The day of Elise & Nathan’s wedding, I posted a photo to Instagram stating that taking wedding photos that day was pretty amazing.
At the time, I was just ecstatic about the sunshine and warmth, since it was one of the first days that it was possible to comfortably walk around without a coat. But, even if it was blizzarding outside, it still would have been a great day because amazing wedding days are about love, and we had that in abundance that day.
When we first met, Elise had told me that she and Nathan had spent the majority of their relationship long-distance, since Nathan was stationed in Italy. Long-distance relationships are so hard, but once I saw Elise and Nathan together at their engagement session, I could see why they were able to work through something that would have been impossible for so many others. Because, really, distance doesn’t matter when you’re that happy around each other…and you can see in the ceremony photos below how much they just light up together. Lightbulbs personified.
In a nutshell, thank you Elise and Nathan, for being such a wonderful start to my 2016 wedding season!
Makeup: The Makeup Room
Hair: Crystal Gretzinger @ Sogna di Vita Salon
Ceremony: Ravenswood Event Center
Reception: Ravenswood Event Center
Catering: Ravenswood Event Center
Cake: Dinkels Bakery
DJ: Neville @ Cage & Aquarium
Transportation: Chicago Trolley Company