Jess couldn't remove the smile from her face all day! She beamed while getting ready, through the entire ceremony, and to the very end of the night even though her feet ached. She was overheated from dancing the night away in her dress, but it didn't matter -- she was finally Mrs. Shipley! Matt started out the day a bit nervous, and compulsively checked his watch all day to make sure we were on schedule. But you should've seen their First Look. It was awesome to see how he calmed at just seeing Jess in her gown for the first time. His shoulders relaxed and he began to fully enjoy the day himself. They compliment each other so well, and it was fully evident on their day.
Not many grooms dance as much as Matt did, but he was out on the dance floor most of the night! Some of my favorite parts of the day were when Matt almost slid the top of the cake right off the table when they went to cut it (luckily he didn't!), their sunset photos (oh my goodness -- wait until you scroll to those!), and just watching the wedding party and their families interact on the trolley on the trip to and from the church. You also don't want to miss the "big blue sky" ones... some of my new all-time favorites! Jess looked amazing in her gown, and by the end of the day she said she felt like a model with all the posing we did. I set up one of my same-day slideshows too, so she was able to see how amazing they looked in their portraits. Matt is a also college friend, so it was fun to catch up with some of our mutual friends from his fraternity -- such a fun night!
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Ceremony: St. Margaret Mary Parish, Naperville
Reception & Catering: Mistwood Golf Club
Cake: Cali Girl Cakes
Florist: Bella Flora | Lindsay Kundrick
DJ: Tone Productions | Spero
Officiant: Deacon Terry Taylor
Bride's dress: Eva's Bridal International
Suits/Tuxes: Men's Wearhouse
Instrumentalists: Stephanie Harris + John Schlaman
Vocalist: Annie Nowicki
Transportation: Naperville Trolley Company
Hair: Tasha Saltzman
Make Up: Becky Luckmann
Photographer: Holly Birch Photography
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