A classic romantic summer wedding with James and Whitney. I asked Whitney what her inspiration was for her wedding and she said she wanted a romantic/soft feel with just the right amount of bling! She also incorporated a few nostalgic personal touches like the charms on her flowers and a piece of her Mom’s wedding dress around her bouquet.
The day was filled with rose gold, pinks, and whites and a few sparkles in the flowers, candles, plate wear, and decor. The girls all got ready at The Baldwin House in Streator which is always an ideal spot for a classy vintage atmosphere. The nostalgic energy continued on to the Catholic ceremony inside the beautiful St. Michael’s Parish in Streator, Illinois. We headed out to family land afterward to get a few portraits and then finished up the session at the always romantic Dwight Country Mansion. The area is full of photographic opportunity with a massive windmill, stone bridge, and old trees.
Whitney went on to say that her favorite part of the day was at the reception, dancing with James and then her Dad, two very special dances for her. James favorite moment of the day was the dancing after the reception on the party bus.
My favorite part of the entire day was the love and fun amongst the family. I could tell instantly how close the families were to their kids. It’s always amazing to watch parents as they watch their children get married. Something about both of these families was extra special. Another favorite was the amazing dessert table! This one was impressive.
Thank You, James and Whitney, for having me photograph your romantic, vintage, charming wedding!
Most important detail when planning: Location and Photography
Favorite Details: Personal touches on the flowers
Favorite Moment: First Dances
Honeymoon: Panama City, Florida
Getting Ready: Baldwin House, Streator, Illinois
Ceremony: St. Michael’s Parish, Streator, Illinois
Reception: Dwight Country Mansion, Dwight, Illinois
Flowers: Flower’s Plus Streator, Illinois
Rings: Jack Lewis Jewelers
Dress and Tux: Marien Mae Bridal
DJ: Absolute Light and Sound
Catering: Dwight Country Mansion
Cake: Tiers of Joy
Hair: Beaute Bar, Ottawa, Illinois
Makeup: Cora James, Encore Salon
Transportation: Elite Luxury Bus
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