Arielle Peters Photography taking a couple’s wedding day photos at The Morris Estate in Niles, Michigan.

This wedding was TEN years in the making… yep 10!! Chandler + Annalisa have been crushing on each other since middle school and, from the giddiness we all saw Saturday, those butterflies with one another haven’t diminished even in all that time! It’s genuine emotion like that that makes for the most breathtaking wedding day photos!

This one was extra special to me and could possibly go down as one of my favorite weddings ever, because I’ve been able to see this love story unfolding from the beginning! Chandler happens to be my (not-so-little-anymore) little brother and this beautiful woman is now my sister-in-law!! (Can’t believe we’re finally able to say that!!)

It’s been a blessing to watch them in all their stages from middle school to post college and, in all that time, NEVER waiver on their devotion to each other! Chan used to tell us that he didn’t need to look anywhere else because there’s no other woman like her… he knew he had found his best match and best friend!

So needless to say, Friday’s celebration was much anticipated one!!

Venue and Location

The day took place at The Morris Estate in South Bend, Indiana. This venue’s old-styled church steeple and outdoor reception area is the perfect recipe for a dreamy wedding day, from beginning to end!

After going through their wedding day photos, I was telling my family that it was so fun to watch them with each other that day because of their incredible joy together! If anyone knows my brother you know he’s a pretty big goofball, but no one thinks he’s quite as funny as Annalisa, which tends to encourage him all the more haha! So between all the intimate laughs they shared and the way that he looked at her the entire day, it made it for one of the sweetest days to help capture!

I CANNOT wait to see all the Lord has in store for them as they start out this new journey as husband + wife…. FINALLY!!

Enjoy some of my favorites from their BEAUTIFUL wedding day photos!!

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I’ve always wanted to do a groomsmen reveal (to be funny since I always do bridesmaids reveals)… and this group of guys were the perfect ones to help make it great (and mostly ridiculous haha)!!

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The sweetest father-daughter first look!

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How AMAZING are these florals from Leah Baye’s of LB Floristry?!

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The cutest little ring bearers ever!! But I’m kinda biased since the little man on the right is ours!! He was so excited to be in Uncle Chan’s wedding!

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Chan wrote Annalisa a song for their wedding and surprised her with it at the reception! Probably one of my very favorite parts of the whole day!

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Thanks to a wonderful team who made this day possible:

Planning & Design: Simply Be So Events

Venue: The Morris Estate 

Florals: LB Floristry

Cake: Kristine Geans

Gown: One Fine Day Bridal, Fort Wayne 

Suits: Joseph A. Bank

Dresses: Azazie

Makeup: Bethza Makeup Studio

Hair: Refresh Hair Design Studio

Cocktail Music: Wes BeMiller

Catering: CK Catering Michigan 

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