In August, we coordinated the lovely wedding of Katy+Ken, at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at Notre Dame. The ceremony was held at the beautiful basilica at Notre Dame, and if you’ve never seen it before, the basilica (and the whole campus) is absolutely beautiful. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I think rainy wedding days can be just as good as the bright and sunny days—I think umbrellas can add a really fun accessory to pictures, especially if you’ve got some big ones to cover your group. Ben and Dan had it covered with some great umbrellas to keep the bridal party dry and happy!

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The reception was held at the Heritage Center in St. Joseph, and one of my favorite parts of the night was the couples creative changes to the traditional bouquet+garter toss. Katy threw her bouquet off of the balcony, which is always fun, and Ken switched things up by serenading Katy in lieu of a garter toss, and he did a fantastic job singing along with the Matt Reed Band (who were rocking the whole night, they were amazing!)

Photos by Ben Pancoast Photography


  • Megan+Greg at Mill Creek Barns in Watervliet, Southwest Michigan
  • Lisa+Bart at the Blue Dress Barn in Millburg, Southwest Michigan
  • Yana+Brannon at Shadowland Pavilion and The Heritage Center in St. Joseph, Michigan
  • Kate+Mitch at Shadowland Pavilion and The Heritage Center in St. Joseph, Michigan
  • Stefanie+Jim at Santaniello’s and Weko Beach in Bridgman, Michigan