Photographing Nicole and Rob’s wedding was incredible! The sweet and beautiful newly weds surrounded by wonderful group of family members and friends. Everyone and everything in this wedding has made the day special and the atmosphere warm and filled with heartfelt emotions. Taz and I were truly moved by all the details of the day: from small things like decorations to the beautiful outfits of the bride and groom and all the guests and to some of the most amazing performances we’ve ever heard.
The wedding day started with getting ready: Nicole was at her parents’ house, surrounded by family and the bridesmaids. Preparations went smoothly and was filled with laughter and joy. Despite a slight delay, Nicole remained relaxed and focus. In the meanwhile, Rob was getting ready at a nearby hotel. He too was surrounded by friends who helped keep him relaxed and entertained.
At the church, all the guests were waiting for the couple in great anticipation. When the organist started playing and the doors opened, all guests raised in anticipation of the beautiful bride. And when she walked through through the door, it was as if the church was filled with sunshine. Nicole in her gorgeous white wedding dress was accompanied by her just as beautiful mother and her dear grandpa. Nicole and her pap held hands all the way down to the altar — the love between them radiated. But the love was also clearly evident between Nicole and Rob who was patiently waiting for her at the altar. One could tell that he was astonished by the beauty of his soon to be wife.
The ceremony was elegant and filled with stories, anecdotes, and readings by Nicole and Rob’s family. Surrounded by a merry audience, they exchanged looks and smiles throughout the ceremony. When the awaited moment arrived, everyone cheered to Nicole and Rob’s first kiss and their walk back down the aisle. Post ceremony were the photo shoot at Cantigny Park and reception in Cantigny Golf Club. The reception room was marvelous, decorated with beautiful tables, center pieces, cloths, and large window that let the sunset light into the room.
The speeches raised many laughs and cheers and left many smiles in the room. Nicole and Rob’s dance was fantastic. One of the most delightful moments, however, was when Nicole’s relative sang spectacularly a song for Nicole and Grandpa.. It was a truly emotional moment and even brought out a tear in Nicole’s eyes.
We really loved photographing Nicole Rob’s special day as we’re suckers for emotions, tears, laughs, and heartfelt moments. We’re also excited for Nicole and Rob to join the club of married couples and wish them all the best on this new and wonderful path of life. Nicole and Rob, thank you so much for entrusting us to capture your amazing day!
Reception Venue: Cantigny Park | DJ: Sounds Abound | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang reworked by MOB and Margaret Venkus | Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Alfred Sung | Shoe Designer: Nina | Makeup Artist: Vlora Isamajaj |Hair Stylist: Monica Cardenas | Groom’s Attire: Ralph Lauren | Officiant: Father Raj | Cater: Cantigny | Florist: Russ Phillip styled and designed by MOB, grandmother of bride and friends | Cake Artist: Sugar Path | Videographer: With Love Productions |