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Mr. and Mrs. Stone | Izaak Walton League Wedding | South Bend Wedding Photographer

We have been so busy around here. Not only with work and editing photos, but with battling terrible colds and just passing it on between our family. Finally, I think it is out of the house and we are all feeling much better! And I am so happy to FINALLY bring you Zoe and Jake’s wedding preview! I can’t believe it’s been 2 weeks! Time seriously flies by.

We loved being a part of their day so much. It was a beautiful boho, garden party inspired wedding. They spared no detail, from the gorgeous florals and greenery by Burns, the lighting strung from the tent and the champagne wall, it was a perfect reception!

And it was a celebration of these two high school sweethearts that met their junior year of high school. We all laughed and cried and even got a little angry at the rain - but at the end of the day, they were married and we got some stunning photos with umbrellas (which no one ever gets!) It was a perfect day full of a lot of family and friends who supported them each step of the way. Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Stone!!


Photography: Cat Alkire Photography    
Ceremony: Christ the King Catholic Church
Reception: Izaak Walton League
Planning/Design: Burns Special Events
Florist: Burns Special Events
Bridal Gown: Hayley Paige
Purchased At: One Fine Day Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Mori Lee
Groom's Attire: Louie’s Tux Shop
DJ: Pro Show DJ
Cake: Samantha Stone
Catering: The Skillet
Invitations: shutterfly
Hair/MUA: Summer and Janet @ Bangs Hair Salon

Rachael + Dan // Wedding

Rachael + Dan
May 31, 2014 | Mishawaka, Indiana


With a little bit of a break in between my summer and fall weddings I can finally start catching up on my blogging!!! With that said, today I am blogging this lovely May wedding.  I have known Rachael and Dan since high school so it was an extreme honor to be apart of these high school sweet hearts big day.  There was nothing but sun in the sky on this Saturday morning in May when I went to meet Rachael and her bridesmaids at Amore Salon in South Bend.  We chatted as Rachael got her hair done about the excitement of the day and we also listened to some 2000's Hip Hop courtesy of one of the bridesmaids.  Soon after we headed to St. Bavo church in Mishawaka where both Dan and Rachael got ready to make the commitment of marriage to one another.  The church was packed with family and friends who all wanted to witness this commitment.  The ceremony was filled with smiles and happiness and a few tears.  After the ceremony we headed to Mishawaka High School (Where it all started) for photographs!  It was so fun walking around the picturesque high school and reminiscing about Friday nigh football games.  We took photos in the football stands, because we are proud to be cavemen! After photos we headed to Windsor Park for a beautiful and fun night of dinner and dancing.  We ended the evening with a few balcony photos and just as quick as it started the day was over and Rachael and Dan were husband and wife! I am so honored to have been apart of their day and I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I do!! 

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Hair: Amore Salon & Spa
Church: Saint Bavo Catholic Church
Reception: Windsor Park Conference Center
Flowers: De Cloedt's Floral Shop
Cake: Adam's Cake Shop
DJ/Lighting: R&S Entertainment