A Winter Wedding at the Hyatt Lodge: Colleen & Anthony

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Bride & Groom, Rachael Watson Photography, Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook, Wedding

 

There are very few things in life I love as much as getting to photograph weddings, something I’m reminded of every time I have a few weeks off between weddings. Needless to say, I had a TON of fun at Colleen & Anthony’s wedding this past Saturday! They were fun, flexible and truly are perfect together. 🙂

While this Saturday wasn’t without surprises, we knocked everything out and I am pumped about this sneak peek!

However, first, a Wedding Wednesday tradition… The Top 5 Moments/Things from Colleen & Anthony’s wedding…

 

#5. I just LOVED Colleen Anthony’s wedding rings! They were so fun to photograph. I think what I loved most was that they were two different tones and I really loved the texture of Anthony’s wedding band. They’re small details, but they just added fun pop in the ring images that I love!

#4. Over the years, I’ve gotten to hear a lot of different speeches at receptions. However, I would have to say, Lee’s Father of the Bride speech was one of the top 5 I have EVER heard!

Using a T-Chart, Lee walked us through a game he called, “Let’s See if Colleen Made a Good Deal Marrying Anthony.” It was funny, loving and in case you’re curious, in the end it was determined, Colleen had mad a good deal marrying Anthony. 🙂

#3. Wow. The weather this Saturday was unforgettable.

As we walked out of the church we realized it had rained during the ceremony and everything had instantly turned to ice. I’m pretty sure that was a new one for me, but Colleen & Anthony were awesome! We made a new plan for photos in a very unique location and still had fun. 🙂 As a bonus, we even got to sneak into the Grand Pavillion for more photos of the wedding couple before cocktail hour. I’m so glad we did it and I love how they turned out. 🙂

#2. The adorable flower girls! These three little sisters were adorable all day long! While they had many jobs throughout the day, there were also some really cute moments. I’ll let you scroll to see what I mean. 😉

#1. Finally, coming in at number 1, the first look between Colleen & Anthony when she walked down the aisle with her Dad. 🙂 There really is nothing else quite like it.

 

Colleen & Anthony, THANK YOU so much for having me! Now, grab a blanket and snuggle up. Your sneak peek is live!

 

Groom Preparation Location: The Hyatt Lodge

Ceremony: St. Margaret Mary Parish

 Reception:  The Hyatt Lodge

Flowers: Lofendo Flowers

Videographer: Windy City Production

Cake: Creative Cakes

DJ: Sounds Abound

Hair & Makeup: Tamara Makeup and Hair Artistry Inc

Invitations: 221 Creations

Wedding Dress: Crystal Bride

Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal

Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

 

 

Colleen & Anthony, thank you again for having us. 🙂 We had a ton of fun with both of you and I hope you enjoyed your sneak peek. More photos soon!

 

Much Love,

 

 

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