A June Wedding at Riverside Receptions: Kelsey & Mike

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This sweet couple got married this past Saturday and the day could not have been more perfect! (Well, maybe a little cooler… 😂 )

Kelsey & Mike are actually high school sweethearts! They’ve been together for over 12 years. However, what’s especially beautiful about their story is that many of their friends have also been with them throughout that time. A group that has grown over the years and a group that filled their bridal party. To say this bridal party was ready to celebrate with them, wouldn’t do it justice. Very grateful I got to work with this crew. 😊

Top 5 Moments of Kelsey & Mike’s wedding…

#5. The green poofs in the bouquets. Somebody share with me what they’re called! I love the way they turned out! It was the perfect accent to the bouquet.

#4. Throwback to Kelsey & Mike’s engagement session. We’d explored Cantigny Park taking photos, having fun and even did an outfit change to mix things up. However, at the very end of their session, I learned something important. Kelsey & Mike are HUGE Blackhawk fans! They changed into their jerseys and we got some truly cute shots. True to them. They worked the Hawks into their wedding in a very special way. You’ll have to scroll to check it out. 😉

#3. Their bridal party. Especially, the bridesmaids on the dance floor! They danced the night away. Special shout out to bridesmaid Rachel and her mad headbanging skills.

#2. The balconies at the Herrington. During the first look with Kelsey’s Dad, I looked up behind me to see Mom, Grandma and four of Kelsey’s bridesmaids watching. It was the perfect vantage point and showed just how much love was in the air.

#1. The first look between Kelsey & Mike. First looks always get me, but I especially loved this one because it incorporated the best man, Pete & maid of honor, Brittany. It was a set up I’d never done. I loved it though! It was a really sweet way to include two people that mean the world to Kelsey & Mike. You can check it out below. 😊

 

Truly, there were so many highlights. It’s hard to pick just 5. Kelsey & Mike, thank you so much for having us as your wedding photography team. We loved getting to work with you and couldn’t be more excited about this sneak peek.😊

Snuggle up. Your sneak peek is here!

 

Preparation Location: Herrington Inn and Spa || Makeup Artist: Dawn Bliss || Hair Artist: We Only Do Pretty

Flowers: Town and Country Gardens || Cake: The Cakery

Ceremony & Reception: Riverside Reception || Videography: Tinky Media || DJ: Music By Design

Wedding Dress: Bella Bianca || Bridesmaid Dresses: Crystal Bride || Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

 

 

Kelsey & Mike, I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek and I can’t wait to share more with you in the coming weeks!

Much Love Friends,

Rachael Watson Photography Inc.

 

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