Katie and Will’s wedding was something special. Will has been battling brain cancer for the past year and all of the wedding vendors involved wanted to make this the best wedding possible for both of them. Everything about their wedding was fantastic. The weather, the venue, the guests and the love the two of them have for each other. It was pretty incredible to be a part of it and I was honored that they chose me to photograph it!
I arrived to photograph Katie and she already had her dress ready for pictures.
I love this shot of her getting ready. Don’t worry. She gave me permission to post! =)
Her friend had the difficult task of making a perfect bow!
Katie’s father takes a peek of his daughter in her gown.
A quick portrait before we headed to the church.
The ceremony started as soon as we arrived.
Will was all smiles!
The flower girl caught me in the act.
The beautiful church.
I think Will really did have a smile on his face all day! I love this shot of the two of them as they were announced a newly wed couple.
They did it.
The bubbles were blowing as they exited the church.
Popping the cork!
We arrived at the beautiful Botanic Gardens to start our quick photo session before the big party!
Their wedding party was great. Everyone was really excited for the photos!
I could shoot here all day!
We ditched the wedding party and headed around for more photos!
Katie looking beautiful.
One of their favorite spots at the Gardens
They met overseas. Katie is from Canada and Will was born and raised in the north suburbs of Chicago. We decided to play around with their respective flags.
You can’t go wrong having cocktails in the walled garden. It’s beautiful!
I love the gate at the entrance!
My second photographer caught the flower girl taking care of some business!
Is he giving me the finger? Oh SNAP!
Kehoe did an amazing job on the flowers and decor. I love that blue bench too!
Katie had a cute ceramic house that the guests could write their well wishes and place them inside.
I love the “Mad Lib” layout.
Another DIY by Katie!
Kehoe also had this great furniture on the patio for their reception.
The pretty and tasty cake.
Will raises his glass and the speeches begin.
Katie’s maid of honor.
The tears were rolling.
Her father gave the greatest speech ever. Seriously. I believe the words “penis” and “breath” were actually involved. ‘Nuff said.
The first dance.
Will’s mother was loving it!
Some of the kids wanted to sing a song for the bride and groom.
And then it was a crazy dance party!
Thanks for letting me be a part of such a memorable night. All the best!