Abby and Paul’s wedding celebration in the Chicago suburbs was elegant and fun, and we had a lot of time to captures some memorable images. To begin the day, Paul, his dad, and the quick-witted groomsmen and ushers laughed, joked, drinked, and joined hands in a show of solidarity as the groom readied himself (and others) for the day – after all, who but Paul could tie a perfect Windsor knot? No one.
Meanwhile, Abby and her ladies got ready at her childhood home, and the flower girl’s reactions to seeing her in the dress for the first time can be summed up in one word: awe. The bride and groom came together for a first look in the yard outside the church, and I think that their expressions and playful interactions made for a special time for the two of them to be together before the ceremony (with family members looking on and taking pictures, of course). We were able to take many of the family shots before the ceremony, something that helped us to save time later on for more pictures on the golf course at Makray Memorial Golf Club. And these images were some of my favorites, with the sun setting and the couple and bridal party members interacting with each other and being such good sports about the cold. The night ended with heartfelt toasts, enthusiastic dancing, and a lot of good cheer. I hope that you enjoy these images!