It’s no secret that I LOVE shooting at Black Fox Farms! The property gets more gorgeous every time I’m there. It made the perfect backdrop for Katie and Bryan’s June wedding. The details at this wedding were incredible and it was hard to narrow down which ones to include in this post. There were many things that made Katie and Bryan’s day unique. However, the one thing that will always stand out to me is that Katie and Bryan MARRIED TWICE in ONE DAY! Because Bryan’s mother had to have emergency surgery earlier in the week, the doctors advised that she remain as comfortable as possible at the hospital instead of attending the wedding. As a surprise, Katie and Bryan decided to get married at Parkridge Hospital with just immediate family in attendance before heading over to Black Fox Farms. It was the first ceremony that has ever made me cry while shooting :( It was a true testament to Katie and Bryan’s character to put their perfect wedding day vision aside to keep Bryan’s mother included in the day. Already, they were experiencing what marriage truly means, placing each other’s wants and desires before oneself. Once at the farm, their day carried on as normal, which is what I decided to include in this post. To see more, you can register to see their images upon their release by clicking HERE. Without further adieu, let’s begin with some details to set the scene:
Bouquets and flowers were brought in by Humphrey’s.
Although Katie and Bryan already married, Bryan had not seen Katie’s actual wedding day dress.
Katie and Bryan are totally fun and down for whatever! Love them! Bryan is NOT camera shy. hahaha! Moments from their first look :) These two were ALL smiles! I love how Bryan makes Katie laugh. *Sigh* The guys . . . minus a pair of shoes. haha! The little boys at the wedding were all Katie’s nephews, which my second shooter Kristen fell in love with. This little guy seemed skeptical all day. I think he might be an old soul trapped in a little boy’s body. haha! The girls . . . And the ceremony begins . . . Bryan’s mother was skyping in via the ipad on the left :) There were some seriously cute kids at this wedding! Married AGAIN! Everyone waving to Bryan’s mom! LOVE this picture! Oooo . . . and THIS ONE TOO! Some reception details . . . the color palette Katie chose worked very well for Black Fox. First dance . . . hahaha! There he is again! Everyone was having a blast in the photo booth! And they’re off to happily ever after! Special thanks to Courtney LeCroy from It’s Your Day for coordinating and keeping everyone on the same page!