Remember Scott and Sharon’s ridiculously good-looking engagement session? Well, now it’s time for their ridiculously good-looking wedding!!
GAH! You’re STUNNING, Sharon!!
It rained alllllllll day, which meant that all the pretty outdoor locations we had planned for pictures were thrown out the window. So we improvised. First look in the hotel room? You you know it! Also, how dapper is Scott???
The rain scaled back to a drizzle, so we chanced one of our outdoor locations, whiiiiiiiiich ended up being flooded. Doh! Whatevs, this team was amazing, so we made it work.
P.S. I ALWAYS bring these clear bubble umbrellas with me, even if there’s a 0% chance of rain because Midwest weather does weird things. As long as it’s safe and not downpouring, I try to encourage couples to get outside, even if it’s just for a couple minutes. I’m so thankful that Scott and Sharon (and their wedding party!) embraced their rainy day! I mean, this image? BOOM!
More improvising in the lobby of the Bloomington-Normal Marriott!
Congrats again, you two!! Thank you so much for being amazing and rolling with the crazy weather!! 😀
Special thanks to Danny Williams for second shooting this wedding with me!
Hair and Makeup: Audrey Tunis from Chicago Makeup and Hair Professionals
Florist: Forget Me Not Flowers
Dress: A L’Amour in Barrington — closed June 2014 (got the dress for a steal!)
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: All over — they picked their own! J. Crew, Macy’s, Nordstrom,
Suits: Jos. A. Bank
Ceremony site: Wesley United Methodist Church
Reception Venue: Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
Caterer: Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
Cake: Sugar Mama Bakery
Band: Hey Jimmy!
Videographer: Wedding Masterpiece Films
What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?
Every moment was our favorite! Ultimately, we just loved being surrounded by the people we love most as we celebrated our marriage.
If you could, is there anything you would have done differently?
We had hoped to formally greet every guest after we had finished our last course of dinner (we were served first for each course, so had a little bit of a head start). The timing didn’t quite work out, so we only made it a couple of the tables before the dancing began. If we could go back, we would have likely opted to dismiss by pew or have a receiving line at the church right after the ceremony. We didn’t do this initially because we were wanting to keep things moving for family and formal bridal party pictures.
Best piece of advice for brides and grooms?
This is a very special day! You will be pulled in a million (amazing) directions by family & friends throughout it…try to savor every moment! If you can, spend some time alone with just you and your husband/wife. We are so glad we did a “first look” as that offered us a few moments together alone. We also opted for a sweetheart table at the reception–it was nice to share our first married meal there, plus we had such a lovely view of the whole room filled with all of our loved ones. What a magnificent sight that was!
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We visited the island of St. Lucia!
Anything else you’d like to say about your wedding day?
It was the best day of our lives!! We are so glad we invested in a fabulous photographer and videographer to capture it all!