I’ve been blessed this year by being able to work with clients that I would call friends. Matt and Tina are one of those couples for me. From the moment we met, I knew it was going to be an incredible experience capturing their day. Simply put, they make all in presence feel so comfortable and after spending 15 minutes with them, they will have you laughing and feeling like you have known them for 10 years. So clearly, it would make sense that working with their friends and family on their wedding day felt like being around old friends. Their day, was perfect. Absolutely perfect, not because of the beautiful weather, but because it is clear that they complete each other. Their vows brought the house down, I cried and laughed, we all did! The tears and smiles were abundant from all. Thank you Matt and Tina for letting me capture this beautiful story on your perfect day!
Ceremony+ Reception: Rock Island Lake Club
Special thanks to Nick of Nick and Kelly Photography.
Opening Matt’s card and gifts. 🙂
Beautiful earnings brought the entire room to tears!
Working with Tina was a dream, I asked her to stand in her parent’s vegetable garden. She didnt look at me like I was crazy.. the light was amazing!
This beautiful path is a actually the townships access road next to her house. Stunning bride!!
This is the box where Tina and Matt sealed their vows and thew the key into the lake. 🙂 More to come on this..
Showing the littles how to get down the aisle..just follow the Yankee sign! 🙂
Tina was overcome with emotion as their mothers presented the box to them.
So when we did the walkthrough together at Rock Island Lake Club, I saw the beautiful island in the middle of the lake and asked Tina and Matt if they would be willing to row out to the island. They were ALL IN. AKA.. my dream couple!
AND THEN..more magic! It was a completely sunny day.. and this random rain shower brought the most incredible rainbow. Nick and I were soaked.. it was perfect!!
It was such an incredible pleasure shooting Meredith and Mike’s wedding, or as I like to refer to them, M+M. 🙂 I can remember when we first met well over a year before their wedding and the consultation we had in my office. I loved listening to their playful banter back and forth and their vision for their day. Meredith had lots of ideas for the day and Mike too, but he told me that he loved the bar area at David’s and we made sure we got some fun bar shots for them both. Being in the alcohol industry, Mike loved David’s beautiful vintage bar area; how could you not?! It’s amazing. Over the months before their wedding, Meredith and I chatted many times about the wedding day schedule and her ideas. She was truly, my most organized bride, which made her day flow so beautifuly. She’s also so incredibly kind and warm and meeting and working with both of them and their families was such a pleasure! We messaged back and forth so much in the weeks before her wedding, I now miss our daily conversations! There were so many wonderful touches to their day, a custom cigar area, polaroid pictures, right down to the programs.. no detail was left out! Even down to the band they selected, who are local to them and totally rocked the party! Meredith and Mike, thank you for allowing me to capture your beautiful day and your incredible love story. Many wishes now and as you embark on this new chapter together. ❤
Band- Jason Gleason
Dress- Bijou bridal