Jessica is a photographer’s dream bride – I knew the second she emailed me that she was MY bride, a TEP bride! She loves photos and she LOVES to take them. All day long she kept saying “I will do anything for a photo!” and you will see in this blog post, she definitely will! Yuri, on the other hand, doesn’t love photos as much as Jessica does. BUT he does love her and will do whatever will make her happy. Yuri is going to make a wonderful husband, that’s for sure 🙂 He knew how much she loved photos when he proposed to her and made sure they stopped to take one right before he got down on one knee. Isn’t it crazy how when you are engaged it seems like your wedding day can’t come soon enough? Now, it’s been a few days since Jessica & Yuri are officially husband and wife and we get to relive all the magic of their wedding on the blog today!!
When I look through the photos, fairytale is the word that just keeps coming to my head over and over again and I can’t help but sing this song to myself. It really was a fairytale for them. Every little detail that Jessica put so much thought into as she planned and it all came together beautifully. So many flowers everywhere, so much pink, SO much laughter and love… photos in the middle of the forest, on a swing, in a canoe, kissing in the rain… that just SOUNDS like it came straight out of a fairytale and for them, it was all real! The weather called for rain ALL week and it would NOT budge. I prepared myself for a cloudy rainy day but what we got was the opposite! Cloudy sure but we even got pockets of sunshine! And the radar showed a HUGE rain storm was coming our way the minute we showed up at Rock Island Lake Club but it came almost an HOUR after it said it would and it only rained for 15 minutes! That’s it! Luck was on their side for sure 🙂 We were about to get ALL the portraits Jessica and Yuri had wanted and that’s just amazing!
We showed up to the church and the energy was high! Yuri was up at the altar, ready to go, and he looked a little nervous… until he saw Jessica. A sigh of calmness and happiness was let out as he saw her enter the church and she walked toward him, with the BIGGEST smile on her face. It was a traditional mass but it flew by and before we knew it, Jessica & Yuri were walking down the aisle hand in hand, husband and wife. They exited the church with bubbles blowing all around them and blush champagne awaiting them at the bottom of the stairs 🙂 What a way to start a marriage! They enjoyed their cocktail hour with their friends and family, sipping on their signature cocktails and taking a million photos with everyone until it was time to get the party started and CELEBRATE! These two didn’t get off the dance floor all night. The cutest part is they were dancing all night long with EVERYBODY! Before we knew it, it was time for Jose and I to say goodbye to them and I swear Jessica & I hugged for 5 minutes straight… I didn’t want it all to be over!! lol I’m SO happy for them and how AMAZING their wedding day was and am so excited to share my favorite images with you all today 🙂
Jessica & Yuri, thank you for letting us be a part of this amazing celebration! We are beyond happy for you both and wish you a lifetime of love and happiness! And a special thank you to their Bridal Party for being SO awesome and fun and patient during portraits, you guys KILLED it!! 🙂
Venue: Rock Island Lake Club |Florist: Stunning Arrangements Florists | DJ: Vox Polonia | Videographer: Studio 94 | Wedding Dress: Allure | Invitations: Memory Makers | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Cake Baker: Palermo Bakery | Cake Topper: Andaz |Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka & KEDS | Make-Up Artist: Agnes Ciszak | Hair Stylist: BeYOUtiful Bride | Programs/Menus: Memory Makers | Seating Chart, Welcome & Hashtag Sign: Jennifer Low