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Kelli and Nick's Wedding Highlight Video
On June 11th we had the privilege of filming Nick and Kelli's wedding video. The day was filled with personalized details such as: displaying their childhood photos, a personalized globe for guests to sign, a rustic chalk welcome sign at the ceremony and much more! Their ceremony was held outside of Katherine Legge Lodge in Hinsdale, IL and couldn't have been more picture perfect. This is why we love outdoor weddings, the lighting is always perfect! Our favorite part of the ceremony is seeing the groom's reaction as his bride walked down the aisle. At the reception, everyone enjoyed the photo booth and danced the night away. The sparkler exit was such a great ending to the night! Congratulations Nick and Kelli!
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Last Friday, June 17th, we had the pleasure of photographing Nicole and her fiancé Mark. With her theme being Country Chic, we definitely knew we wanted and outdoor setting. Nicole also wanted the photography location to be close to their hearts so we decided to pay a visit to Mark's hometown. Downtown Oswego is a small town about 40 miles west of Chicago. It's filled with small boutiques and shops owned by local residents. It was the perfect setting for their Rustic Country theme! Congrats Nicole and Mark!
Hi, I’m Courtney! For those who do not know, I am an intern for Dessa Event Planning but I also manage my own photography business on the side. Photography is something I have always had a passion for and I love being able to tell a story through my pictures and share with ya’ll some of the snapshots I capture.
Luckily for me, my family and I were traveling to Pennsylvania to attend my cousins wedding and she needed a photographer for the reception dinner and getting ready pictures before the wedding. As thrilled as I was, I could not believe how stunning the backdrop of this gorgeous ceremony was! Not to mention how adorable the bride and groom were! I guess that you could say that I am a sucker for weddings and the countryside, but hopefully each of you can see the happiness and details through out as I let the pictures do the talking!
Congratulations Clayton and Megan Good!
Since barn weddings aren’t going out of style any time soon, we decided to take a stab at it!
Dessa Event Planning styled the vintage barn shoot at a local farm. Approximately 40 minutes west of Naperville, IL in the sleepy little town of Waterman, Il, Azalea Films and Photography brilliantly captured every detail. From the antique candlesticks to the brides beautiful bohemian dress from Lulus.
We partnered with other local businesses who helped bring this vision to life & we thank them for all their handwork!
Love and Flowers created a one of a kind bouquet for us with beautiful pink and white roses, pink peonies, and greenery. The perfect girly bouquet!
Crystal M. did an INCREDIBLE job glamming up our model and helping us add florals to the hairstyles.
Jazmin from Jazzerella Makeup added that special, glamorous touch to our model Shay Monet.
Cakes by Rachel created a beautiful, naked red velvet cake alongside a mini apple and pecan pie. Rachel never ceases to amaze us!
Hi there! Welcome! You're looking for wedding inspiration, huh? Well, you've come to the right place!
We're a wedding planner and photographer duo who have a passion for weddings. After both being brides and planning our own weddings, we fell in love with the beauty that weddings bring; from the table settings, to florals, the dress, the look on the groom's face when he first sees his bride-we love it all.
We decided to create this blog to showcase the trends in the wedding world. We want to connect with all types of soon-to-be married brides: the budget-concious, the opulent bride, the high school sweethearts, the partners united by love not gender, pretty much all brides and grooms!
What makes us different? We are big vintage collectors and DIYers. Majority of the time we've collected pieces from our local thrift stores to style our shoots!
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Jessica & Abryanna