chris & amber said "i do" in racine
In August, Chris and Amber tied the knot and entered wedded bliss. It was such a sentimental day filled with emotion, encouragement and sweet memories. Evangelical United Methodist Church in Racine was packed with all of their closest friends and family for a very sacred, beautiful ceremony. Memorial Hall in downtown Racine was the perfect location for their very celebratory, spirited reception. Chad and I LOVED spending the entire day with Chris and Amber. Even though we already knew them, we felt like we had a room full of friends by the end of the night with their amazing guests. I don't think I've ever seen THAT much dancing at a reception...such a blast. We're so excited for this newlywed couple and the life ahead of them!
I hope you enjoy these highlights from their big day...
The Bride and Bridesmaids got ready together at The Cutting Edge in Racine, and had a ton of fun doing it! They reminisced old times and gushed with excitement for the upcoming day. I love this spread of cell phone photos being taken of the fun details :)
Amber made the most beautiful Bride! She was seriously gleaming with joy...
Meanwhile, Chris was getting ready for the ceremony downstairs. I love these shots Chad took of his parents soaking in the moment with their son.
Right before the ceremony, Amber and Chris shared a tender moment together. They didn't SEE each other, but they did pray together around this corner and it almost brought tears to my eyes.
Amber and her mother shared a few tears right before walking down the aisle....so sweet!
As Amber was escorted down the aisle by her father, Chris anxiously awaited his Bride.
Anna, Jessica and Sarah Lentz provided the beautiful music for the ceremony. Chris' sister, Kathleen, also sang a solo for the couple.
You may kiss the Bride...
I love that there were actual wedding bells as they exited the church!
The wedding party headed out to Wind Point Lighthouse for some beautiful moments on the Lake Michigan shore. It was the perfect backdrop for the occasion.
The pink absolutely popped....
This shot below is my favorite from the whole day! It is a total candid moment that captures the pure happiness and love between them.
We also made a stop at one of Amber's favorite locations—the old D.P. Wigley building in downtown Racine has some of the coolest textures around.
What a fun wedding party....plenty of laughter in the limo ride!
At Memorial Hall, the wedding party was introduced in the balcony openings that overlooked the Hall seating. There were even surprise Nerf guns fired onto the onlooking guests below!
The historic details of the building mixed with the raw emotions of the heartfelt words shared made this reception exceptionally special.
The garter and bouquet were both tossed...
The Windy City Hitmen kept the party hopping all night!
Congratulations again, Chris and Amber! We loved the opportunity to celebrate with you! Clearly, God has brought the two of you together on purpose and we can't wait to hear how your future unfolds together. Blessings to you all!
If you'd like to see all of their wedding photos, check out their complete gallery here »