous blooms and planned to perfection.


Caitlin and Nate met while they were attending Notre Dame. Nate was actually the Notre Dame Leprechaun! Which, how cool is that? When they graduated, they knew they were have to somehow make a long distance relationship work. Caitlin is from California and Nate is from Massachusetts. They made it work for as long as they could until Caitlin decided to go to grad school in Boston and being closer to Nate was the perfect perk.


The day was full of families all from out of town, coming to South Bend to watch them commit to each other for the rest of their lives, in the place where they fell in love. It was absolutely a dream to see everyone surrounding them with such support and happiness. And the best part, Nate promised Caitlin a dog when they move to Vermont where Nate will start his residency! The perfect gift for a perfect day. Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Bombardier - have a blast in Costa Rica!!


Photo: Cat Alkire Photography
Florals: LB Floristry
Ceremony Venue: Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Reception Venue: St. Joe Farm
Planner: Simply Be So Events
Designed By: Stephanie Abbitt
Rentals: Aays Rentals
Band: Blue Water Kings
Videographers: Mohr Entertainment
Catering: Navarre Hospitality Group
Hair/Makeup: Nicholas J Salon
Dessert Bar: Kilwin’s
Wedding Dress: La Reine
Custom Suits: Indochino
Bridesmaids Dresses: The Dessy Group

Jen and Roman | The Armory, South Bend Wedding | Indiana Wedding Photographer

Weddings have started!! And we are so excited that Jen and Roman’s wedding was the first of 2019! We survived the polar vortex and the day of was a much appreciated 30 degrees with a fresh blanket of snow.

Jen and Roman met through Jen’s family trying to set them up. Roman is the general manager of Temper Grille in Granger, where Jen’s family frequented. They thought they would make a great match but could never get the two of them together in the same place at the same time. When they finally did meet, they did in fact hit it off and they started dating. And on February 2nd their closest family and friends saw them share their vows and saw Roman put on a jean jacket as a sign of affection and commitment to Jen (her favorite item of clothing!). It was such a sweet, easy going, beautiful winter wedding.

We hope that winter weddings catch on because the glow from the snow makes for the most gorgeous lighting! So if you’re thinking of a winter wedding - DO IT!!


Venue: The Armory
Photographer: Cat Alkire Photography
Florist: Poppies
Cake: Sassy Cakes
Hair: Beauty and Bliss
Makeup: Makeup by Keria
Dress Purchased At: Stephenson’s
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Groom’s Attire: Louie’s Tux Shop
Band: Top Secret Band
Invitations: Level 33 Graphics