When Allie and Frankie inquired about their South Bend, Indiana wedding, photography was one of the first vendors they booked! It’s always an honor when couples reach out and ask about my schedule, but this felt a little extra special. Truly, any couple that trusts me to capture their memories when travel is involved is a beautiful thing.
South Bend is full of beautiful spaces to celebrate love. These two chose the location not only because it is where they met but also where Frankie grew up. Each spot we visited had an important impact on their relationship. From the Grotto at the University of Notre Dame to the park around the corner from Frankie’s childhood home, to even an Oyster Bar parking lot – everywhere paid homage to South Bend. Their reception venue is part of the Morris Performing Arts Center, and the architecture alone for this Palais Royale “Theater” hit every dream factor. The church they chose also had a few hundred beautifully historic features. Case in point: South Bend is worthy of a visit.
Being given the opportunity to witness such an important city through the eyes of so much love was invigorating! These two share an enormous heart, and every attendee of their day attested to that. Plus huge credit to their planners: Belle Behind the Ball for fantastic job of tying every piece with a perfect bow! Scroll on down to check it out! AND look for an outfit change by Allie in the middle of the Reception 🙂 \\\! // xo
Photographer: Marissa Decker Photography
Videographer: Ryan Blaske
Hair: Summer Co Bridal
Florist: Chandra Drover
Bridal Dress: Designer: Casablanca Bridal (Billie), Purchased: Abbott’s Bridal
Groom’s Tux / Suit: Louie’s Tux Shop
Bridal Accessories: Shoes: David’s Bridal, Reception Dress: Nadine Merabi
Day of Coordination: Belle Behind the Ball, Angie Anderson
Wedding Rings & Bands / Engagement Rings: Shane Co.
Catering: Navarre Catering
Cake / Desserts: Macri’s Bakery
DJ: EA Pro Music
Transportation: Royal Excursion
Paper Products: Maddie Laidig Designs
Rentals: Burns Rentals
Getting Ready, Cocktail Hour + Reception: Palais Royale
Ceremony: St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church