All weddings have very personal elements. After all, a wedding is a celebration of two individuals joining their lives together, so it’s about as personal as you can get. But what I love best is when those moments, not just the details, but the moments are captured in the photos. This is definitely the case with Jessica and Justin’s nuptials, as I’m sure you’ll see!
From the Photographer:
Justin and Jessica have a beautiful balance of romance and goofiness. I think this is a perfect combination. They were SO fun to work with, and where up for anything. They trusted me when I led them under some el tracks, going along with my vision of bringing out the water stains on the wall for a background texture:)
We started out the day with both the Bride and Groom’s preparations at the Crowne Plaza in West Town. The hotel has a really pretty corridor where we had their ‘First Look’. We hopped in the limo, and it was off to some nearby locations to take some fun, creative portraits. On the way back to Loft on the Lake, we picked up Palmer, the Couple’s ADORABLE Pomeranian dog.
It was time for the Ceremony, and guests were treated to a warm, romantic atmosphere at Loft on the Lake. Jessica did a lot of the decor herself, and she knocked it out of the park. Their Ceremony was officiated by a friend, and was full of funny stories, heartfelt vows, and all smiles. I just gotta put this out there: I love doggie ringbearers! Though I don’t know if you could find a better behaved little guy than Palmer. He was pretty much sleeping in one of the Groomsmen’s arms, just being his adorable little self.
Cocktail hour went underway, and I was able to capture some candid moments of their guests, as well as documenting all the gorgeous details and decor in the reception room. In between courses, we heard amazing speeches…including an extremely memorable one from the Bride’s Sister. As a surprise, she had written a song about Jessica and Justin to the tune of Taylor Swift’s “Love Story”. I think you can see by the photos how much of a hit it was!