Since Jackie + Mark’s adorable engagement session last fall, (which was also featured on Style Me Pretty Illinois), I have been closely following (ok, more like stalking) Jackie’s wedding Pinterest board, Facebook uploads, and Instagram posts on all her wedding crafting. And with each personalized detail shared one by one/day by day, my anticipation grew as I counted down the days until 5.3.13.
But more importantly, I went into this wedding knowing how much love Jackie + Mark shared with each other. I was lucky enough to witness this during their engagement session (just another reason why I LOVE shooting e-sessions and can’t stress their importance enough).Well was that love there on the wedding day after all the stresses of wedding planning? You better believe it was magnified. It was a day filled with meaningful details, tears of joy, sisterly bonding & bickering, and sheer beauty. Jackie, you were an absolutely STUNNING bride. Classic, beautiful, and timeless. And Mark, you could see your excitement for miles. You looked handsome, genuine, and it was so stinkin’ adorable to hear how curious you were as to when Jackie was putting on the dress.
I cannot thank both of you enough for allowing me to be a part of your spectacular day. I had an amazing time with you, your family and your friends. Like I mentioned in my goals blog post a few days ago, there were so many guests that came up to me just to say how much they loved my work, which NEVER gets old and gives me the biggest sense of accomplishment and pride. It was truly a day of love and it was so easy to see how happy everyone was to be there celebrating your marriage. The tiny details you took the time to incorporate into your wedding made it such a unique day and I hope these photos will help you remember everything about 5.3.13.
Or watch the slideshow below:
Church /// First United Methodist Church of Elmhurst
Bridal Prep/Reception /// Westin Chicago NW
Portraits /// Wilder Mansion
Assistant Photographer /// JordanQuinn Photography
Videographer /// OJO Creative
Cake Artist /// Lovin’ Oven Cakery
Florist /// Andrew’s Garden
DJ /// DJUJ
Wedding Dress /// Bella Bianca Couture – Rivini (sash from Nordstrom)
Bridesmaid Dresses /// Nordstrom
Men’s Tuxedos /// Cosmo’s in Villa Park
Vocalist /// Jack Miuccio