Last fall, I had the honor of capturing Nikki and Danny’s gorgeous Morton Arboretum wedding at Meadow Lake! The weather could not have been more beautiful, and the fall colors were just beginning to show. It was everything you could possibly want for a late September wedding!
These two have a particularly unique love story that was shared throughout the day. In their own words:
“We met in November of 2020 during the crazy COVID-19 year… and really got to know each other because there was nothing open, and no activities to do! We love this part of our story because it’s a testament to how we took a potentially rough time period and turned it into something positive and amazing.”
On wedding day, Nikki and Danny got ready separately before their sweet first look at the Arboretum. After that, these two were all smiles! We had a blast exploring the property with their stylish wedding party before heading to the lake for the ceremony.
Morton Arboretum Wedding
As the sun began to set, Nikki and Danny were married in an outdoor ceremony underneath the iconic Oak tree. One of my favorite details was the sand ceremony with Nikki’s daughters, symbolizing their unity as a family. Once the knot was tied, guests were ready to celebrate with the newlyweds! Food, drinks, and dancing in the Ginkgo Room did not disappoint 🙂
Nikki and Danny: Thank you again for having me in September!! I’m so happy to have been a part of your wedding day, all my best to you both!
Venue: Morton Arboretum / Hotel: Hyatt Lisle-Naperville / Bride’s dress: The Altar Bridal / Bride’s shoes: Donna Karan / Groom’s suit: Men’s Wearhouse / Florist: Phillip’s Flowers / Hair & Makeup: Janie Bonilla / Stationery: Minted / Jeweler: Zales / DJ: Chris Siegel / Cake: The Cakery / Second Photographer: Alexis