Caitlin & Jeff: Stylish Woodland Chicago Wedding
Oh, these two. What do you even say about one of your favorite weddings ever?? Jeff & Caitlin’s day was just pure magic- from the incredible, thoughtful details, to the insanely gorgeous spot we went for couple photos (her old high school!), to just the pure love and joy they have for each other… It’s just too much! But let me start from the beginning.
I first met Jeff a few years ago when we were co-workers. When our department was in the “getting to know you” stage, I remember him mentioning he had just stared dating this really great girl that he had met through a mutual friend, and we were all so excited for him. Little did we know that a few years later, we’d be hearing that they were engaged! And when he reached out and asked me to capture their day, I couldn’t have been more thrilled.
This is a pretty photo heavy post, so I’ll (try to) keep the rest of this pretty brief 😉 I knew this would be a great wedding, but it totally exceeded my expectations! Caitlin looked so stunning in her blush lace-y gown, and I am such a sucker for blue suits- they definitely have quite the sense of style! Fun fact: Jeff had just bought that bow-tie the night before! He said he bought tie after tie after tie, but nothing seemed to work. Then he stumbled upon that perfect velvet bow-tie, and knew it was the one. Also, the sunglasses he wore have significant meaning as well! They were his dad’s, and now that he’s adopted them, they always take pictures of Caitlin in the reflection whenever they go places. And that bouquet?? I literally couldn’t stop taking photos of it. And don’t even get me started on how perfectly they decorated their reception room at Cog Hill Country Club. If I could have, I would have tried to sneak one of those eucalyptus table decorations home with me! Topped off with all the gold sparkles, cookie bar & fun photo-booth, it was quite the set up. Besides for all of the top-notch style, the love that filled this day was just dazzling. Their wonderful friends and family were so happy for them, and I swear Jeff and Caitlin didn’t take their eyes off each other for one minute that night 🙂 Congratulations again you two! Now on to the fun part: the photos!