Lainey and Jon had such a gorgeous day for their backyard wedding reception! I loved how there was such an emphasis on getting married "at home". The bride and her girls all got ready at her mother's home, where the reception would take place and Jon met her there - meeting her for their first look. As his sister covered his eyes and walked him into the living room, Lainey was in the front room waiting, with their two adorable little boys. Mom and Dad were about to become husband and wife! Lainey looked absolutely stunning in her gown. The plunging back looked amazing on her and you could tell Jon felt like the luckiest guy!
Once everyone was ready we headed to downtown Frankfort. We stopped in a local hangout of Lainey's and took some wedding photos, a tradition of all the sisters. We then continued in downtown Frankfort, taking photos in the exact spot Jon proposed, and finishing up by the iconic brick walls in Frankfort.
The wedding ceremony took place at the absolutely gorgeous Bird Haven Greenhouse in Joliet. We were able to get beautiful shots of everyone before the ceremony started, including some new family photos of Jon, Lainey and their two boys. The boys were so excited to be a part of their parents big day and they had so much energy and excitement awaiting the ceremony! The wedding party consisted of both friends and family, and they were all a joy to work with!
Following the ceremony it was back to Lainey's mom's home, who had the most gorgeous backyard garden. It was the perfect setting for family photos and the perfect spot to host all their friends and family for a night of celebrations. They had a tented reception in the yard with yummy catering, lots of dancing, lots of heartfelt speeches and some delicious margaritas! The music was provided by Rick Howell of Your Elite Celebrations - a DJ we love working with! The decor was beautiful and it was a lovely atmosphere. As the night grew dark, the bride and groom danced the night away along with their closest friends and family. We loved seeing all the love and support these two have and loved seeing them celebrate as a beautiful family of four!
Wishing Lainey and Jon best wishes and congratulations! We loved being a part of this special day!
wedding day peek - 1.5.19