The craziness of the world of weddings this year can at times seem a bit overwhelming. We are constantly checking our calendars and emails to schedule and reschedule weddings that have been adversely affected by the pandemic. As July approached, Jenny and Tom had communicated to us that the plans for their October 2020 wedding were looking less and less likely.
Looking to move their large celebration until 2021, Jenny and Tom had hoped they would still be able to tie the knot on their original wedding date as planned – a smaller scaled down version in the backyard of Jenny’s parents home.
I arrived at the home of Jenny’s parents on the afternoon of October 3rd. Although it wasn’t the same as walking into a room full off bridesmaids, there was still a buzz of excitement in the air. As Jenny slipped on her simple yet beautiful wedding gown with the help of her mother, sister (the matron of honor), and her BFF (the maid of honor). After a quick first look with a hug and kiss from her father, she was ready to “just do it”.
Looking out from window of their home, Jenny was beaming with excitement as she saw her closest family and friends start to arrive and head to the back yard for the celebration. Waiting in the backyard of their elegant home was Jenny’s grandfather – he had been ordained only days prior so he could be the one to officiate the wedding ceremony. Next, Tom arrived and his mother assisted him by pinning on his boutonniere.
The ceremony was short and sweet – right in the backyard of her parents’ home in front of their closest friends and family. The best part was being able to sneak away to capture a few wedding portraits for them to keep as reminders from their original wedding date.
We look forward to celebrating again with you in 2021 and once again capturing all the love and moments of your day.
A special thanks to all the vendors who made Jenny & Tom’s day beautiful.
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Private Estate | La Grange, IL
Florist: Phillip’s Flowers | La Grange, IL
Officiant: Jenny’s Grandfather
Dress Shop: BHLDN
Bridal Dress Designer: Willowby by Waters
Tux Shop: Men’s Warehouse
Make-up & Hair Stylist: Silvermoon Salon | La Grange, IL
Jeweler: Fey & Co.