Julia and Spencer first met ten years ago while attending college. The mistake of their first date was perhaps going to a Thai restaurant where Spencer couldn’t help but feel his face flush at the heat of the food. Julia politely made fun of his sweaty forehead and the two continued the dinner date with ice cream afterward. Although Spencer’s face may have cooled off, it was the start of a very sizzling romance story.
Fast-forward ten years and this couple still have a chuckle about their first date. It was on a June day in 2019 while on a hike at their favorite nature preserve when Spencer proposed to Julia – of course, she said YES! The couple celebrated a small, intimate wedding in 2020 surrounded only by their families – they saved the reception for 2021.
Wedding version 2.0 was much anticipated by Julia and Spencer as they would be able to finally celebrate their marriage surrounded by family and friends. While chatting with Julia and Spencer, they mentioned how important it was for them to capture candid photos of each and every person in attendance. After the pandemic year of 2020, I couldn’t agree more with the importance of how each and everyone in our lives is important.
Julia’s dad had worked at the Lincolnshire Marriot for many years so of course, the location was the perfect choice for their wedding celebration. During the reception, I watched as Julia and Spencer walked to each and every guest table giving out big hugs. Even though these two were already married, this day was so important to them. According to Julia and Spencer, they were most looking forward to being able to “celebrate our new lives together with our friends and family”.
We hope you had a magical day, and wish you the best of luck in the future, here are a few of our favorite moments.
A special thanks to all the vendors who made Julia & Spencer’s day beautiful.
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Marriott Lincolnshire | Lincolnshire, IL
Bridal Dress Shop: Dantela Bridal
Bridal Dress Designer: Pronovias
Jeweler: Alberts Fine Jewelry
Bakery: Lovin Oven Cakery
Florist: Homewood Florist