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Name: Leann
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Kerry and Ben 7-19-08

If a soft rain on a couple's wedding day guarantees marital happiness, then Ben and Kerry will be married many years. Saturday started with me traveling into Chicago from the south suburbs with a gentle, misty rain falling on my windshield, and ended with me driving home into a gorgeous sunset. The hours in between were filled with laughter, good music, and wonderful blessings on Ben and Kerry's marriage.

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Kerry and her sister -- Matron of honor

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Kerry and Ben's ceremony was held at historic St. Michael's of Old Town in Chicago IL.

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The recessional was led by a bagpiper who also played while clouds of bubbles blew away in the breeze as the couple exited the church.

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We went to Adler planetarium after the ceremony for some beautiful lake-shore images of the bridal party.

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"See, there's the Prudential Tower..."

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Ben and Kerry's reception was amazing, and was held at the Crowne Plaza hotel downtown Chicago.

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Concert tickets for each of the guests guided them to their tables, each of which was named for a favorite band of the bride and groom... several of the bands (as luck would have it) were staying the night at the Crowne Plaza on Saturday night!

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Ben and Kerry's first dance -- "You are the daybreak" by Kevin Devine

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Kerry and her Dad danced to "Father and Daughter" by Paul Simon -- can you tell how much he adores her?!?

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Ben and Kerry are spending their honeymoon in romantic France -- I would have loved to tag along!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Micah and Caleb's wedding

Yesterday I was blessed to be able to join Candice Haase from Garden Rose Photography in capturing Micah and Caleb's wedding day. I drove down from Chicago to Fairmount and then to Peru Indiana where we spent the day with Caleb and Micah.

Here are a few previews from the wedding:

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Many thanks to Candice for letting me come along on this wonderful wedding day!

Monday, July 07, 2008

Guest Books

I'm working on some guestbooks today for two couples who are having weddings later in the summer... Here's what a couple pages look like:

Here's Chad and Jennifer's front cover:

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And one of the pages for Alex and Lindsey's book:

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I just *LOVE* personalized guestbooks!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Aaron and Meredith 7-5-2008

Meredith and Aaron exchanged their vows on 7-5-08 in a beautiful ceremony in Portage Indiana.

Meredith, the glowing bride:

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Aaron waits for Meredith at the front of the sanctuary

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The first dance

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Aaron is a computer consultant, so the groom's cake was shaped as a Laptop computer, complete with "Matrix" screensaver!

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Another awesome "geek" touch, the binary themed hearts accompanying each guest's favor: sweets and a smile!

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The reception venue (Duneland Falls) was absolutely beautiful in the sunset!

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After their honeymoon in Paris, Aaron and Meredith will be coming home to Carmel Indiana where Mer will start her new job as a 6th grade Biology teacher in the fall.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Betsy and Kyle's Wedding Album Preview!

Betsy and Kyle's wedding day was awesome, and they'll remember it for years to come with the luscious KISS wedding album that they'll be receiving as part of their wedding package. Check out the preview slideshow by clicking the image below!




Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Betsy & Kyle's Wedding 6-28-08

Kyle and Betsy are such a sweet couple. Kyle is a firefighter, and Betsy is a kindergarten teacher (her students must just LOVE her!)

Their wedding was held in Michigan City Indiana, at St. Paul Lutheran church. Once again, rain was predicted for the entire day and this time I believed the weather man. Friday night had been cloudy and rainy, but Saturday dawned lovely and sunny almost as a special favor to Betsy and Kyle.

Guests came from far and wide to fill the church as the bride and groom prepared for their nuptual ceremony... Betsy dressed in a beautiful white wedding dress covered in pearls with a luxurious long train. Kyle, dressed in his tux and relaxed with his best friends at the Mexican restaurant down the block from the church while the final preparations were made at the church...

Enough background information -- on with the previews!

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Betsy waits in the back of the church:

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Kyle and the groomsmen prepare for the wedding with toasts:

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Betsy's Mom takes a few deep breaths:

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Betsy on one side of the wall and Kyle on the other, before the ceremony:

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Megan pauses to reflect... "should I make a break for it?"

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Betsy's father and step-dad walked her down the aisle to Kyle:

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After the ceremony, we made a side trip down to the beach and caught some beautiful images there:

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Then on to the reception!

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All in all, a beautiful wedding day for two very special people!

After a honeymoon that takes the couple to a super-secret hide-away, they’ll return to Michigan City. I can’t wait to find out where they’ve been — the honeymoon was such a secret, Betsy couldn’t even reveal the destination to me on the morning of the wedding!