Spencer + Kathleen | A charming Illinois Wedding

Written by Amber -

Beauty. Elegance. Bliss. Emotion. The marriage ceremony & celebration for Spencer and Kathleen was one of the most charming we've experienced. The love they have for each other is obvious, and when you added in the love their families have for each of them, it was absolutely touching! This August wedding in Elmhurst, Illinois goes down as one of the most beautiful—in every sense of the word—that we've ever had the pleasure of photographing.

Before the ceremony, the groomsmen helped each other get ready and shared friendly conversation with Spencer over a game of cards. The bridesmaids were at Kathleen's side all morning helping her into her dress, calming her emotions, and giving her plenty to reminisce and laugh about. The support Kathleen's parents gave her in the bridal room was endearing and special—they are clearly proud of her! 

It was a deeply moving ceremony in Elmhurst at Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. There were several tears of joy spotted among the guests as Spencer and Kathleen publicly professed their love and devotion to one another and joined as one in marriage. A formal (and very energetic!) reception followed at stunning Eaglewood Resort and Spa in Itasca, Illinois. The character of the venue, delicious dinner, heartfelt & humorous toasts, creative details of the decor & cake, and spirited dance floor made for a very charming celebration. The choreographed first dance of the Bride and Groom was extra memorable and very sweet, as well. …Talk about a romantic dip!

As magical as the whole day was, we know from experience that the real magic begins after the wedding day. Marriage is a wonderful, challenging, rewarding adventure. We are incredibly excited for this happy couple to live out all of life's experiences together, from here on out.  

I am SO thrilled to share these image highlights from their wedding day...
(To view even more of their wedding photos, check out their full online gallery » )

Many thanks to those who helped make this celebration a great success: 

Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in Elmhurst, IL (ceremony)
Eaglewood Resort and Spa in Itasca, IL (reception)
Trish Coffey at Phillip's Flowers & Gifts (flowers)
The Baking Institute in Northbrook, IL (cake)
Mike Seaquist, Something to Celebrate (reception DJ)
Sharon Daniel Salon (on-site hair & make-up)
Nordstrom Wedding Suite, made by Rosa Clara (wedding gown)
David's Bridal (bridesmaid dresses)
Men's Wearhouse (tuxes)

To view even more of their wedding photos, check out their full online gallery »