Firestone Country Club: Leah+Mike {Illinois Wedding Photographer}

They have loved each other since they were in the sixth grade and have been each other’s biggest fans ever since. It wasn’t long before I realized that all who surrounded the couple on their wedding were their biggest fans as well.

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Their wedding day was HOT and there were a few minor hiccups as we approached the wedding ceremony. For instance, after Leah stepped into her wedding gown, her bridesmaids soon realized the latch on the back had fallen off. Not too mention, when they bent down to put her shoes on they noticed the bottom of her dress was still pinned. The bridal shop forgot to finish hemming. No big deal! They found some scissors and started cutting away. The mother-of-the-bride’s reaction was priceless! The bride was unfazed and remained calm and laughed through it all.

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I love when a bride does a first look with her father.

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When we arrived at the church, we soon found out the air conditioning in the bridal suite was broken, so everyone fanned the bride down as she sat patiently as someone sewed a latch onto the back of her dress. Meanwhile, they guys were chilling in the air conditioning without a care in the world.

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I love Mike’s huge grin when he sees his gorgeous bride for the first time.

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Everyone wants a picture of the bride and groom…

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The ceremony was beautiful and it wasn’t long before we were in a caravan of golf carts driving around Firestone golf course. The breeze helped cool everyone off and pictures couldn’t have gone smoother. It wasn’t long and we were back at the club to get the party started.

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Gahhhh! I love her dress so much. Pockets. Who doesn’t love a dress with pockets?! You absolutely are stunning, Leah.

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The reception was beautiful, but the cake table was something to behold. The bride’s father, grandfather and uncle (they own a family business) worked tirelessly on the wedding cake and wow was it incredible!

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Time to party!

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Leah and Mike, I so loved being a part of your day and capturing all the special moments. Congratulations to you both and many, many blessings!

~Jen

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