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Ashley and Matt! South Bend, Indiana Wedding Photography

June 10, 2015

“I look at you, and I’m home.” – Finding Nemo


So, you regular blog readers met Ashley and Matt this past fall/winter for their engagement session HERE.

Their wedding was sooo beautiful!  Yes, it rained MOST of the day, and yes, they had to go with plan B for their ceremony, moving it indoors, but in the end, it was a beautiful, love filled day!

Ashley had thought of so many sweet tiny details!  Han and Leia were peaking out on the back of the cake, and Matt sported a grape soda button on his boutineer and we ended the night with a sparkler exit! [which happened to take place under the outside tent because it was STILL raining].

Loved working with you two and being able to capture all the sweet moments of your day!


ps: Special thanks to Stephanie Kime for second shooting with me!


Hair :  Salon Nouveau

Make Up : Bride

Florist :  West View Florist

Ceremony/Reception Venue : Blue Heron at Blackthorn

Sound/Lights : Tony at Purrfect Occasions 

Cake/Cookies : Sugar Rush

Catering : Blue Heron

Dress :  Something Blue, Allure

Shoes : Jessica Simpson

Bridesmaid Dresses : Mori Lee

Photo Booth: Freeze Frame 

bride & groom first dance : Can’t Help Falling in Love, Elvis Presley
father/daughter :  You Are So Beautiful, Joe Cocker
mother/son  :  What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong


Most memorable moment?

A: Matt’s vows and the mother/son dance when Will and Alex joined in. 

M:  I loved the whole night.  Getting married was obviously the high point.

Advice for future brides/grooms?

A:  Don’t stress out! You are planning a big, loving, and fun party! Everyone will have a great time and they won’t notice small details. 

M: Even if your bride is an awesome planner (like mine), don’t be afraid to give plenty of suggestions.  It’ll make the ceremony that much better!

Funniest memory?

A:  Photo Booth! Everyone had a blast with it!

M:  Listening to all the fun music we picked out, watching my boys have a great time, laughing with friends and family.

If you could do it all over would you change anything?

A: I would have liked the reception to last longer, it went by too fast!

M:  I wish I had more time to talk to everyone.  I loved that so many people came to celebrate with us.

Nassau, Bahamas.  Sandals resort.  Great for honeymooners- lots of privacy!

Lastly, are there any other vendors that you LOVED and want to give a special shout out to?
Tony the DJ from Purrfect Occasions was great and kept the party going! 
Freeze Frame photo booth was awesome! One of the highlights of the night!

13 Comments leave one →
  1. June 10, 2015 2:16 pm

    I LOVE the back of her dress! Such a beautiful bride. That photo of Matt beaming at Ashley during the ceremony is so sweet! Amazing job capturing their day!

  2. chrissydemingphotography permalink
    June 10, 2015 9:55 pm

    Soooo many beautiful images!!! Ashley is such a gorgeous bride!!!

  3. June 11, 2015 10:36 am

    Love the colors!!! And LOVE their portraits!! You captured this perfectly! Awesome job Maike!!

  4. Kristine B permalink
    June 11, 2015 2:07 pm

    I LOVE UP!!! The details of this wedding are so fun and you captured them perfectly. Beautiful!

  5. June 11, 2015 2:21 pm

    What a beautiful story you told through these photos. I love all the details and moments you captured. These really highlight their personalities, and the energy of the people celebrating their relationship. Beautiful!

  6. June 11, 2015 8:22 pm

    WHAAAAAT?!?! Let me pick my jaw up off of the ground!!!! WHAAAAAT??!?!

  7. June 11, 2015 9:46 pm

    Ahh, the details, the colors, the portraits, the smiles… It’s all perfect! Great work!

  8. June 12, 2015 12:01 am

    These are beautiful!! And I’m obsessed with her dress! Seriously, stunning wedding!

  9. Caitlynn permalink
    June 12, 2015 11:45 am beautiful. Love the ring shot on the bridesmaids dress. Gorgeous! They seem like SUCH a fun couple with all the “I love you…I know” quotes built into everything. Love all those detail shots you captured. What a beautiful couple!

  10. June 13, 2015 11:11 am

    These are awesome!!!!!

  11. erin s permalink
    June 15, 2015 1:07 pm

    This wedding is amazing! The colors and emotions – just so amazing! I love how you captured so many details – and their details! So, amazing! Obsessed with his Star Wars cuff links and his boutonniere almost made me cry! Gorgeous!

  12. June 15, 2015 4:32 pm

    How awesome is this wedding!! amazing work!!

  13. Julina permalink
    July 1, 2015 12:50 pm

    She is literally one of the most beautiful brides Ive ever seen!! Your lighting in these images is just gorgeous! Well done friend!

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