I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon, than witnessing and celebrating the marriage of this sweet and down-to-earth couple, Ali and Aric!
When the big day arrived, we couldn’t have asked for better weather — sunny, clear skies, and the perfect temperature! We arrived at Deer Path Inn just as Ali and her small group of ladies finished their gorgeous hair and make-up for the day perfected by Kate Johnson Artistry. Rebecca from Rebecca Marie Photography began to capture each of the getting ready details.
Aric began his day relaxing at home and slowly getting ready – awaiting the first look he’d have of his beautiful bride at Chicago Botanic Gardens. Rebecca Marie Photography choreographed the seamless first look for the couple. They then explored the garden for some portrait shots, before heading over to Am Shalom to await the start their ceremony.
The ceremony and reception space had transformed from a beautiful temple, to a breathtaking wedding location! We adored how Ashland Addison’s floral and decor added just the right amount of elegance to really elevate the feel of the space. Ali and Aric signed their ketubah with their immediate families and then, with the sun shinning brightly outside, the ceremony began.
Meanwhile, the reception room details were being perfected for Ali and Aric’s intimate gathering.
As cocktail hour came to an end everyone made their way inside and to their seats to kick off the start of the reception.
The rest of the evening was very laid back and enjoyable for the couple and all of their guests. They were able to relax and enjoy the delicious meal service by Hel’s Kitchen. The bride and groom privately enjoyed their cake cutting with their delicious and beautiful cake made by Oak Mill Bakery. Then we all got to watch and the couple had their first dance. Before the end of the song Rachel from Toast & Jam DJs welcomed all guests onto the dance floor, and the party was officially on! Guests were able to take a break from dancing to enjoy an adorable ice cream sundae cart from Ben & Jerry’s or to add their snapshot to the polaroid guest book. It was such a perfect day for everyone involved!
Ali and Aric, we are so grateful to have been a part of your wedding and all of the fun details. May the two of you enjoy a lifetime of memories as perfect as your wedding day!