Summertime Romance at Lake Katherine: Steven & Lindsey’s Wedding

I’m so thrilled to share with you today the beautiful wedding of Steven and Lindsey — one of the most darling couples I’ve had the privilege to photograph. When I met these two lovebirds last summer for their engagement session, I was struck by what a perfectly balanced couple they are. She’s so fun and bubbly — a “pie-in-the-sky” dreamer with big ideas; he is a thinker and a planner — patient, quiet and oh so steady. And together they are the ultimate definition of kindness and grace.

They started their day surrounded by family and friends as they prepared for their nuptials. The mood was light and fun, and the air was filled with a sense of anticipation as these two looked forward to saying their “I Do’s.”

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I just loved this little ringbearer who looked so dapper in his miniature tux…so stinkin’ cute!

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Lindsey and Steven opted to keep it traditional and waited to see each other until the ceremony, they got ready at separate locations. While I was with the ladies, my second shooter Kelsey spent some time with Steven and the guys at his mom’s home before heading to the beautiful Lake Katherine for the ceremony.

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Lindsey and her dad shared an emotional “Dad’s First Look” when they arrived at Lake Katherine.

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And then finally, after what I’m sure felt like an eternity to both Lindsey and Steven, it was time for the ceremony. The location was picturesque, with the sun shining brightly and not a cloud to be seen in the clear blue sky, and the ceremony was simple but poignant.

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Following the ceremony, we spent a bit of time exploring the Lake Katherine grounds before heading over to the reception. I just can’t get enough of the way Steven and Lindsey adore each other!

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Steven and Lindsey chose the amazing Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora to host their reception.  The space was beautiful and the staff were wonderful. Steven and Lindsey, along with their family and friends, danced the night away — and at one point, were even serenaded with a beautiful lip sync number. What a blast!

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Steven and Lindsey, thank you so much for inviting me to document such an important moment in your journey together. I wish you nothing short of a wildly happy and fulfilling life! Lindsey, keep dreaming big…the world is yours for the taking, and luckily, I think you found the perfect partner in Steven! Cheers!

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A special thanks to all the vendors who helped to make Steven and Lindsey’s day so very special:

Ceremony Venue: Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens, Palos Heights, IL
Reception Venue: Two Brothers Roundhouse, Aurora, IL
Hair: Josette Pisaraki
Makeup: Karianne Gannon at Pin Me Up Chicago
Wedding Gown: Jamie at Bella Sposa, Tinley Park, IL
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Tuxes: Dominic at Diamond Formalwear
Florist: Delynn at Bella Fiori
Cake: The Cakery
DJ/Entertainment: Electric Blue Entertainment
Videography: Wynn Films
Second Shooter: Kelsey Rundle

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