Nellie & Shane

Big wedding weekend for me this week – getting ready to head out to my first wedding of the weekend as we speak. Which is the reason why, I will make this blog post a little short… on words, but just as big on pictures! Nellie and Shane’s wedding took place last Saturday at the Oakbrook Hills Marriott Resort and it was a gorgeous celebration with fantastic music! The couple chose to see each other before the ceremony to have lots of time for pictures. Here is their first look.

The bridal party met us shortly after.

The ceremony was a first for me, part American, part traditional Turkish. Just look at all the gorgeous elements on the ceremony table!

The bride and groom fed each other honey during the Persian part of the ceremony! I loved it! What a sweet moment!

After the ceremony we snuck out again for a few sunset pictures, especially since it had been a really cloudy day and just now the sun was starting to make an appearance. Right on time, I would say!

Gold and white decor for the tented reception area. Gorgeous!

Intros were followed by the couple’s first dance as husband and wife, cake cutting, toasts, dinner and dancing!

The father daughter dance. Always gets me! So emotional.

And of course, I will leave you with a candlelit moment of the bride and groom before the end of the evening.