When I first saw the annual fall forecast for the peak day to enjoy the autumn leave colors in Chicago, I couldn’t have been more thrilled that it was going to fall on Kaitie and Ian’s wedding day. An October wedding day on a golf course was going to produce some incredibly colorful wedding photos. As the wedding day neared, we chatted about the final details – Kaitie and Ian were obviously excited, not only for their wedding day, but more so their marriage. These two were lucky to have found each other the first day of their freshman orientation at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Fast forward 6 years and the day was finally here – they would be able to share their lifetime commitment to each other in front of family and friends.
If you know Kaitie and Ian, you know they are humble, kind, and private. They aren’t the type to draw much attention to themselves, and they most definitely bring out the best in one another. This was the case when it came to reading their vows before their outdoor ceremony. The two wanted a private and quiet moment during the day to read their personal vows to each other. We figured that a private first look would be the best time to share these promises. Standing in front of a wall of beautiful fall colors, these two embraced as they promised their lifetime commitment to each other – I couldn’t help but tear up at the touching moment.
Arriving at the Salt Creek Golf Club, friends and family began to gather for the ceremony. The day was comfortably warm and filled with sunshine. The type of sunshine and warmth that these two radiate for each other was felt by everyone present. We were honored to be a part of your special day and wish you all the happiness in the years ahead Kaitie and Ian. We hope you enjoy reliving your day through our lenses.
A special thanks to all the vendors who made Kaitie & Ian’s day beautiful.
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Salt Creek Golf Club
Officiant: Judge Neil Schroder
Bridal Dress Shop: The Crystal Bride
Bridal Dress Designer: Rebecca Ingram
Bridesmaid Dress Shop: David’s Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Generation Tux
Hair Stylist & Make-up Artist: Patty McGuire Hair & Makeup Artists
Videography: KL Media
Invitations & Papergoods: Minted
Bakery: Italian Bakery