In the realm of wedding photography, every couple brings a unique love story to be told. Caylie and Matt’s narrative, originating in high school, is one that unfolded its magic at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Their story begins in the world of high school bands, where Matt, a skilled saxophonist, and Caylie, a talented flutist, first crossed paths. Despite being acquaintances, it wasn’t until their paths converged again at the University of Illinois that their love truly blossomed.
A pivotal moment in their love story occurred when a burst pipe flooded Caylie’s living space, prompting her to seek refuge on Matt’s couch. Little did they know that this incident would mark the beginning of a deeper connection.
As they spent an evening watching a movie together, an unspoken connection surfaced. A simple yet significant gesture saw Matt extending his elbow, and Caylie responding by wrapping her arm around his. This subtle move ignited a spark that had been quietly kindling since their high school band days.
Their romance, nurtured by years of unspoken crushes and shared experiences, weathered the tests of time. From the high school band to the university dormitory, every stage of their journey served to strengthen their bond.
Fast forward to the present, and we had the privilege of capturing Caylie and Matt’s wedding day. The venue, resonating with love and laughter, provided the perfect backdrop for the celebration of their union.
The ceremony was a reflection of their journey—a harmonious blend of music, shared laughter, and the promise of a lifetime together. As their vows echoed through the air, I observed stolen glances and genuine joy radiating from the couple.
Caylie and Matt’s wedding day was not just a celebration of love; it was a testament to the beauty of a connection that started with shared melodies in high school and evolved into a symphony of love at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Looking back at their special day, we are reminded that every love story is unique, and capturing the magic of Caylie and Matt’s union was a privilege that will forever hold a special place in our hearts.
A special thanks to all the vendors who made Caylie & Matt’s day beautiful.
Getting Ready & Ceremony Venue: Cantigny Park
Reception Venue: Cantigny Golf
Officiant: Ben Draviczki
Bridal Dress Shop & Groomsmen Attire: Wolsfelts Bridal
Bridal Dress Designer: Lillian West
Groomsmen Tux Designer: Calvin Klein
Hair Stylist & Make-up Artist: Refined Beauty
Florist: Shamrock Garden Florist
Invitations & Papergoods: The Knot
Bakery: DeEtta’s Bakery