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Shea & Heather: A Starved Rock Lodge Wedding

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December 27, 2016

 

Cheers to the New Mr. & Mrs.

If you’re considering getting married at Christmastime, please let me help you OFFICIALLY decide to do so! ???? Oh my goodness, you guys… when we first heard from Heather and Shea a few months ago and Heather started describing their plans for this wedding, we got SO incredibly excited. I mean, a wedding two days away from Christmas?! It just does not get much better than that!

This wedding day was unique in so many ways, which totally fit Heather and Shea as a couple perfectly. They decided not to have a bridal party, so the entire day was just totally focused on Heather and Shea and their sweet love. We loved this idea for them!! Heather’s dress was also unlike any we’ve ever photographed, and we LOVED that… seeing something different is always so fun! (The detailing on the back was unbelievably gorgeous… keep scrolling to see what I mean!) Between the white and gold Christmasy details of the wedding and the totally obvious love these two have for each other, I think it’s safe to say we were in heaven all day long!

Heather and Shea, all we can possibly say is thank you!! We feel so honored that you invited us into your best day ever. It was absolutely YOU, through and through, and we can’t think of a better way to finish off our 2016 wedding season! We hope your first married Christmas was amazing and that your honeymoon is an absolute blast… and you know we absolutely can’t WAIT to send over your full gallery super soon!

We cannot believe our 2016 wedding season is OVER… it was such a huge year for us in so many ways, and we absolutely cannot wait for what 2017 has in store!! Thank you so much to all our amazing couples from this past year… to say we are grateful is just a total understatement!

Xoxo,
Caitlin and Luke

Wedding Dress Designer & Boutique: Martina Liana from Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Bridal

Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Ceremony Venue: Starved Rock Lodge

Reception Venue: Starved Rock Lodge

Catering: Starved Rock Lodge

Hair & Makeup: CL Beaute Bar

Florals: Blythe Flowers

Cake: Tiers of Joy

Invitations: Vista Print

Rings: Paolucci Diamond Center

Decorations: Suez’s Linens

DJ: Sean Manley

 

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