It was a beautiful wedding. The rain came and stayed with us, blessing this gorgeous couple with a lifetime of good luck. Colleen & Tom didn't let it get them down. We were outside taking photos every chance we got. Colleen had not one, but TWO wedding dresses. It was fabulous. A photographers dream. When I showed up to start the day with her, she still hadn't decided which dress to wear, so she decided to go with both! One for her ceremony and one for pictures and to dance the night away.
Colleen got ready at her best friends AMAZING salon in downtown Lemont. SALON 312 is where the morning magic happened. It provided the perfect setting for getting ready pictures and the dress shot! Katie, the owner, was so hospitable and accommodating to my requests to shoot on her furniture and move things so I could get the best light for Colleen's getting ready photos. Not only is she crazy talented at bridal hair but she is the kindest soul and I encourage everyone to visit. I know I will be booking an appointment soon! Tom made the box that holds their rings! Isn't that romantic?
They were married in St.Patrick's Church in downtown Lemont. If you haven't been, you truly must visit. It's one of the oldest churches in Lemont, built in the 1800's. Colleen was glowing as she walked down the aisle to her Tom.
The celebration ended at the lovely Tuscany Falls in Mokena! The cake cutting was one of the best, ever. The brides mom made her a special cake & they had another for their guests. That GLUTEN FREE life!! The groom was especially sweet with his new wife during their first dance. The Grooms Mother in Law surprised everyone with a special dance with her new son in law. She totally rocked that dance floor and even got a standing ovation.
This is just a small glimpse of what is going to be an incredible wedding gallery. I hope you both love this first look. Thank you for choosing me & I wish you both the happiest life together. I can't show you everything right away - there has to be some surprises left for the big reveal when your gallery is complete! All of my love, Cheri
This wedding I had the pleasure of having Sammie Jean of Samantha Jean Photography second shoot and as always she is talented and so much fun to work with.