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Christine & Shannon! South Bend, Indiana Wedding Photography

October 20, 2015

“I have loved you for a
Thousand years.
I’ll love you for a
Thousand more.” – Christina PerriCS-W-FAV025_WEB

You might think all the wedding dresses, the bridal bouquets and the nervous grooms would get old as a wedding photographer…. but for me, it NEVER does.  I anticipate some day my body won’t be able to handle 6 or 8 or 12 hours of shooting, but I really believe I won’t ever dislike photographing my awesome couples and their weddings.

With that being said, here’s Christine and Shannon’s wedding!  When we were getting ready in the church, the ring bearer showed up in the room where the ladies were getting ready, and the flower girl, lost her mind with excitement!!!  It was super adorable.

Favorite moments from this wedding: the kids running circles [literally], around the dance floor [and cake], before we’d finished dinner, and CONTINUALLY through the entire night [where do they get their energy from?!?!], during the first dance, the ring bearer went to the head table and blew out every single tea candle in the center pieces, the photobombing Zack (?I think this is his name… he also decided to take photos of me during the wedding :)), and of course, Mr. February catching the garter!

Christine also attached her fathers wedding band to the bouquet, which was one of the sweetest ways to remember a deceased parent.

Christine and Shannon, you two [and your crazy awesome wedding party], were so fun to work with!  I’m so glad we met at the bridal show and you hired M.Rinaye to photograph your beautiful wedding!



Hair : Studio 23

Make Up : Katie Hooten

Florist : Poppies

Ceremony : Pine Creek Church of the Brethern

Reception Venue : South Bend Country Club

Sound/Lights : Soundwaves

Cake/Cookies : Simply Delish By Trish

Catering : LaSalle Grill

Dress : Ceremony: Alfred Angelo from Greta’s

Reception Dress : Origin Design

Shoes : Lulu Townsend

Bridesmaid Dresses : Andrew Adela from Blushing Bride on 17

bride & groom first dance : A Thousand Years, by Christina Perri


Most memorable moment?

C: Hearing him sniffle after I walked down the aisle….he will claim that it was his allergies.

S:  Saying ‘I do’

Advice for future brides/grooms?

C: Take time to enjoy the day because it goes by so fast!

S: All the headache and expensive of planning a wedding is well worth it.

Funniest memory?

C:  Shannon whispering “to obey” during our vows so no one but me and the pastor could hear him because he knew I didn’t want that in our vows.

S:  Adrian Kaser knocking me down on the dance floor.

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

C: Nothing

S:  I wouldn’t change a thing.


Looking forward to honeymoon in January on the Big Island of Hawaii!!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. October 20, 2015 11:07 am

    my gosh, what a gorgeous wedding!! such a great looking couple! love the softness and sweet beauty of their wedding details/flowers. really, really gorgeous wedding!

  2. Kristine B permalink
    October 20, 2015 11:29 pm

    Love all the details from this day! The bride is simply glowing. Gorgeous wedding!! That last shot is adorable. :)

  3. Gisselle permalink
    October 21, 2015 3:19 pm

    What a lovely wedding! Great job on these, you captured the day perfectly!

  4. lauren permalink
    October 22, 2015 9:22 pm

    Next level beautiful! How gorgeous is that bride?! My goodness, the happiness on her face is contagious! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pink she chose for the bridesmaids. Fantastic wedding, fantastically captured!

  5. Natalie permalink
    October 23, 2015 2:10 pm

    Such a beautiful day!! Fabulous job, Maike!

  6. jennyrawson permalink
    October 25, 2015 11:02 pm

    I am SO in love with these. The bride and groom are radiant, and you captured every last detail and expression so naturally. Gorgeous!

  7. Caitlynn permalink
    October 28, 2015 9:20 pm

    Sweetness pours from these images! Such a beautiful bride! I love the details you mentioned at the beginning with the flower girl and ring bearer. You captured their love so well. Congrats, Christine & Shannon!

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