Sheila and Mark's marriage began with a rainbow.

I'm not waxing poetically. Over Ruffled Feathers Golf Club, a lovely rainbow graced our presence during cocktail hour. While the bagpiper had to go inside due to the rain, my second photographer, Maggie, and I dashed outside to capture this rare occurrence.

By the way, if you're curious as to why Sheila is jumping on a blue trampoline, check out the movie, The Time Traveler's Wife. Sheila wanted to be like the movie characters and jump on the bed in their wedding attire, but due to time constraints, running back to the hotel wasn't an option. Instead, Mark surprised Sheila with a blue trampoline and a copy of the movie as his wedding gift to her. Pretty thoughtful gift, eh?

Girls Irish dancing and seeing Sheila and Mark enjoy the festivities were other highlights of the evening.

Sheila and Mark, thank you for sharing your lovely friends and family with me. It was such a memorable day.


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Heather says:

I'm completely jealous of the rainbow and trampoline in the same day.

(07.22.10 @ 08:44 PM)
Kyle says:

There are many, many things that I like about this post. But one thing that stood out to me is that there's a person in your dress shot and it adds so much life than normal, dress hanging on a hanger shot. I love all the life in your pictures Laurie.

(07.23.10 @ 01:27 AM)
Shang says:

So amazing that they have a rainbow! Mark is such a sweetheart for bringing the trampoline!

(07.23.10 @ 02:29 AM)
Sheila says:

Laurie and Maggie: I love the photos!! You did such a great job of capturing some of the most special moments of the day and I LOVE the photos of the rainbow! I also love all of the color!! I can't wait to see the rest of the photos!

(07.23.10 @ 06:46 AM)
adam @ says:

Great work! I love the pics of the rainbow :)

(07.23.10 @ 12:22 PM)
Tricia says:

Lovely job! I think the last one is my favorite. :)

(07.23.10 @ 02:23 PM)
Crystal says:

Truly amazing work!! I LOVE the last one of the B&G dancing :)

(07.23.10 @ 02:25 PM)
Jamie M Swanson says:

Truly a beautiful wedding. LOVE that you got the rainbow - so excellent!

(07.23.10 @ 03:14 PM)
Paul Rowland says:

Amazingly beautiful work -- your images show a lot of emotion.

(07.23.10 @ 07:08 PM)
Brad Ross Photography says:

A very modern and beautiful set of wedding photos.

(07.24.10 @ 06:11 PM)
Jared Tseng says:

My favorite image is the one where the kid is texting under the table. GREAT CAPTURE there!

(07.25.10 @ 05:38 AM)
Herman Au says:

love that last dancing shot the light streaks are awesome!

(07.25.10 @ 10:52 PM)
Christan Parreira says:

....that.rainbow!! Awesome post!

(07.26.10 @ 12:31 AM)
Mark Kalkwarf says:

Wow, that hardly ever happens - Well captured.

(07.26.10 @ 06:16 AM)
Heather says:

A rainbow! Wow, that's so awesome!! I love all your detail shots, great job!

(07.26.10 @ 07:13 PM)
Maggie Rife says:

Laurie, these are so wonderful! You did such a great job documenting their event. I love the details, the scenics, and of course, the moments! You're such a storyteller!

(07.27.10 @ 04:03 PM)
Nicole Thomas says:

There is just so much greatness going on in all of these photos I don't know where to begin! I loved seeing all of them.

(07.30.10 @ 12:26 AM)
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I had the honor of photographing Tess and Al's Korean wedding ceremony the day after their American-style wedding day at the home of Tess's parents.  Photographing different cultural ceremonies is one of my favorite aspects of my job.

One of the key parts of the ceremony, in addition to the bride and groom honoring the groom's parents, is the throwing of the dates and chesnuts into the bride's wedding skirt. The more dates and chesnuts the bride and groom catch in her wedding skirt, the more years of happiness they will share together. Al's father didn't want to risk any bad luck, so he took the safer route and placed the dates directly into the skirt to much applause from the group.

Another cool tradition is that the groom has to take his new bride, piggyback, around the room after the ceremony.

I truly enjoyed having the opportunity to hang out with Tess and Al's family on this special day. I also loved the noodles (traditional Korean wedding fare), which Tess's grandmother served me.

Thanks Tess and Al for including me on this special occasion!


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Steve says:

Oooh, I love all of the color! Great stuff, Laurie - I love that last shot!

(07.21.10 @ 12:39 PM)
Shella says:

So colourful! Love the last one - they look so happy :)

(07.21.10 @ 01:41 PM)
A Story in Time Photography says:

Your work is always incredible. I loved the colors and the details. The picture of the man taking the picture is my favorite!

(07.21.10 @ 01:43 PM)
Amber Hughes says:

Really loving these! I've yet to photograph a Korean wedding - they look so full of colour and wonderful traditions :)

(07.21.10 @ 01:59 PM)
Kyle says:

Dang Laurie, such killer, vibrant colors!

(07.21.10 @ 02:31 PM)
Eric Yerke says:

Awesome work Laurie. Looks like a great wedding. Lovely couple

(07.21.10 @ 02:57 PM)
gabe aceves says:

laurie your work is always fresh and fun. this is beautiful, and those colors are amazing.

(07.21.10 @ 11:41 PM)
Paul Alexander says:

Great set, love the colours and costumes, superb :-)

(07.22.10 @ 08:06 AM)
Ryan Brenizer says:

I love the colors of the Korean hanbok. Great look into an intimate moment.

(07.22.10 @ 02:11 PM)
Tess says:

Thanks so much for working so hard on our wedding weekend! These pictures are beautiful!

(07.23.10 @ 08:07 AM)
adam @ says:

Beautiful work! I love the colors in these, and their outfits are cute :)

(07.23.10 @ 12:12 PM)
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(07.26.10 @ 04:18 PM)
Just Alex says:

Love these. Excellent, excellent job!

(09.07.10 @ 01:26 PM)
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After photographing their engagement session in NYC, I knew I would love Tess and Al's wedding. Their family and friends are as sweet as them.

Probably the highlight of my day was watching Tess and her father do their "Let's Get Loud" dance midway through the traditional father/daughter dance.

I'm saving up my words for Tess and Al's Korean ceremony, which I will blog about next. In the meantime, enjoy!

DJ/MC - Sounds Abound
florist - Walden flowers/family friend
ceremony: Wesley Unity Methodist Church, Naperville
venue - Hilton Naperville/Lisle
dress - Ceremonia (Seoul, South Korea)
Makeup - Beauty on Call
Hair - Park Jun's Beauty Shop
Wedding Coordinator - Weddings by Denise

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Kelly says:

Great, Laurie! I especially love two photos: the one of Tess touching Al's head during the toasts & the one of Tess & her father rockin' it out. Such a sweet couple, they were.

(07.15.10 @ 08:11 PM)
Jessie Cadenas says:

The expression on the grandmother's face is priceless!

(07.15.10 @ 08:21 PM)
brooke says:

LOVE these! Your work is always beautiful, but these are perfect.

(07.16.10 @ 12:01 AM)
Luis Godinez says:

OMG, amazing wedding as always. I think I love the sequence of them kissing at the reception table. I feel I was there as a guest as I watch 2 friends that are madly in love with each other.

(07.16.10 @ 01:46 AM)
Phill says:

Brilliant montage Laurie. It's great to be able to feel the story of the day through your images.

(07.16.10 @ 03:49 AM)

very very bautiful!!!!

(07.16.10 @ 05:57 AM)
Tenielle (Feather + Stone) says:

I just love the moments between the bride and her family while she's getting's such a privelege to catch that isn't it.... beautiful job! :)

(07.16.10 @ 06:08 AM)
Brad Ross Photography says:

A wonderful story told with some amazing photos. Your style is beautiful.

(07.16.10 @ 07:11 AM)
Nathan Gilmer says:

Great shots! I love the different culture influences.

(07.16.10 @ 10:01 AM)
Ryan Brenizer says:

Beautiful, intimate and fun throughout the day.

(07.16.10 @ 11:26 AM)
Lisa Novakowski says:

Great photojournalism! You did a fantastic job capturing the moments and emotions during the day. I agree with Brad, your style is beautiful.

(07.16.10 @ 12:13 PM)
Becca Dilley says:

Wonderful images. I love your B&Ws, and your lighting is lovely!

(07.16.10 @ 12:15 PM)
Kyle says:

Laurie, these photos and the emotions in them are so organic. You were always amazing, but I feel like you've gotten extra amazing recently :)

(07.16.10 @ 02:31 PM)
Sally says:

It's been said already, but I have to say it again - I love the emotions you've captured and how well your pictures tell the story of this beautiful wedding!! Such great work!

(07.16.10 @ 06:32 PM)
Dani K. says:

Laurie, as always, so beautiful. The dancing shots are my faves!

(07.16.10 @ 06:49 PM)
Jaimie Dee Photography says:

Fantastic presentation! I just stumbled across your site today and LOVE it! Great site design, everything is set up so nicely! Good color scheme and fabulous work! Good job and keep it up! :)

(07.16.10 @ 09:13 PM)
The last Emperor says:

Fantastic 您是最佳的攝影師 .That means you are a great photographer.
All the way from Guangzhou, Fushan City, China.. Your panamenian hubby

(07.16.10 @ 11:00 PM)
matt shumate says:

Yay Laurie! These are so stinking cool! Really feel the joy of the day in your photos.

(07.17.10 @ 01:27 PM)
Jenna Cole says:

Looks like those first dance tips really paid off. Love the detail shots of the bride and groom's apparel.

(07.19.10 @ 02:03 PM)
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