RACHAEL & ALEXUniversity of Notre Dame Wedding

Rachael and Alex are married!

 

They had the most stunningly beautiful day at the University of Notre Dame (Rachael’s alma mater) — from the ceremony at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart to their reception at The Brick, and everything in between. It was a hot day, so extra high fives to them and their bridal party for sticking with us during the photos!

 

Special thanks, too, to Erin for second shooting with me…

 

Congrats, R+A, and best wishes for a wonderful life together!

 


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Details of the decor for a wedding reception at The Brick in South Bend, following a University of Notre Dame wedding. Details of the decor for a wedding reception at The Brick in South Bend, following a University of Notre Dame wedding. Details of the decor for a wedding reception at The Brick in South Bend, following a University of Notre Dame wedding. A two-tiered wedding cake by Magnolia Bakery with a personalized cake topper for a wedding reception at The Brick in South Bend, following a University of Notre Dame wedding. The bride and groom listen to toasts during their wedding reception at The Brick in South Bend, following a University of Notre Dame wedding. The bride and groom dance and listen to toasts during their wedding reception at The Brick in South Bend, following a University of Notre Dame wedding. A gold personalized wedding cake topper for a wedding reception at The Brick in South Bend, following a University of Notre Dame wedding. 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Guests mingle during a wedding reception at The Brick in South Bend, following a University of Notre Dame wedding. A smores table is set up for a wedding reception at The Brick in South Bend, following a University of Notre Dame wedding. A smores table is set up for a wedding reception at The Brick in South Bend, following a University of Notre Dame wedding. The bride and groom dance during their wedding reception at The Brick in South Bend, following a University of Notre Dame wedding. The bride and groom smile during their wedding reception at The Brick in South Bend, following a University of Notre Dame wedding. The bride and groom dance during their wedding reception at The Brick in South Bend, following a University of Notre Dame wedding. Exterior sign at The Brick in South Bend, following a University of Notre Dame wedding. The bride and groom pose in front of The Brick in South Bend, site of their reception following a University of Notre Dame wedding. The bride and groom pose in front of The Brick in South Bend, site of their reception following a University of Notre Dame wedding. The bride and groom pose in front of The Brick in South Bend, site of their reception following a University of Notre Dame wedding.

 

Getting Ready: The Morris Inn and The Doubletree Hotel, South Bend| Ceremony: Basilica of the Sacred Heart, University of Notre Dame | Reception: The Brick | Flowers: Heaven and Earth | Dress: Allure/Romance Collection | Makeup: Dana Shields, True Beauty by Dana and Katie Hooten, Girl on the Glow Makeup | Hair: Beth Phillips and Brittany Shropshire, Hair Sculptors Salon & Spa | Invitation: EVR Paper  | Catering: CK Catering | DJ: Bov Knows Music | Rentals: Burns Rent-Alls | Cake: Magnolia Bakery