drury lane chicago wedding | jim + kerry


chicagowinterwedding_ellerosephoto_j+k-48Jim and Kerry were married on NYE, closing out my 2015 wedding season with one hell of a party! I had the amazing Maggie of Something Blue Images along with me to capture their gorgeous day and man did we have an incredible time capturing this day. This day was just non-stop fun, with huge smiles on everyones faces. From the morning at home with Kerry and the ladies, there was just this wonderfully calm + joyful vibe, like everyone was exactly where they were supposed to be. I thrive off vibes like that : ) I started with Kerry’s gorgeous details while Maggie was hanging out capturing Jim and the guys on their laid back morning. We all met up together at Ridge Country Club to officially get the day started with one super sweet first look – always my favorite!
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chicagowinterwedding_ellerosephoto_j+k-144 chicagowinterwedding_ellerosephoto_j+k-147 chicagowinterwedding_ellerosephoto_j+k-149 And then they danced. And they did not stop!! Such a fun floor to be snapping photos on : )chicagowinterwedding_ellerosephoto_j+k-152 chicagowinterwedding_ellerosephoto_j+k-150 chicagowinterwedding_ellerosephoto_j+k-153 chicagowinterwedding_ellerosephoto_j+k-154 chicagowinterwedding_ellerosephoto_j+k-163 chicagowinterwedding_ellerosephoto_j+k-158 chicagowinterwedding_ellerosephoto_j+k-156

Favorite moment of the day: It’s really hard to pick just one… So we picked two 🙂 one of our favorite moments was our first look. Being able to see each other and spend a few moments alone was exciting yet so peaceful. Our other favorite moment was being able to stand together at the head table just after midnight and see all of the people that we love the most enjoying themselves so much.
Would we do anything differently?: Not a single thing! We loved every second of the entire day, start to finish.
Any tips or tricks for future couples?: Take time to enjoy and appreciate it all. Not only the wedding day but every moment leading up to it, too. It goes by way too fast and that overwhelming feeling of love is something you’ll want to remember and re-visit.

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Second Shooter Amazingness :: Maggie Wright  ///  Florist :: Fasan Florist  ///  DJ :: Big Fish Music Productions  ///  Cake :: Naples Bakery  ///  Transportation :: Chicago Trolley Co.  ///  Invitations :: P.S. I Love You Boutique  ///  Bride’s Dress :: Mori Lee  ///  Bride’s shoes :: Kate Spade  ///  Bride’s belt and hair piece :: Big Rock Bridal (Etsy)  ///  Bridesmaid Dresses :: Adrianna Papell /// Venue :: Drury Lane

 

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  1. I love each picture more than the one before it and cannot wait until we get to see them all. Laurie, you were so fabulous the entire day. I really feel as though you you captured the essence of LOVE in these photos. I will admit that I was a bit skeptical about the whole “first look” but your photos have made me a believer. On that crazy wonderful but overwhelming day I am a fan of the bride and groom stealing away for some unrushed together time to know that they are there for each other. You definitely provided that and allowed all of us a glimpse into that time. I am a huge fan of how you showcase details of the day and document them so they will never be dim in our minds. I especially love the black and white photo of Kerry Beth and Jim with the light behind her veil enveloped by the architecture of the train station. Excellent!

    1. Sheila! This comment put such a smile on my face, thank you so much for sharing! I cannot wait to get them all to you guys, there are SO MANY more to share!! And the first look, it is a special gift that I adore when my couples take advantage of it – always a memorable moment!


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