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New Buffalo Michigan Wedding | Julie & Kevin
Ceremony & Reception: New Buffalo MI See Full Gallery
Once in a while we get extra lucky and take part in something that breaks the mold. You meet a couple that wants to get away from the expectations of a big city wedding and just wants to be surrounded by close family to share and celebrate what truly matters. When we read about what Julie & Kevin were planning, we hoped and crossed our fingers that we would be included in their plans and so we were.
Julie & Kevin planned for a sunset beach wedding on a private property in New Buffalo Michigan. The day stated off with strong storms off an on throughout the day. With the weather uncertainty, they began setting up for an indoor ceremony in the dining room. When I arrived, I gave a little nudge to wait just a few minutes, as the storm had a slight chance to pass and it would be a shame to not have what they had dreamed for (plus I drove 2 hours through the storms and refuse to come home empty handed). Sure enough, the sun started shining and gave us a beautiful sunset along with rainbows for about an hour, just enough to have a short ceremony and beach photos. How magical is that!
Not having enough time to move the ceremony to the beach, the chairs were quickly set up on the deck overlooking Lake Michigan. After a beautiful sunset ceremony, we headed to the beach for some photos with the bride and groom and their daughters. And we have to say, this time frame and conditions is what most photographers wish for. As you can see, all their photos are simply amazing. Right after the rainbow shot, we had to sprint back through the sands as the storms came right back. Thank you weather gods for allowing us an hour of pure magic to realize Julie & Kevin’s dream wedding.
Congratulations Julie & Kevin! And thank you for choosing Life On Prints to capture your very special day!
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Eaglewood Resort Indoor Wedding Ceremony | Sarah & Jason
Ceremony & Reception: Eaglewood Resort, Itasca IL See Full Gallery
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11 years ago, we were privileged to be introduced to this wonderful family and since then, have shot a total of 4 weddings within their circle of friends and family. It’s certainly an honor and a treat to see everyone again with new additions. Most of the day took place at the Eaglewood Resort in Itasca, while Sarah started her day at home where her dress was surrounded with childhood memories. Chicago is very unpredictable so while it’s mid May, the weather seemed more like November so were held indoors for most of the day. But that did not take away from a lovely ceremony filled with emotional moments. The ceremony, while indoors, had great panoramic views of the golf course. We had a little break in the weather and got a chance for a few sunset shots on the bridge.
Some fun details…Sarah broke a “no gift” agreement and surprised Jason with an awesome electric guitar as a gift. While the girls had cute & sexy ribbon laced high heels, the guys had fun socks to accent their personalities, one of them had poop on it. Sarah & Jason donated to Hoosier Outrun Cancer in honor of a friend, always a great alternative to favors. Sarah’s brother did the speech for “her side” and got super creative, doing it with a poem to a slide show of fun life long photos, a hilarious treat for all the guests. See more of their highlights & details on our Facebook Page.
Congratulations Sarah & Jason! Thank you very much for having us back and giving us a chance to be with everyone once again and most of all, having us record your important memories! Hope to see everyone again in the near future!
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Armour House Wedding Reception | Katie & Matt
Ceremony: St Patrick Catholic Church, Lake Forest IL Reception: Armour House, Lake Forest IL See Full Gallery
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We’re back again at the amazing Armour House in Lake Forest. This was a golden day, the sun shining so bright upon Katie & Matt and this truly was the perfect venue for them, as this is Katie’s home town. Preparations began at Armour House where the two exchanged gifts, Matt getting a golf club bottle opener and custom cuff links from Katie, which Katie receives a beautiful bracelet for “something blue”. They opted to do a first look on the Armour House staircase to make sure we have enough photo time to take advantage of the amazing surroundings. We then took a short ride to St Patrick Catholic Church for the ceremony. Immediately after the ceremony, the guests enjoyed a perfect outdoor weather cocktail hour while the wedding party took more photos, exploring more photo op areas.
Some fun details…Their pug Olive made an appearance sporting a collar bouquet to match the wedding party. Katie’s niece and nephew were the flower girl and ring bearer, certainly something special to have on your wedding day. While they had a hard time at the beginning of the day, they walked proudly with big smiles down the isle. There was a collection of previous generation wedding photos in very aged photo frames, again something we very much enjoy looking at. Photos get better and better over time! The champagne color theme was a perfect complement to Armour House’s elegant dining room. You can see more of the beautiful details on our Facebook Page.
Congratulations Katie & Matt! I immediately connected with your sweet personalities the day we met and we’re so happy to be the ones to document your wedding. Thank you for having LOP!