I have shot in Rockford a few times. I definitely had no clue this place existed until Matt and Liz’s wedding day. WOW. The Anderson Japanese Gardens were gorgeous!

It was great photographing their engagement session. I knew that shooting their wedding would be a blast. It was!

I wanted to start with a detail shot from the awesome venue!

Liz arrived and got ready….fast.
Her shoes!
And we were off to meet up with Matt.
I love his reaction…
A quick shot of Liz before the wedding party showed up…
The girls…
They wanted this shot to use for their ‘thank you’ cards.
The party…
The groom gives his newest family member a smooch.
His brother could not be with us for the wedding but his cardboard stand-up showed up. Here he is with his family!
And his mother…
Matt’s father was taking photos all day!
The ceremony begins…
Matt’s father performed the ceremony…
I love this shot of Liz’s mother…
Matt’s mother sang during the wedding…
And they did it!
After the ceremony, we walked around the gardens for more photos!
Yes, this is in Rockford! =)
The groom tried to take something home to remind him of the wedding day…
And then the cocktail hour begins!
Some quick cocktail shots…
I had to post this!
Some details from the reception…
I love this idea!
A blessing from Matt’s father…
And the speeches…
The first dance!
I really love this shot!
Matt gets his groove on…
Lisa got this great shot!
Baby wants milk.
Yup, thats Matt’s brother and his wife.
Matt had to get in on the action!
Hilarious…
More dancing!
And the ring shot…
Thanks for loving every minute of the picture taking!! You two were awesome.