Lexi and Tyler | Chicago Wedding

Ok… hands down the best first look I’ve seen. That’s all I managed to get through with this post only because the getting ready shots up through the first look were so amazing… If I kept going, I’d be posting over 100 photos. So perhaps another day I will share more from this wedding. Until then, just try not to get teary seeing this first look.

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Rachel and Ryan, pt 1 | Lake Geneva Wedding

So I'm blogging this wedding in parts... because there are so many photo I want to share. Rachel is a good friend and has been through the wringer the past year with the passing of her mother Karen. Rachel did an amazing job of keeping her mother with us throughout the entire day. We laughed. We cried. But mostly we celebrated the way Karen would have. We start with some getting ready shots, the first look and wedding party photos.. 
Location: Horticultural Hall, Lake Geneva WI

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Chelsea and Tony | Elkhart Lake Wedding

Finally getting caught up on blogging and what better way to kick it off than with Chelsea and Tony. Such a gorgeous wedding in Elkhart Lake, WI. We had their first look on the dock outside Chelsea's parent home and then walked around the downtown area for group shots. The reception was so beautiful! Siebken's Resort was such a great location where cocktails and the dancing portion were held in their tavern and the dinner in their amazing dining area. Check out all of the amazing details! 

Ben + Margaret | Bannockburn Wedding

So hard to even find where to start. This was such an incredible wedding. The setting was Margaret's parent's home. The girls were prepped by the amazing Nika Vaughn Bridal Artists and Xotchilt M. Alcantar for hair. There were gorgeous flowers everywhere by the one of my favorites Fleur, Inc. Once Margaret was dressed and ready to go, we managed to find a private little spot out by the wood shed, away from the hustle and bustle of everyone working so hard to set up. The ceremony was in the back yard, which provided the most beautiful light as the wedding party walked up the aisle. A stone pathway lined with rose petals leading to a water fountain was where they said I Do. Did I mention that Margaret walked down the aisle to the orchestra playing the Darth Vader theme? What?!?! Following hand written caulk signs leading to cocktails on the back patio where they had big wooden barrels serving as high top tables. While everyone was getting a drink, playing lawn games and having a snack, a white horse and carriage was waiting to take Ben and Margaret on a little ride for a moment alone. Dinner and dancing finished up our night inside a beautiful white tent by Sperry Tents. It was like a giant circus tent but all white, with peaks and flags flying. Inside, the tables were not just any tables. Beautiful vintage looking wood tables, with a different piece of china and pastel crystal glasses at every setting. There is so much to describe that I'll stop there and just let you look through the photos. A beautiful wedding. A beautiful family. Thank you so much for having me. It was truly a pleasure. xoxo

A pocket watch and jacket lined with skull and crossbones. Love the personal touches. 

A pocket watch and jacket lined with skull and crossbones. Love the personal touches. 

Work that tulle Margaret!

Work that tulle Margaret!

These girls are so beautiful.

These girls are so beautiful.

Check this out. Ben's ring is wood... and he made it himself!!

Check this out. Ben's ring is wood... and he made it himself!!

Beautiful Husky! One blue eye and one brown!

Beautiful Husky! One blue eye and one brown!

Another one! Gorgeous classy wreaths by Fleur around their necks.

Another one! Gorgeous classy wreaths by Fleur around their necks.

To be continued...