A job gives us a lot. A career, financial stability, friendly colleagues, confidence, satisfaction and everything in between. Sometimes it can even give you the love of your life. This was exactly the case with Anna and Jeff, who met at work and after a few conversations, there was no looking back.
They got married in a beautiful and elegant October wedding at Bloomington Country Club and I got the opportunity to capture this function on camera. Anna and Jeff, thanks a lot for letting me be your wedding photographer.
Anna and Jeff met at work. After sharing jokes and hanging out more and more, they went to a wedding in Florida together for one of Jeff’s best friends. It was early in their relationship, but it sealed the deal for them. That was the time when they started envisioning their own wedding.
Anna feels Jeff makes her laugh a lot and is one of the funniest people she has ever met. Jeff, on the other hand, says Anna is so easy to talk to that he loves having conversations with her. He feels comfortable taking her out anywhere and with anyone because she ensures they have a good time. Jeff believes Anna has made him the best version of himself. This couple enjoys every bit of it when they are together. These two love to share books, especially thrillers. They love comedies and are into the same kind of music.
Anna got ready at Jennie’s Salon and Spa. She looked fabulous in her bridal attire by Sarah Seven. Her jewelry, veil and footwear complimented her look perfectly. Jeff was dressed up in a grey suit, checkered tie and brown shoes. At the first look Anna took Jeff’s breath away with her beauty and bridal glow. I got a chance to take some quick photographs at the time. They were so lively and fun and the credit for this completely goes to this super relaxed couple. Jeff proudly showed off his unusual socks to the camera, speaking a lot about his fun personality.
In the meanwhile, I captured some family portraits at the Bloomington Country Club. Next came the pretty bridesmaids in their wine shade gowns and the handsome groomsmen in their black suits. The couple’s photographs with the 3-year old ring-bearer and the little flower girl came out so cute.
Anna and Jeff’s marriage ceremony was officiated by Scott Raper. The couple exchanged rings, spoke out vows, which they had written themselves and kissed each other. After this, they offered roses to their moms as a token of love and respect.
The floral decorations at this Bloomington Country Club were on-point. White roses and green vines made the place look elegant. The reception hall was done up equally well. Before Anna and Jeff entered the hall, I took them away for some couples photographs. Here the couple got a chance to soak in each other as husband and wife and celebrate their love.
At the Bloomington Country Club reception, the maid of honor, the matron of honor, the two best men and Anna’s father gave their speeches. This was followed by Anna and Jeff’s first dance. There were father-daughter, mother-son dances too.
It was such an exciting event. I enjoyed photographing your wedding Anna and Jeff. I wish you two much more fun and adventure ahead!
Planner: Perfect Glow Weddings & Events, Katie Gerber
Florist: Pollen and Pastry, Bloomington, IL
Cake/Dessert: Pollen and Pastry, Bloomington, IL
Stationary: The Copy Shop, Monica Zoss, Bloomington, IL
Decor: II Sisters – Event Design + Rental Co., Elyce Bishop, Bloomington, IL
Rentals: Palace Events
Caterer: Bloomington Country Club, Bloomington, IL
Makeup Artist: Jennie’s Salon and Spa, Bloomington, IL
Hair Artist: Jennie’s Salon and Spa, Bloomington, IL
Wedding Rings: Oak Park Jewelers, Jack Lewis Jewelers
Bridal Dress Designer: Sarah Seven
Bridal Dress Boutique: Sarah Seven Chicago
Bridal Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Bridal Headpiece or Veil: Sarah Seven Chicago
Groom Suit Designer: The BLK TUX
Groom Suit Boutique/Store: The BLK TUX
Bridesmaids Dresses: Brideside
Groomsmen Suits: The BLK TUX
Getting Ready Location: Jennie’s Salon and Spa, Bloomington, IL
Ceremony Venue: Bloomington Country Club, Bloomington, IL
Reception Venue: Bloomington Country Club, Bloomington, IL
Whether it’s four feet ankle-deep in mud, tenderly clasped hands, a happy tear cascading over a cheek, a hair-back laugh or a sun-drenched kiss,
The ones that move you. Bind you. Bring you together and keep you together long after the memory fades.