There are some people who you meet and because they are so fun, you know that their friends must be so fun, and their family must be so fun, and every single person involved in their wedding must be so fun. And then you go and photograph their wedding and every single thing you thought is 100% CORRECT. Holly and Mark are these kind of people!! Hold on to your hats, this one is gonna blow your socks off...Is that mixing metaphors, and do I sound like an old-timey radio announcer? Don't care, it's all true!!
Holly's hotel room was beautiful and had this lovely light coming in through the huge windows! Want my advice? Always think about getting ready in a room with lots of beautiful natural light. Then your bridesmaids can be beautifully backlit as you show them your beautiful eyelashes ;-).
Oh Alison, how I love you! Holly's mom had been contacting me from North Carolina where she was planning the wedding with Holly long distance. She was always so sweet in her e-mails and when I got there I felt like one more of her daughters, she was just so welcoming. Also, how amazing does Holly look in this one?!?!
Especially if you aren't going to see each other before your ceremony, I think a note to each other is the very best idea... you will treasure it forever and get to connect for a moment before everything else starts up.
When Phil comes to shoot with me, he stays in the back of the church or ceremony location with the bride while I head in and get aisle shots. I am always jealous of him, especially when he walks up to me later says... "I don't want to brag or any thing, but..." and then shows me THIS MOMENT between Holly and her father on the back of his camera. I love it, I love it, I love it so much!! How special is it to have that moment right before they head down the aisle captured for all time. I hope that you both love it as much as I do :-). Also, Holly, you are gorgeous.
When we were planning out the timeline of their day, Holly told me that there were a few requests she and Mark had for how they would like to spend their time. One was that they get a photo at Wrigley Field, one was that we have a fun relaxing time with their wedding party and families on the trolly, and one was that we stop by their favorite bar for a drink before the reception. As you know, here at Erin Evangeline Photography we always aim to please, so... It was game day at Wrigley (which the Cubs won 4-1 six innings later!), they had the most awesome atmosphere on a wedding trolly I have ever seen, and their favorite bar had decorated the back room specifically for them when we stopped by. It was a successful wedding day all around!! WISHES GRANTED!!
Next stop, the Four Moon Tavern for a drink with their favorite bartenders, in their favorite haunt! SO FUN!!
As I said, everyone in Holly and Mark's wedding party was super fun. We enjoyed spending the day with all of them, and I know that a few of you are getting married in the next year or two, so call me!! Also, shut up, how gorgeous is this shot of the most beautiful bridesmaids ever?
Those bouquets are some of my favorite of the year... how gorgeous is all that color with the navy blue and gray of the outfits?!? You guys, I love a good pop of color on a wedding day!
And now excuse me as I drool over how stunning these two are in every single photo we took of them... every single one :-).
Holly and Mark, thank you so much for trusting us to capture your wedding day. It was a wonderful time, and we are so glad we were able to share it with you. Since my Royals and Phil's Tigers aren't looking like they are going to be making it into the playoffs, I guess we both can say... GO CUBS!!