Matthew and Stephanie are beautiful people inside and out. Stephanie and her ladies got ready at Caesar’s Windsor Hotel, where I witnessed the most adorable “first look” of Stephanie and her dad. I guarantee you cannot find a dad more proud of his daughter (see below). Matthew and his groomsmen got ready at the Holiday Inn and Suites where Matt discovered he was gifted an Omega watch from Stephanie. And considering he’s a huge James Bond fan, he could not have been more thrilled!
The couple decided to do some of their photos that morning before they saw each other, with their wedding party. I headed out to Willistead with the girls, and Josh took the guys to Jackson Park. They had perfect weather for photos!
The ceremony took place at the immaculate Ambassador Golf Club, where Matt and Steph displayed their union with a sand ceremony. There were so many romantic moments throughout their ceremony. From when Matt kissed Stephanie’s hand after putting the ring on her finger, to when Stephanie grabbed Matt’s collar during their first kiss (too cute).
They made their grand entrance with a James Bond tribute and went right into their first dance. Then Stephanie danced with her dad. Everyone was crying, even me! Do you know how difficult it is to photograph with tears in your eyes?! Stop being so cute, please! They continued the night with a delicious meal and hilarious, heart felt speeches. What a night to remember!
Matt and Steph, we have so many fond memories from your wedding day. It was intimate, personal, and elegant. Your friends and family are so loving, and welcoming. We feel so blessed to have captured such special memories. Thanks for trusting us with your photos. We hope you’ll stay in touch! God bless you both. xo
Cake/Desserts/Caterer: Ambassador Golf Club
Officiant: Ken Boudreau Civil Weddings
Decorator: Elegance by Design
Transportation: Enterprise Rent a Car
Hairstylist: Jen at Amici Salon
Makeup Artist: Carrie with Mac Makeup
Suits: Merlo Formal Rentals
Bridesmaid dresses: BCBG
Bride’s Dress: Once Upon a Time Weddings