The morning started with a group of girls that were perfectly content to lounge together while hair was being done. There was a sense of love and friendship between them all, each of them connected in various ways together. And they were each silly-ly thrilled that day was THE day. "Hey guess what?...pause...you're getting married!!"
Sarah, with her long hair and bright blue eyes, smiled a lot through the morning. In the serene way I would suspect she does most of her life, she prepared to married this man that captured her life.
Sarah, you are so elegant!
I was struck all morning long by the love her bridesmaid's so obviously had for Sarah. They were each fully focused on her, ohhing and ahhing, snapping photos, giggling and serving her as much as possible.
Downtown Chicago...how I love thee!
I couldn't decide which one I liked better...
Side note: there must be at least 4 Justin's in this group of men! It was the name of the day!
And then there is (the!) Justin and Sarah. We had so much fun at their engagement shoot earlier this summer, and I remember thinking then that Justin is the perfect match for Sarah. He complements her silly side, he supports her tender side, he strengthens her loving side, and he upholds the side that is just 100% all girl. And Sarah? She adores this man. Her eyes sparkle when she smiles at him, and she has a crooked little side grin that comes out when she looks at him. She makes him laugh. They have little inside jokes that make them both laugh out loud. And they are glowing together on their wedding day.
First look - it's always worth it to say that this is the best idea for your wedding day! Not just logistically, but because it's intimate, and you can laugh and cry and hug each other, and she can spin around to show all of the perfect dress she choose, and show off her shoes. And because that hankie every groom carries comes in perfect use!
Sarah, I think you are absolutely beautiful. And not just because you're tall :)
I'm so pleased the rain never came. You had such a beautiful day.
Beautiful. I hope you have many, many more intimate moments like this that draw you together, that cause you to be quiet and remember what love was like this day.
Have a wonderful time away together. Come back tan and refreshed and more in love!
Slideshow! Set to the first dance song.
**Edit: please forgive the pixelation that occurred on upload of the images. I'm not quite sure why it is happening!