As the sun sets over Lake Michigan, as seen from the Drake Hotel, Tim Bateman and Kyly Pyle, now Mr. and Mrs., look away from the view of Chicago's Lakeshore Drive long enough to document their special day. Tim proposed that afternoon while the pair was sitting on a park bench near the lakefront. .
Kyly Pyle and Tim Bateman in the News-Center studio recording stories about their families, school and courtship.
The bride, Kyly Pyle, was hours early and one of the first to arrive at the St Lawrence Catholic Chapel on her wedding day, April 22, 2006.
Kyly was greeted by Tim Bateman's grandmother when she arrived at St. Lawrence Catholic Chapel.
Jane Bateman greets her daughter-in-law to be Kyly as she arrives at the chapel.
Two busy people on a Saturday morning. The bride, left, waits for guests while her father Kevin Pyle heads back to his car for another box of wedding paraphernalia. The Pyle family lives in Halstead where Kyly was raised and attended school.
Kyly Pyle talks with her aunt from Humbolt, Doris Rickner.
Karen Redding, 13 months, resting before the big event. Her parents are Scott and Karen Redding, Great Bend.
Preparing for the photo session hours before the Saturday wedding.
Jane Bateman, right, talking to wedding guests in the chapel's foyer.
Guests signing in before the wedding at St Lawrence Catholic Chapel near the KU campus.
Picture time. Tim Bateman's best man and brother Michael Bateman, Kyly, Tim and his parents Jim and Susan Bateman.
Photography and pre-wedding preparation while bride's maids look on.
The groom's mother Jane Bateman, the Pyles, Kevin and Mary Jo and her sister and helper Doris Rickner, of Humbolt.
Is everybody ready? Photographer Chris Bendet talks over his game plan for a group shot of the wedding party. The photographs were taken before the actual wedding. Bride and groom, center, Kyly Pyle and Tim Bateman.
Photographer Chris Bendet and some members of the wedding party.
Nathan Martin, right and Kelsey Hofeling listen for their instructions during the pre-nuptial photo session.
Kyly and Tim do what comes naturally while they wait for the photographer to get set for their wedding portrait.
Matron of honor Kate Regier looks out the window one last time before moving to the front of the chapel for the wedding.
Bride and groom returning to the chapel after an outdoor photography session.
Ashley Winters, left, Bittersweet Floral arranges tulip bouquets for members of the bridal party, Kate Regier and Ali Hamel. Mary Jo Pyle, mother or the bride passes at the right.
The bride's wedding train is arranged before a photograph is made.
Members of the Pyle wedding party waiting for their turn before the camera.
Tim Bateman with his mother Jane, an interior designer.
Kyly Pyle tells those around her about her trip to downtown Lawrence that morning wearing her wedding dress. Her father is standing behind her.
Wedding guests arriving at St. Lawrence Catholic Chapel.
Jim and Susan Bateman, center, entering the sanctuary with Jane Bateman and escort behind them.
Monsignor Vincent Krische greets members of the bridal party as they enter the chapel.
The main event is about to start at the St. Lawrence Catholic Chapel as participants prepare to enter. Kate Regier, right, adjusts the hair of bridesmaid Ali Hamel as Debbie MeClroy glances out the window.
Kyly's last moment alone before the wedding ceremony.
Kevin Pyle arranges his daughter's train before they enter the sanctuary for the wedding service.
Father and daughter exchanging small talk before the big moment.
The doors are about to open for the bride and her father Kevin Pyle.
The beginning of the wedding and everyone stands.
Kyly gets ready to hand off her bridal bouquet to her matron of honor Kate Regier.
The groom's family stand during the ceremony.
The bride and groom exchanging vows during "The Service of Marriage."
Groom's family are on the left, bride's family on the right side of the isle.
The bride sneaks a peek at her matron of honor, Kate Regier during a lull in the ceremony.
Wedding guests sing during the wedding ceremony
Members of the bride's family and a guest stand during the ceremony.
Flanked by Michael Bateman and Kate Regier, Kyly Pyle and Tim Bateman participate in the wedding ceremony.
Kyly and Tim Bateman, now man and wife, exit the sanctuary of the St. Lawrence Catholic Chapel near the KU campus at the end of the wedding ceremony.
The bride's mother Mary Jo Pyle blows on a paper noise maker as the bride and groom greet guests as they exit the chapel. The tossing of rice or birdseed is not permitted at the chapel so paper noisemakers were handed out to exiting guests who blew a noisy salute as the bride and groom headed for their waiting car.
The grooms brother Michael Bateman offers congratulations at the door. Jim and Susan Bateman are in the foreground.
Hugs all around as guests leave after the ceremony.
Most everyone leaving agreed out loud that the bride looked wonderful.
The crowd raises paper noisemakers to offer a salute to the bride and groom.
The bride and groom take leave echoing the crowd's noisemakers with two of their own.