This weekend was awesome! Not only did I get to shoot a wedding with my best friend Beth, but then the two of us hung out in Chicago together! It was so so nice to spend time in the city, no agenda, just relaxing. We shopped, had lunch, took photos, drank coffee. It was fabulous. And of course, the wedding, fabulous as well. I think the part of this wedding that I loved the most was that the bride and groom opted to see each other before the wedding. I took photos of the "first look" and, let me tell you, it was the SWEETEST thing ever! As you'll see in the photos below, she could hardly contain her joy and she walked up to him, the moment after she tapped him on the shoulder and he turned, they both broke. They were hugging and crying...it was one of the most beautiful things i've seen. Here are a few of my favorites from the day.
I'm always amazed at how blessed I am to spend so many beautiful days with so many wonderful people. August 1st, weather wise, started out looking iffy, but ended up stunning. The sky ended up rivaling Heathers chosen pale yellow accents on the chairs at the ceremony site. Yellow flowers lined the walkway that Heather would soon walk down. The sprinkling sound of water from the nearby fountain provided perfect background sounds. But despite the beautiful environment, Heather topped the cake!! I had tears threatening as she walked down the fenced in walkway with her father. Sam's faced looked like I felt as he watched her come down the aisle. Heather and Sam, I think it's safe to say that your day was a total success!! Ok...on to the pictures!!
Have to start with the dress, simple and stunning.
Love this one.
During the ceremony they released butterflies!! It was so sweet and fun. Butterflies were everywhere, one even choose to stay on Heathers dress for the remainder of the ceremony!
Heather and her sisters. I took this one during family photos, but I couldn't resist putting it in, especially remembering the touching toast the two of them made about their sister and her new husband.
Heathers father was half of the entertainment that night as he led two sets with his band.
Heather and Sam, thank you for choosing me to be a part of your day!! Blessings and blessings on you as you start your new life together.