Picture this – you become engaged. You then spend hours pouring through magazines, Pinterest boards, and designer websites looking for something perfect for the grand occasion. You go to stores and try on anywhere from 5 to 100 gowns in the hope of finding “the one”. So many things can come into making the decision – princess or sleek, satin or lace, sleeves or strapless. Of course, everyone has an opinion, from your mom and your sister to your BFF. It’s enough to make your head spin. The worst part of all, the one person whose opinion you care about the most, can’t help because tradition is to keep it a surprise.
You finally settle on something you hope your future spouse will like and you think it should be a crime to only wear it on one day for 10 hours. Finally, you wait another 8 months for it to come perfectly tailored into the bridal shop.
So with all that said, I completely understand when Stephanie said she was most looking forward to seeing Joseph for the first time at their first look on their wedding day. It’s a big deal! Joseph’s reaction did not disappoint as he smiled, got a little teary-eyed, and gave Stephanie the biggest hug.
The wedding day only got better from there as Stephanie and Joseph shared their vows in front of friends and family at the beautiful Independence Grove Events Venue in Libertyville. These two are a perfect match for their hearts as they kept each other smiling all day long with just a simple glance between them. Congratulations once again Stephanie and Joseph! We are excited to share some of our favorite moments with you.
A special thanks to all the vendors who made Stephanie & Joseph’s day beautiful.
Getting Ready Venue: Holiday Inn Express – Libertyville
Venue: Events at Independence Grove
Transportation: M&M Limousine Services
Officiant: Branden Wick
Bridal and Bridesmaid Dress Shop: The Crystal Bride
Bridal Dress Designer: Mikaela by Paloma Blanca
Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Warehouse
Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist: Rosie Hunter Artistry
Videographer: Amor in Motion
Florist: Countryside Flower Shop
DJ: DJs For You
Catering: Catering by Michaels
Bakery: Oak Mill Bakery
Jeweler: Brilliant Earth