Last summer, on August 14th, Kevin filled out my contact form to request information on 8/16/14. I wrote back that I was available, but the very same day, I received an inquiry from another couple interested in the same date! I had to email them both and ask if they were able to meet that night to put down a deposit, and since Kevin & Julia live in the area, they were able to do so, and they booked me for their wedding! A year of planning went by and brought them to this day:
I met Julia at her parents’ home for pictures while she got ready – and pictures with her two cats, Dinky and Mr. Meowser, wearing handmade sting bowties!
Julia wore her grandmother’s ring pinned to the inside of her dress.
Julia’s parents opted to wait until after all the girls left before getting ready so they could just be available to help. They took pictures as the limo drove away.
We drove to Kevin’s family’s house for the “first look” and pictures with Kevin’s parents.
This face says, “Wait, what do I do with this?”
When it was time for the “first look” I walked Kevin out into the yard and instructed him not to turn around for any reason. The groomsmen were having fun shouting stuff at him.
While I was taking pictures of Julia & the bridesmaids, the guys just couldn’t wait for their turn I guess!
Groomsman Kenny was ready with his “boombox” (a.k.a. iPhone). It was some song from Kill Bill, haha.
The groomsmen were braver than the bridesmaids, and Kevin walked them out into the tall grass for photos. There were some NSFP (not safe for parents) photos out there that I was instructed not to post under any circumstances.
Julia was gorgeous with her perfect curls and long train!
Nothing to see here, just two dudes feeding each other some last minute snacks before getting in the limo.
My husband and I love BOMI Jewelers!
We made the drive to Marcy Casino in Delaware Park, where the decision was made to move the ceremony from the Rose Garden down onto the covered patio. It was unfortunate, as both Kevin & Julia really wanted to be married at the pergola in the Rose Garden, but the rain was coming and going and it was just too much of a gamble to leave the chairs out.
After the ceremony, everyone transitioned into cocktail hour and the fun (and eating!) began!
Rain or no rain, I knew Julia & Kevin really wanted a picture in front of the pergola so we waited for a moment when it was only sprinkling lightly, grabbed someone’s umbrella, and headed up there.
I loved the strung lights and the lit stars hanging from the canopy!
There as a very competitive bouquet toss – I’m not even sure who won!
At 9:30, they invited everyone down to the lakefront for a sparkler tunnel.
Congrats, I had a really fun time working with you guys, and I hope you have a wonderful honeymoon once you get on your way. Enjoy it!!!