What an incredible day we all had at Meaghan and Jeffreys wedding. The weather was perfect and the locations were gorgeous. We started out the day photographing Meaghan and her bridesmaids getting ready at Meaghan's parents Wheaton home. Built in 1866 this historic home was full of elegance and was the prefect spot to capture the bridal prep. For the first look we moved to the backyard which is simply stunning. I would have been happy shooting the entire wedding there.
After the first look we took a trolly over to Catigny in Winfield and captured some group portraits and lucked out having the park pretty much to ourselves.
After arriving at the Company 251 in Aurora, Meaghan and Jeff were eager to explore, so we grabbed some group and individual portraits in the alleys surrounding the venue. Company 251 is a new venue which just opened in 2018 and has taken over a historic factory in an area which is fast becoming the new downtown of Aurora. Exploration led us to the fourth floor of Company 251, which is still unfinished and was a great location to take some unique loft style couples portraits. (PS: keep an eye out for their wedding video - there was some drone action going on up there).
As for the ceremony - how cool is it for Meaghan and Jeff to have been married by Meaghan's mother who just happens to be an Illinois State Appellate Judge.
The toasts were full of stories, laughs and tears. The dinner was delicious and the dancing went well into the night.
I had an absolutely wonderful time photographing Meaghan and Jeffrey's wedding and of course owe a big thanks to the other vendors who helped make capturing this wedding story possible.
Florist: Ipomea Floral Design, Elmhurst, Illinois
Makeup & Hair: Megan Bach, Lips & Lashes, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Trolly Service: Absolute Dream Limousine, Chicago
Portrait Location: Cantigny, Winfield, Illinois
Ceremony & Reception: Company 251, Aurora, Illinois
DJ: Aaron Thompson, The Music Trust
Video: Amor In Motion
Photography: Thomas J. Doggett
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