A Fall Wedding at Cantigny: Rachel & Steven

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Some weddings just stick with you, and Rachel & Steven’s wedding this past weekend, is one of them. ๐Ÿ™‚

These two tied the knot this past Saturday and, after waiting an extra year, the celebration was highly anticipated and absolutely beautiful. Not just because of Rachel & Steven’s sweet families or fun bridal party, but because of the love these two share. Deep, true and uniquely their own. ๐Ÿ™‚

While there were so many different moments that come to mind when I think about Rachel & Steven’s wedding: sneaking outside for sunset photos, Rachel & Steven’s beautiful bubbles exit and the fun kiddos, Frankie, Luke & Zach, that hung out with us and the Bridal Party… I wanted to share just five. ๐Ÿ™‚ A Watson Wedding tradition.

 

#5. The first look that Rachel shared with her Dad. ๐Ÿ™‚ These are always so sweet to photograph and I’m so glad we snuck this in. Definitely a moment these two will not soon forget. (Shout out to Sam for helping it go so smoothly!)

#4. Over the past year, Rachel & Steven, proudly, went from fostering to adopting the sweetest pup, Finn. Wanting to find a way to include him, they got the CUTEST Finn napkins! Seriously. You’ll have to scroll to see what I mean. ๐Ÿ˜€

PS. You can (And should!) definitely follow Finn’s Instagram here. ๐Ÿ˜‰

#3. The moment that Jr. Groomsmen, Luke, gave Rachel his jacket as we walked around Cantigny.

#2. Apparently, Steven had been pretty insistent that Rachel & him would like alpacas as a wedding gift. Leave it to Best Man, Chris, to find a way to make it happen. Okay… they weren’t real alpacas, but they were really cute stuffed animals and I think it’s safe to say everyone loved it.

#1. When Steven saw Rachel for the first time. ๐Ÿ™‚ The Bridal Party had just walked in, the doors opened and after much anticipation, Rachel and her Dad walked in. Steven’s eyes were transfixed on his Bride.

 

Rachel & Steven, thank you so much for having us! I couldn’t have asked for a sweeter couple, and your day was truly beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚

Now, grab a blanket and snuggle up. Your sneak peek is live!

 

Preparation Location:ย Chicago Marriot Naperville

Ceremony: St. Isadore Parish

ย Reception: ย Cantigny- Red Oak Room

Flowers: Design de Flores

Cake: The Sugar Path

DJ:ย MVMT Events

Hair & Makeup:ย Makeup & Hair Artistry by Francesca

Bridesmaid Dresses & Wedding Dress: Nordstrom

 

Did I mention Steven is a HUGE Eagles fan? Just wait… ๐Ÿ˜€

Pocket Squares… Gets the guys every time. Love the teamwork!

Finn! ๐Ÿคฉ

Check out the inside of Steven’s jacket!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Not everyone can rock the dip like these two!

How could I forget the tanks! When you hear the Groomsmen shout your name across the park, you know it’s going to be good. ๐Ÿ˜€

Stunning couple. ๐Ÿ™‚

Such a fun entrance!!! THANK YOU Sam for making it happen!

 

Rachel & Steven, thanks again for having us. ๐Ÿ™‚ Blake and I had a ton of fun and I can’t wait to share more in the coming weeks!

Much Love,

 

 

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