Laura and Kevin had their wedding at Kemper Lakes golf course in Kildeer Illinois and it was such a dream to photograph. The two filled their day with so much love and excitement, I’m so so glad that I got to be a part of it!
The ladies got ready at the Marriott Chicago in Deerfield IL. The room they had to get ready in was PERFECT for the bridal party. There was plenty of space and a big window with a lot of light which was ideal for documenting their morning together. The ladies had snacks and drinks and everything ready for their morning. If you’re looking for some tips on how to make sure you’re good and prepared for your wedding morning, check out this blog post!
The ladies had matching robes and mimosas, so we made sure to snap some photos in their robes before getting Laura in her wedding dress. Laura had her family members help her get into her wedding dress while her bridesmaids got their dresses on in the next room. After getting her wedding dress on along with her finishing touches, Laura went into the next room to do a first look with her bridesmaids which was SO much fun.
After we were all ready we headed over to the church where I met Kevin and his groomsmen putting on the finishing touches before the ceremony.
For their wedding day, Laura and Kevin opted to go without a first look and wait until they walked down the aisle to see one another. With the built up anticipation, and going the entire morning without seeing one another, emotions were running high once they finally saw each other walking down the aisle. It was the sweetest thing to watch them share this first moment together on their wedding day with their family and friends surrounding them.
After the ceremony Laura and Kevin exited the ceremony space and with the rain, we rushed back inside to take some family photos. After the family photos were finished, we ran through some wedding party photos under a little covered area next to the church that was framed with a few tall trees.
Once we left the church, the rain had slowed down a bit so we were able to take a few more couples wedding portraits out on the golf course at Kemper Lakes. I am OBSESSED with the portraits we were able to take by the old willow tree. I love being able to frame a couple with some nature when we take wedding portraits.
There was SO much love coming from Laura and Kevin’s friends and family throughout the reception. It was so sweet to see everyone coming together to celebrate these two, and the golf course at Kemper Lakes was the perfect venue for the two’s wedding day.
Laura and Kevin hired a band to provide the music during their reception, and I have to say, they were STELLAR. Blue Water Kings Band had EVERYONE on the dance floor the second it opened up. If you’re wanting HIGH energy on your floor during your wedding day, I highly recommend bringing a band in for you and your guests.
Laura and Kevin had the sweetest wedding day with one another. Seriously, I am so obsessed with these two and so happy for them! Congrats Laura and Kevin!