Macaron and Sugar Plum Wedding | Fishermen’s Inn | Jessica + Ian

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Ceremony and Reception :  Fishermen’s Inn, Elburn, Illinois

Floral Design:  Wild Orchid Custom Floral

Music: DJs for You, Greg Hoover

Sweets:  Vanilla Sugar Bakery

Photography: Elite Photo 

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One thing you should probably NOT know about me is I am a bit of a crafting geek.  I love to send letters, paint, and have an unnatural obsession with postage stamps.  I get very excited on wedding days about a lot of stuff, but particularly seeing the flowers, the dress, and the invitations.  Something I really loved about this wedding, though, were the colors.  Jessica called them “Sugar Plum”, which is a crafty way of saying purple, and Macaron (which is a shade of pink).  I think this may be another new love of mine to find pretty ways of naming colors.

Ian and Jessica’s Fishermen’s Inn wedding day started out on one of the prettiest days in August.  It was a perfect 72 degree day with lots of sun.  Jessica walked down the aisle that day in a beautiful gown designed by Bijou Bridal.  The couple were married inside under a fantastic circle arch of purples and pinks.

After the ceremony, guests enjoyed a cocktail hour outside on the patio and then moved into the large dining hall.  Tables at dinner were so pretty, but the head table was a show stopper with tall columns of flowers at a table seating over 30 people.

I always love shooting weddings at Fishermen’s Inn for so many reasons.  One being it’s the venue I really got my start at so many years ago.  Since then, I have photographed almost 30 weddings here.  Each one, however, is so unique and different.  It’s really amazing how each couple’s style and event are always distinctly separate from others.   I love it!

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Two Magnets at Orchard Ridge Farms | Nick and Jessica | Elite Photo

Bride and Groom Celebrate – Rockton, IL – Elite PhotoCeremony and Reception: Orchard Ridge Farm

Floral Design:  Groom’s Mom

Music:  Affan with Admit One DJs

Photography:  Elite Photo, Batavia, Illinois

Hotel: Ironworks Hotel

Sweets/Cake:  Halo Cupcakes

Wedding Gown Boutique:  Veiled by ChaCha The Pavillian reception hall – Rockton, IL – Elite Photo

First of all, I met Nick and Jessica after Nick contacted me to photograph their engagement session last fall.  It was a beautiful evening at the Morton Arboretum and Nick brought along a bouquet of flowers as a surprise during the session.  It was extremely touching.  They hadn’t yet decided on a location for their wedding or even chosen a wedding photographer and I was extremely thankful after they received their images from the engagement shoot they made it official and asked me to photograph their wedding, as well.

Their wedding day was the first brisk fall-like day of the year.  It ended up being a perfect afternoon and set the scene for Jessica’s entrance out of the vineyard as she walked across the field to Nick.  I was photographing him as she emerged and I could tell she actually took his breath away.  He literally lost his breath.  I even had blurry eyes for a moment.  The whole moment was priceless.  Jessica wore a fitted gown with an attached tulle skirt and a cathedral length veil with delicate lace and crystal embroidery.  Nick looked smashing in his custom Enzo suit in blue with a tangerine tie.

After the ceremony, the family took photos under the old oak tree and the wedding party enjoyed a ride around the vineyard for pictures complete with appetizers and drinks.  This group was so much fun and I could tell how much they all loved Nick and Jessica.

The colors of the day were blue, tangerine, and berry.  The flowers were all designed and put together by Nick’s Mom, Beverly, and there were tons of roses and dahlias (my absolute favorite).

My personal favorite moment of the day?  Nick and Jessica are both very athletic and as the sun was setting, Jessica asked if we could go to the prairie for a photo.  It was almost dark, so she took off running in her dress and shoes with Nick, Maggie, and I running behind.  It was so much fun and we ended up getting some favorite shots in the golden rod  at dusk.

Thanks to the staff at Orchard Ridge Farms in Rockton, Illinois for doing such a fantastic job, once again, on a beautiful wedding.  They even pulled off the perfect sparkler exit for the couple.

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I loved the anticipation in this moment.  Married on a hill under two very large oak trees, Jessica had a long walk from her hiding spot in the vineyard to Nick, under the oaks.  He was able to watch her walk towards him for quite a bit of time and I loved hearing his comments of “wow” and “gosh” and by the time she got to him, he was just bursting with excitement to marry his bride.  Jessica, you could tell, was the same way.  They were meant to be together and that one to two minute walk was like watching two magnets getting closer and closer to one another.
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Lavender Wedding Florals on the Farm | Heritage Prairie Farm | Nicole + James

Elite Photo – Batavia Illinois Wedding PhotographerCeremony and Reception :   Heritage Prairie Farm, Elburn, Illinois

Floral Design:  Wallflower Designs, Batavia, Illinois

Music:  Vinny Chicago, Illinois

Sweets:  The Sugar Path, Geneva, Illinois

Beauty:  Montage Salon, Geneva, Illinois

Photography: Elite Photo, Batavia, Illinoisbest chicago farm weddings – elite photo

Would you love to get married late in August on a beautiful farm on the absolute prettiest day of the whole entire year?  Well, Jim and Nicole did just that.  Their ceremony and reception were both held at the always stylish and earthy Heritage Prairie Farm in Elburn, Illinois.  Some favorite details of the day were the lavender florals by Wallflower designs that were overflowing everywhere you looked.  The couple even added a cascading grape vine wreath of florals to their dance floor which perfectly accented the cake during dinner and the dancing later on for the party.

Nicole and Jim are both big cat people, so of course we got some cameos from Carl, the farm cat (he’s a bit of a celebrity around here).

Colors for the day included mauve, lavender, sage green, and ivory with a perfect accent of “sunset” courtesy of mother nature.

 

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Kaneland Senior Portrait Photographer | Geneva, IL | Emilee

Kaneland High School Senior Portrait Session in Geneva, ILgeneva high school senior portraits – elite photo

It was such an honor for me to photograph Emilee’s senior portraits and we had a great time.  I love photographing seniors because it’s such an exciting milestone in their lives.  To me, it’s a can’t miss life moment and everyone needs to get them done.  Senior portraits show off a person in the peak of their teen lives and THAT is a killer time to document.  Smart, stylish, cool, young, carefree, and fresh-faced make for one of the best portraits a person will have in their lives.Beautiful senior portrait photography - green dress - Elite Photosenior portrait photographer – elite photo – geneva, ilsenior portrait photographer – elite photo – geneva, ilBest high school senior portrait photographers - geneva, il senior portrait photographer – elite photo – geneva, ilprism photography – elite photo – geneva, ilgorgeous high school senior – elite photo – geneva, ilsenior portrait photographer – elite photo – geneva, il - tough girlsenior portrait photographer – elite photo – geneva, ilsenior portrait photographer – elite photo – geneva, il

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