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Wes and Katie’s Wedding at Promontory Point!

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The day started off at the James Hotel, with all of the ladies getting their hair and makeup done in the room. As everything was being put into place at for a Promontory Point wedding, Jason and I couldn’t help but let our excitement squeek out a bit- you see, during Katie and Wes’ engagement session, we stopped by a farmers market, which gave Katie the brilliant idea to stick to flowers that are in season. With the mention of white, green, and yellow- I couldn’t wait to see what Katie picked out.

Katie’s bridal party was fantastic, I asked them how they all met Katie, and the stories ranged from gradeschool and college to Starbucks coworkers. ¬†If you remember anything from their engagement post, then let it be Katie’s obsession for some iced caramel deliciousness. Now, onto the day. ūüôā

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Seeeee? I told you there was Starbucks!

If you look closely, you’ll notice that Katie’s mom is a genius- she brought an antique button hook along to button the buttons on Katie’s dress. ¬†And it did the trick!

And! Look at all of those delightful Billy Ball Flowers!  Along with other zesty pleasantries. A huge shout-out goes to Lauren, of Ryan Alexander Events for making sure everything went off perfectly with a bang! From the centerpieces to the iced tea and lemonade stands by the ceremony, Lauren made sure everything was in place and to schedule by the time we all arrived. Two thumbs up!

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Gah! I love the way Wes just looks at Katie.

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And to top it off, the wonderful sparklers lineup at the end of the night!  Katie, you looked absolutely wonderful, and I loved your colorful shoes! I hope that California is fantastic!

Congrats! ūüôā

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August 2011

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Chicago Engagement Photography – Katie and Wes

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When Katie and Wes met with us a few months ago, I¬†immediately¬†fell in love with Katie’s hair- instant trademark. ¬†Which fits in perfectly with the fact that she works in brand planning and marketing. Katie and Wes met in college, when they were going to¬†Appalachian¬†State- in North Carolina, where Wes is from. ¬†Best of all- they met on a bus. ¬†ūüôā ¬†Katie was sporting a fantastic Puma bag, when Wes took a notice to her. ¬†It was quite cute, they revisited all of those memories of bus riding together when Wes proposed.

Katie and Wes opted for more of a life style sort of Chicago engagement photography session – starting off at Starbucks, where Katie learned her love of caramel sauce¬†doused iced coffee-¬†concocted¬†from when she worked at Starbucks while in college.¬†¬†We then moved onto the Farmer’s Market where we discovered the loveliness of a bloom called Allium- a purple pom pom of sorts. And then moved onto Union Station- where we got this shot….

Love the love, and not to mention the architecture. Katie and Wes are getting married at Promontory Point in August, in the wonderful area of Hyde Park. ¬†Sunset with fantastic clouds over the city of in the distance by the lake? yes please. ūüôā

Allium- according to the friendly farmer over at The Flower Garden, in St. Anne, IL- is actually a blooming onion flower. And!  According to wikipedia, Allium is the Latin word for garlic. Ready for one more?  From our North Carolina bride, Cassie, flowers and herbs were carried down the aisle to ward off evil spirits back in the middle ages. So- Allium is not only a little bulbous bloom but also did double duty a few centuries ago.