In my view, it's the little details and moments that make a wedding day unique. Any wedding can be filled with pretty decor, but it's the unexpected twists, the unplanned surprises and the personal touches that really, really make me fall in love with a couple's celebration. When I laid eyes on Kathleen & Mike's Chicago wedding, captured by Ben Elsass Photography, I knew I was looking at a day that reflected and represented them wholly. From the sweet letters they exchanged before the ceremony to the emotion first look to the cute signage used throughout their reception, it's easy to see that these two are head over heels and so fun to be around!
From the photographer...
I'm so excited to share these images with you from Kathleen & Mike's wedding a few weekends ago in Chicago's Lincoln Park! On their wedding day, we had a gorgeous early summer day to work with and it started with an amazing (and emotional!) first look in Lincoln Park. After the ceremony at Saint Clement we headed to Lincoln Park for more pictures surrounded by the Chicago skyline and finally walked around Peggy Notebart Nature Museum for a few more images, which is where their reception was. A very unique venue, perfectly fitting of them! One of my favorite things from their wedding was all the individual stationary designed by Spilled Ink Press!
I really enjoy getting to know all of the couples I have the pleasure of working with. Through meeting in person for a drink (like we did at Burwood Tap, one of their favorite Chicago neighborhood spots), you really get to know people, see how they interact with each other and what makes each couples relationship so special. There is also a questionnaire I have everyone fill out. I read back through Kathleen & Mike's quesitonnaire before writing this post and it made me laugh... out loud. It was obvious, on paper, these two love to make each other laugh. Being a part of their wedding day, you are able to see this in person and know it's something that makes their relationship so unique. Enjoy a preview from their day!
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