One of the weddings I was most looking forward to this year… the one of Caroline and Charles! Caroline, Charles, and I clicked from the very first email. Caroline is full of positive energy, all smiles, and is so compassionate to everyone around her. She’s one of those people that you just want to bottle up and keep with you all the time. Charles is a charming guy from South Carolina and is seriously as sweet as they come. I had a blast photographing them back in December for their engagement session and knew their wedding day at the Saddle & Cycle Club was going to be even more fun. They were married at the Christ Church Winnetka where Caroline grew up attending church and regularly singing in the choir. It was really important to them to have the choir sing at their wedding and also take their traditional wedding day portrait that will soon hang in the choir room! And let me tell you… that choir is AMAZING. I was seriously blown away and almost moved to tears (For those that don’t know, I sang for many years in a choir so it really spoke to me and my love for music). The men were dressed in dapper blue suits provided by Surmesur and the ladies were dressed in beautiful light blue gowns provided by Bella Bridesmaids. Caroline wore the most elegant dress and cathedral veil that fit her to a tee and carried a classic white and green bouquet of flowers that was created by Edward’s Florist. The Saddle & Cycle Club was such a dream venue to photograph a wedding at. The ivy on the side of the building, large patches of green grass, and the outside option for dancing was truly spectacular. I loved all the floral and candle they had decorating the reception room too! So dreamy. It was such a perfect day for Caroline and Charles and I absolutely loved being a part of it. Congratulations you two!

Outdoor Photos Bride shows her bridesmaids her gown Detailed photo of light blue invitations and bridal accessories Bride gets ready for her big day Intimate Church Wedding Groom prepares for his big day Details of groom's Surmesur suit Perfume and shoesBride walks down the aisle Wedding Band Details Long room shot of the church Classic Church Wedding The choir sings at the wedding Caroline & Charles leave the church togetherCouple's Portraits Couple poses with the bridal party The bride poses for individual portraits Bride and groom walk in the gardens Bride and groom pose together post ceremony Beautiful outdoor portraits of bridal party Detailed photo of bride & grooms ringsThe bride carries classic white and green flowers The couple gazes lovingly at each other Candid photo of the bride and groom A kiss along the Lakeside venue Groom details A beautiful ivy covered back drop Wedding Band DetailsPortraits along the balcony Bridal party is posed along the outside of the venue Beautiful bridal bouquet A simple kiss on the balconyTable setting details A shot from behind of the bride Saddle and Cycle Club table settings Black and white candid photo Gorgeous floral arrangements Black and white candid photo of Caroline and Charles A quick candid picture Beautiful first dance between husband and wife The white cake and specialty cocktail A quick dip for the bride Father and daughter dance A special moment between family A dance and song

Vendor Team

Planning – Olive Fine Weddings & Events
Ceremony Venue – Christ Church Winnetka
Reception Venue – Saddle & Cycle Club
Florist – Edward’s Florist Winnetka
Hair + Makeup Artist – Yolanda Moran
Invitations – Yellow Bird
Envelope calligraphy + Signature cocktail sign – The Chicago Calligrapher
Wedding Cake – Three Tarts
Transportation – Pontarelli
Musicians – Arlen Music – Velocity
Wedding Gown – Bella Bianca
Bridesmaids – Bella Bridesmaids
Groomsmen attire – Surmesur
Second Photographer – Lauryn