Hey everyone! :)
We’re back with the next installment in our end-of-the-year-blog-a-thon! Meghan and Travis booked us pretty early on in their wedding planning process, so we had a lot of time to get to know them as a couple; and, we’re so glad we did, because they’re both such awesome people.
I started out the day with Meghan and the girls at her parents’ home. She was getting ready for the big day in her old bedroom, which I think is just the sweetest thing ever. I was totally loving the pink walls!! The following shot I took of her wedding dress is HANDS DOWN my favorite dress shot I’ve ever taken. Something about the combination of the sunlight, the lace, the pink walls, and the teddy bear makes this shot seem absolutely perfect to my eyeballs. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.
One thing I really loved about Meghan’s bedroom (besides the pink walls), was all of the little bits and pieces of her childhood that were everywhere around the room. So cute! :)
The veil was STUNNING…so detailed!
Once she was fully dressed and ready, she popped into her parents’ bedroom to check herself out in their mirror. I love this shot so much…she looks both pensive and beautiful at the same time. ;)
Gorgeous, gorgeous, Meghan!
This is a definite favorite…
Heading out to the limo!
Meanwhile, Ben was hanging out with Travis and the guys at Meg and Trav’s house. This darling creature is their cat, Ethan, and he absolutely HAD to be featured, as I am obsessed with animals and he is particularly cute. Nice cat shot, Ben!! ;)
Sorry I didn’t post a lot of you getting dressed and stuff, Trav…it’s just not as exciting as the shots I took of Meghan…HAHAHAHAHA!! I’m just kidding, Trav, you know we love you! But this next shot = total BADASS.
After the guys were ready, they made their way over to the ceremony site, Karpeles Manuscript Library, which is definitely one of the coolest places around for a wedding ceremony. I love this shot of Ben’s…sure, everybody wants a few traditional-looking posed shots of the groom/groomsmen, but my favorites are always the un-posed shots…this one is spectacular – the lighting is awesome.
So, this is what a wedding ceremony at Karpeles Manuscript Library looks like. Pretty amazing, right? Yeah, I think so, too…
YAY!! Such a wonderful couple! We love you guys!! :)
Our next stop was Delaware Park for some wedding party shots and the bride/groom session, and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect!
Travis is hysterical…
These are all amazing…just check out that foliage! Sooooo pretty!
Ok, so I could say something about each of the next four frames, but I don’t think I need to, because if you are reading this right now, it means that you have eyeballs, and can clearly see what a gorgeous and amazing couple they are, so I’ll just zip it.
(Whew! It was hard work for me to keep silent through that gorgeousness!) After the park, our last stop of the day was the Avant for a fun-filled reception! I literally could not stop taking pictures of the cake-topper…CUTEST THING EVER.
This was the first time I’ve ever seen anyone use a giant glass bowl for cards…just look at how chic this is!! Leave it to Meghan to come up with that… :)
Yes, I included three shots of their first dance, because I love all of them…
There were actually quite a few lovebirds out on the dance floor that night. ;)
This will forever be one of my favorite shots. Ben made friends with the nicest security guard EVER at the Avant/Embassy Suites, and he took us up to one of the unfinished floors of the building. It was so cool…the view of the city from up there was incredible. I had just cut out a pink gel a few days before their wedding, so I was dying to use it (I love pink, as most of you know by now), and this was the PERFECT opportunity.
Night portraits outside of the Avant…LOVE.
Instead of ending the post with a beautiful photo of a couple in love, we’ll leave you with this phenomenal shot of Travis because he’s awesome (and this shot was totally his idea). :)
Meg and Trav – We can’t thank you enough for choosing us to be your wedding photographers. We are so, so glad we met you guys, and feel honored to have been a part of your special day!! From the bottom of our hearts, we wish you both all the happiness in the world! You’re the BEST!! :)