Tony + Shannon – 06.24.2017

Getting Ready: Wedgewood Weddings North Shore at Midlane Country Club, Wadsworth, IL

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Wedgewood Weddings North Shore at Midlane Country Club, Wadsworth, IL

Hair: Jill Sorrentino of Kims’ Salon & Spa in Gurnee, IL

Flowers: Trellis Wedding Flowers and Debbie’s Floral Shoppe

Catering: Wedgewood Weddings North Shore

Cake: Lovin Oven Cakery

DJ & Photobooth: Memory Makers Entertainment 

Videography: Studio 27 Entertainment

Color Palette: Teal & Blush

To say we were excited is an understatement–opening up our e-mail to see an inquiry for a wedding in the Chicagoland area of Illinois was a welcome surprise. We had done a small handful of out-of-state weddings, but this would be our first in the Midwest. How in the world did they find us? The groom, Tony, was a subscriber to Jason’s YouTube channel, Fotofied, that Jason and our friend, Tim, have been running off and on for the past couple years. Tony had been tasked with looking for a wedding photographer, and we are so glad he reached out to us.

While everyone back home got stuck with a sweltering heat wave that weekend, the weather was actually mild for the Great Lakes region this time of year, not unlike a typical 70-something sunny day back in the Seattle area.  Tony and Shannon opened their home to us, fed us, and were very hospitable. We also had the pleasure of meeting their close friends and family at their wedding rehearsal dinner, the night before the wedding.

The wedding was beautiful. Shannon walked down the aisle to a song Tony had written and recorded, just for her, and the ringbearer rolled down the aisle in a cherry-red remote-control car.