May 11, 2019
Christie + Mike
The Pavilion at Sandy Pines | Demotte, Indiana
There are so many things to say about Christie and Mike. We first met these two during out consultation with them at The Sip in Crown Point. We laughed so much and already felt like they were our friends. Leaving their appointment, I told Kris that I really hope they book because I could already tell they were such wonderful people. I was so ecstatic when she emailed me that same day letting me know they had decided and were thrilled to ask us to capture their biggest milestone thus far.
We captured their amazing engagement session in New Buffalo, MI and we were lucky enough to get the entire top of Stray Dog to ourselves for sunset. Christie and Mike make it so easy to photograph them. Their personalities are so sweet that they just act like themselves and it creates perfect images.
Now, on to the wedding day – Christie and Mike were both pretty calm all morning. They both were just ready to finally see each other. It rained on and off through out the afternoon, but their brave souls still allowed me to capture their portraits outside. (Good thing Christie decided to ditch the pretty heels and wear her white Nikes!)
I was so nervous to tell Christie that the ceremony was going to take place under the pavilion due to the rain, but it did not even affect her mood at all. I try to remind every bride that a million things could go wrong, but the entire point of this whole day is that they are about to marry their best friend. Christie did not even need that pep talk, because her mind set was already there. (And plus, even under the pavilion, it is still extremely beautiful)
Mr and Mrs Weiand, part of me is sad that this season of planning with you guys is over with, but I look forward to future dinner nights with you two! We just love you guys and are so incredibly happy for you both. Congratulations again!!
Enjoy so many sneaks of just some of our favorites!
Kayla and Kris
Florist: Kristina Lynn
Cake and other Desserts: Beck’s Crown Bakery
DJ/Band: Reeb Entertainment
Hair: Lindsey Henry
Make up: Krissy Vanderwoude
Catering: Sandy Pines
Gown: Here Comes The Dress
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: David’s Bridal
Shoes: David’s Bridal
Jewelry/Rings: JB Robinson
Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Save the Dates, Invitations, and/or Programs: Minted and magnet street
Officiant: Casey St.Aubin