In October, I had the pleasure of joining Stephanie and Jimmy at their Birdhaven Greenhouse wedding in Joliet! Not only was this day planned in a matter of weeks, it was also somewhat of a surprise. It’s true! After postponing their group celebration to next fall, these two still wanted to marry this year. I was thrilled when they decided to elope on their original wedding date, and asked me to tag along!
I met these two at the greenhouse on a beautiful fall day, where they shared an emotional first look outside the ceremony space. Honestly, I think their smiles only grew from there! Stephanie and Jimmy tied the knot in an intimate ceremony, surrounded by family and a few friends. In fact, Stephanie’s little brother even played an important role in the ceremony (isn’t he sweet?!). I loved how they made their day so personalized and family-oriented. As you can imagine, elopements like this are always a joy to capture.
Once it was official, I got to have the newlyweds all to myself! We had a chance to explore all the rooms of the Birdhaven Greenhouse, and even the fall foliage of nearby Pilcher Park. Like I said, these two were ALL smiles (thanks for making my job easy, guys!!). Several days later they announced their elopement, and I couldn’t be happier for these two 🙂
CONGRATULATIONS, Stephanie and Jimmy!! Thanks again for asking me to photograph your elopement day – really looking forward to celebrating more next year!
Venue: Birdhaven Greenhouse & Conservatory/Bride’s dress: David’s Bridal/Bride’s shoes: Bleecker & Bond/Groom’s suit: Tommy Hilfiger/Groom’s shoes: Leonardo Shoes/Florist: Mitchell’s Flowers/Hair Stylist: Hair by Izzy/Makeup: Mario Tricoci/Jeweler: The Classic Gem