Katie & Dave were married on June 25th and were my last June wedding of the year! It was a great way to wrap up my busiest month - with a gorgeous vintage themed wedding and two just as gorgeous people! Their wedding ceremony and reception took place at Hotel Baker in St. Charles - a really beautiful old hotel right on the Fox River. Everything about Hotel Baker has a very rich, elegant and vintage feel which was perfect for the day!
Katie & Dave actually met at a swing dance class, and have been long time friends! Their friendship blossomed into romance, and now they have become inseparable -- the way they hold each other and move together you can tell they will never part! This wedding was so much fun, we even got to enjoy some swing dancing later on in the night! Here are just a few of the tons of images Missy and I captured - enjoy!
There is nothing like a stunning, happy bride! I was in love with her! Before the ceremony we photographed in the Rose Garden behind the hotel...
Katie & Dave chose to have a very small bridal party, one attendant each
They chose to have their ceremony in the Rainbow Room to escape the heat - and snuck a kiss afterwards before heading out!
A joyous send off...
Katie & Dave rented an old fashioned auto to chauffeur us around St. Charles for some quick pictures during the cocktail hour!
The Arcada Theater
While we were out, the awesome staff at HB turned the Rainbow Room into a lovely reception spot!
Some of the swing dance moves - they had a swing band and their first dance was to "Fever" - fabulous!!!
At night in the garden -- I just love the way the river is lit up
They had a typewriter for the guests to type notes to the instead of a traditional guestbook! I loved this idea, and used their rings for a shot!
Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your awesome day!!!