I’m a HUGE fan of Mike and Nicole. I’d never met them before their wedding, but I had talked with Nicole so many times leading up to the wedding that when I walked into her hotel room I felt like I was hanging out with an old friend. M&N were both so warm and welcoming and it was a real pleasure to be a part of their day!
We found a nice secluded spot inside the W for their first look.
Then we grabbed the wedding party and traveled around for some iconic Chicago images.
After that it was time to head to South Branch to get our wedding on. (P.S. Check out my Instagram for another view of this location!)
Their daughter, Addie, was sooooo stinkin’ cute!! I don’t think I’m alone in saying that I simply could not get enough of her! ❤
Oh, hi there, Chelsea and Ryan. 😉
The guys planned a little Top Gun serenade…
Congrats again, my friends!! So happy for you and your sweet family! 😀
Hair: Mollie Crutchfield
Makeup: Marguerite Preston
Florist: Catherine’s Gardens
Dress: Mikaella Bridal
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: black dresses chosen by individual bridesmaids
Suits: Men’s Warehouse
Ceremony site: South Branch
Reception Venue: South Branch
Caterer: South Branch
Cake: Whole Foods
DJ: Style Matters
What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?
Having all our family and friends with us. We definitely felt the love! One thing that stood out was our daughter being pulled down the aisle in a wagon with a sign that read, “Daddy here comes Mommy”. And she waved to the crowd at the very end! :))
Is there anything you would have done differently?
Not really, I was so happy once the day arrived that I really tried to live in the moment and not worry about any last minute hiccups.
Best piece of advice for brides and grooms?
I really took to heart the advice of other newlyweds- to take some moments for just the two of you to soak in the day and we did just that! Several times.
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We had a staycation in our wonderful city of Chicago 🙂
Anything else you’d like to say about your wedding day?
It was better than I could have ever imagined. I experienced a sense of excitement and nerves before the “First Look” and then once I saw my husband for the first time, I had this overwhelming sense of calm. It was really neat.