Kathryn + Ryan's Evansville, Indiana wedding was so beautiful and worth the drive.
Currently, Kathryn and Ryan reside in Chicago, but they headed back to Kathryn's hometown for their big day.
I totally would bottle up autumn light and colors to use throughout the winter if I could. Totally stunning.
Kathryn's dress was a stunnah too. She was breathtakingly gorgeous. Ryan, you didn't look so bad yourself. :)
Special thanks goes to my second photographer, Allison Cosmos. Not only did she travel with me and keep me awake, she also had a ton of fun with the guys prior to the ceremony. I love groomsmen hijinks.
Sadly, this was my last wedding for this year. Don't worry though. I have a ton of portrait shoots to post. It's been one busy spring, summer and fall.
Kathryn and Ryan, thanks to you and your family for making my last wedding of the year so special. Congrats and best wishes!
Cake artist--Piece of Cake
How much do I love Elizabeth and John's wedding? Let me count the ways.
1.) Elizabeth is seriously one of the funniest people I've ever met. She almost got the reception guests to believe that John and she might be expecting...in two years or so. The delivery was extremely on point and hilarious.
2.) She's also one of the kindest people I've met.
3.) John has quite the moves on the dance floor.
4.) So does Elizabeth.
5.) When John kissed Elizabeth after her reception speech, it sent shivers down my spine. So romantic.
6.) John's socks.
7.) Elizabeth's family (Yay, Lauren + Mike) Like seriously, can they all get married again just so I can hang out some more with them? Also, Elizabeth and her sister's deep affirming love of Wisps (disposable toothbrushes) prior to the ceremony, cracked me up.
8.) John's SUPER-EXCITED-OMG-I-JUST-MARRIED-THE-BEST-GAL-ON-EARTH look after they walked down the aisle and out of the church.
9.) Speaking of the church, Holy Family Parish, LOVE LOVE LOVE. Having survived the Great Chicago Fire, it's been recently restored. I've never seen anything like it before.
10.) Elizabeth and John rockin' out the entire night.
Congrats you two cuties! Muah!
Florist - Asrai Gardens
Caterer - D'Absolute Events and Catering
Cake - Bittersweet
Venue - Prairie Production
Dress - Pronovias. Bought at Dimitras
Bridal Belt (reception only) - Enzoani
Make-up - Sonia Roselli Studio
Hair - The Hair Loft
Dj - Duke at Style Matters
Band (Cocktail) - Bottomfeeders
Also, special thanks to my second photographer, Allison Cosmos, for her beautiful work!
Some photographers like to "Trash the Dress," but when a bride has a dress as fabulous as Soojin's, I'm loathsome to destroy its beauty for art's sake. Soojin decided to wear her own work of art, er, dress while Ray wore one of his comfy business suits for their "Day After" portrait session.
By the way, Soojin is especially in love with the back of the dress. She wanted to make sure that I took tons of photos of it. Let's see how many I was able to capture. :)
We really were so lucky with the incredible autumn light. It just sparkled behind these two lovebirds.
Now onto the beach! As you can tell, they had to move around to stay warm, but I think these photos were worth it. Also, back by popular demand, Ray's fave jumping shot.
As you can see, a "Day After" session is a relaxed way to celebrate your new marriage together. You don't have to destroy your dress, but you can move with ease with no worries or schedule to follow.
Thanks Soojin and Ray!