Some of my favorite moments...
The bride’s first look with dad was so touching that I (the photographer) got choked up with emotions. Only about 30% of my brides do a reveal with dad. It is climbing up the ladder to be one of my favorite times of the day. I would love to see more brides incorporate this into their day.
This newlywed sprinkled little dashes of the past through out their wedding. We stopped by the groom’s childhood church for the wedding portrait. The church had historic beauty at the same time represented personal significance to the couple. The bride and groom opted out on the sand / candle ceremony that we often see. Instead they chose to do a soil ceremony where they combined the grounds of important landmarks of their past. Now that is a unique and original idea.
I love the idea of a generational tradition at weddings. The bride ordered a small second cake from Jarosch Bakery. This is the bakery her grandmother used for her own wedding back in the 40s. The mother of the bride also ordered her wedding cake from the same bakery. I love the idea of continuity from a local business that have been around for so long.
One of the sweetest moments was the transition from the father of the bride speech to the father daughter dance. It was so smooth and seamless. The father was sharing stories of how the bride loves to play princess then the song Cinderella by Steven Curtis Chapman came on. He then reached out his hand to lead the bride onto the dance floor like a scene from a fairy tale. It was a wow moment for me followed by awwwww.
Wedding Ceremony: First Congregational Church of West Dundee IL
Wedding Reception: The Seville of Streamwood IL