Spring Wedding at Starved Rock Lodge

What a glorious spring wedding! The weather was perfect, the bride & groom are in love, the bridal party is gorgeous, and we had so much fun. Jackie had a tattoo on her foot and I asked her about it and she said it meant, God Provides, and I think He provided us the perfect day to start this beautiful marriage. 

The ceremony was at St. John's in St. Charles, Illinois. It was a beautiful chapel with big windows and wood beams. The light in the chapel was a little tricky but we try to capture the ceremony as it looked. And I even caught Ben & Jackie leaning in to chat, which is always my favorite moment. 

After the pictures of the March 11th club, we headed out to Starved Rock for some pictures. The pink and purple bridal party looked so great with nature of Starved Rock behind them. And they were such a great crew having so much fun. The Matron of Honor arranged the flowers and they were beautiful. Perhaps my favorite flowers ever. I love the color! 

The sun was perfect in the sky as we set out for a few portraits of the bride and groom. We just wandered around the lodge for a few pictures and we just all laughed and laughed. These two are just a joy and their love is so evident. We really didn't have to give them instructions except to stand together. The magic was just there. 

This was one of my FAVORITE set ups at Starved Rock Lodge. I really loved the extra christmas lights and the big H on the mantle looked so beautiful. All the pink and purple made the rustic lodge look so spring-y. We really had a great time with this family and friends. The speeches were wonderful. Especially when the best man told us that google informed him to picture everyone in their underwear, and then leaned in to Ben and said, "Yikes the first row is a little rough." Hilarious.

And like I always say, DANCE AT RECEPTIONS! We got so many great candids of everyone dancing! I can't wait to share the entire gallery! Thanks for reading and please share this with anyone you know who needs a photographer. We serve the Starved Rock area as well as the Chicagoland area. 

Mary Morris