Angela and Andrew had such a special wedding day at Pere Marquette Lodge in Grafton, Illinois in May. It was a destination wedding for most of their guests, as the couple lives in Chicago. This couple are two of the kindest people I've ever met, but they did have a stressful last week of wedding planning. Their original wedding photographer cancelled on them, so they reached out to me on Instagram, and luckily, I was available to jump in and shoot their wedding a few days later. I'm so thankful that everything fell into place because their wedding day was amazing and so much fun from beginning to end!
I loved the pink color scheme that decorated the reception space with the soft pink candles and the touch of greenery. Their wedding planner, Cece of Celebrate by Cece, did an amazing job making sure that the day went off without a hitch. She was a rockstar! So much went wrong on this wedding day, but Cece handled it like a pro!
It was a rainy day, so their wedding ceremony, which was originally supposed to be an outdoor ceremony, had to be moved inside. But this didn't stop us from taking outdoor photos. Angela and Andrew were such troopers, and we photographed in the sprinkling rain (my second shooter held an umbrella over me). As Angela's train got wet, she didn't mind and we kept shooting, so we could get some awesome images.
Their wedding reception was one of the most fun that I've shot. Guests were taking shots by the bar, dancing to the music that the amazing live band that was playing, enjoying the photo booth, and just having an awesome time!
Enjoy some of my favorites from this amazing day!
Venue: Pere Marquette Lodge
Photographer: Zoe Life Photography (Zoe and Jackie)
Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Celebrate by Cece
Hair & Makeup: Hannah Chang Beauty
Florist: The Secret Gardeners
Dress Designer: Essence of Australia
Dress Shop: Genevieve Bridal
Bridesmaids Dress Designer: Revelry
Groom's Attire: Nicholas Joseph
Caterer: Pere Marquette Lodge
Rentals: Country Event Rentals
Chair Covers and Linens: Wright Party Rentals
Live Band: Bluewater Kings Band
Photobooth: Spotlight Photobooth STL
Dessert: Nothing Bundt Cakes
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