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...

Lauren and Tony | Naperville Wedding

Well friends, my little rain dance worked again. The weathermen were calling for storms all day, and our first drops didn't fall until the second after Lauren and Tony exited their gorgeous outdoor ceremony. SO beautiful! Meson Sabika provides such a wonderful location for both ceremony and reception. The perfect compliment to the gorgeous Lauren and that dress! Check out the back of Lauren's dress. Wowsa! A trend I'm noticing... it's all about the back of the dress. I cannot forget the flowers either. So amazing! Diane Michelles Florals provided the bouquets. Thank you so much for having me be part of such a beautiful day! Enjoy your preview!

Love this view and approach to the ceremony. 

Love this view and approach to the ceremony. 

LOVE!!

LOVE!!

Rhonda and Eric get married.

SO excited that I needed to post some pics asap of Rhonda and Eric's wedding. =) I've known Rhonda since grade school. And most of her bridesmaids too! Some I've photographed their weddings and some their families. So I knew this wedding would be so much fun. For mid-november, we got pretty lucky. The rain held off and the temps were doable. I think we got some great shots! Rhonda, you looked absolutely beautiful. I'm so happy for you. Thank you so much for sharing this day with me. I def need to give a shout out to Rose who was responsible for the gorgeous flowers! Artful Rose is her company.

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