Kate & Rick were married in March, on a very sunny day. The light from the sun that day could do no wrong in my book. I imagine it is the same light that is inside of this couple and the love they have for one another. It is constant, glowing, and beautiful. Kate and her mom are artists, and every detail showed their creativity and love of the artful touch. One of my favorite shots of the day (and of all time) was Mom's creativity at work - she wished for an image inspired by Horst P. Horst's image of a model, and I was more than happy to oblige. Nothing makes me happier than a creative collaboration with my clients (see previous posts for mugshots, heh heh). She even promised to paint the image, something I am beyond excited to see someday!!! So here is a sneak peek -- at some of the images Stephanie and I captured that day... at the request of a loyal blog reader, I have split up my usual large image into several smaller ones, as she was not able to view the large image on her phone. If you have this issue with your phone/Ipad, please let me know! And let me know if this new way of doing things help corrects it. More details between each group, but here are some of the amazing vendors that helped make this day so special...
Hair & Makeup: Design Line Studio, Geneva, IL
Ceremony: First Congregational Church, Geneva, IL
Reception: Riverside Receptions, Geneva, IL
Bride: Paloma Blanca
Groom: Men's Wearhouse
Flowers: Town & Country Gardens, Geneva, IL
Cake: The Cakery
DJ: Parallel Hills
Invites: Paper Merchant
The bride's Grandma had recently passed, and she included a photo and candle to her memory at the altar, and some special items in the pockets of her dress (yes the bride's dress had pockets - AMAZING). It was so great to know that her Grandma was so special to her and to include her. I know that she was there in spirit, proud of her lovely granddaughter on her wedding day.
Also, Kate & Rick chose to do a "first look" - when they see each other prior to the ceremony in order to get some photos done of the two of them together. This is great when there is not a lot of time in between the ceremony and reception, because it saves us from having to rush through photos, and take so much stress from the day! If you are more traditional and choose not to see each other, I advise leaving at least 2 hours in between the ceremony and reception for pics! It sounds like a lot of time, but it goes really fast, and why rush through this most awesome and important day of your lives? Stop and enjoy!!! And smell those gorgeous flowers you are holding. :)OK, so it was a smidge cold that day, but we rocked Island Park anyway. Who needs warm weather when your love is white hot? (insert obligatory guitar riff here)Their details included white Spring flowers, green and dark blue with a smidge of yellow - perfect for this time of year. And a wedding first for me - coconut cake - YUM! There were also some really cool large white balloons that added a festive and fun touch! Just perfect!Such a lovely day for a lovely couple. Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your day! More to come SOON! <3