Driving up to the Weber Farms, Ashlie’s family farm, I was blown away by how beautiful everything was. Details everywhere, and Ashlie greeted me at the door, with the biggest smile on her face. Ashlie wore her grandmother’s pearls as a bracelet. It was her something old/borrowed, and looked beautiful on her.
the bride & groom + wedding party
Both Kevin and Ashlie, and their entire wedding party blew me away with how kind and thoughtful they were. I had one of the guys help me with getting the family ready for family pictures, another one bring me water, the personal attendant, Ann, was also always present making sure we were all doing well. Big hearts everywhere, all making sure Kevin and Ashlie had a magical day…. and they did! Their first look was breathtaking, and I love that these photos show them in their environment, as they are both farmers!
The ceremony was also full of little details to make the day perfect, and to make guests feel welcomed and loved. Golf carts were ready for transport, there were chairs, as well as the coolest benches made of wood planks and straw bales. There was also lots of water and beer to keep everybody hydrated!
THE RECEPTION + Surprise Honeymoon
It was a wedding of almost 400 people! The biggest I’ve ever photographed so far! I love that the cupcakes were made by the groom’s cousin. You guys, I ate TWO of them, and the only reason I didn’t eat a third was to be respectful. They were out of this world delicious!
I also LOVE that the bride and groom didn’t think they were going on a honeymoon, and were surprised and told to go to the airport the next day at 4pm. When they arrived they were given an envelope, and inside was the news they were going to ICELAND!!! I hope you guys are having so much fun, and enjoying this gift!
Photography: Poly Mendes Photography
Ceremony: Weber Farms (family farm)
Reception: Glencoe City Center
Catering: Chef Craig Catering
Florals: PK Floral Design
Makeup: Kendall Donny Makeup Artistry