Wendy and Kelly were married on a gloriously sun filled day at Lighthouse Restaurant in Cedar Lake. The outdoor wedding took place on the balcony facing the lake as friends and family looked on.
Our day started with warm and tender love between the couple as they opened each other's gifts as well as handed out presents to their moms. I knew happy tears were going to fall during the first look. There was no doubt!
Wendy's mom assisted with her dress in the wonderful bridal suite as the light and airy wedding flowers hung from above. Soon it was time for our emotional first look out on the sun filled pier in the back of Lighthouse Restaurant.
I positioned Kelly toward the middle of the pier and photographed Wendy's long walk toward her. Second photographer Kerrie captured another angle from the side as videographer John Zale of Chicago Wedding Films captured action and sound.
The words "I Love You" were first spoken by Wendy and Kelly on the beach near Lighthouse Restaurant. We strolled around this same area, including the very bench they sat while dating. The original love note was redrawn in the sand as Wendy and Kelly kissed in the background.
A huge thank you to the wedding party for enduring the hot sun beating upon them as we took photos. This group was certainly there for the couple on their big day!!
The balcony for the ceremony was quite packed and with two photographers and one videographer we were somewhat limited in movement. So I want to give a big shout out to the wonderful lady who gave up her seat in the center to allow me to capture Wendy and Kelly's nuptials from an ideal location. I lost track of her after the ceremony, so now is my chance to thank her.
The beach theme continued with the decor at the reception as we hung the rings from a fishing lure. Dancing was off the charts as the sun went down. Oh, and the food was delicious too!!
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