River Forest Country Club Wedding with Nicki and Matt

 Nicki and Matt celebrating their December marriage at River Forest Country Club in Elmhurst IL

Hello! I’ve got another fabulous wedding for you guys today! The gorgeous couple consists of Nicki and Matt, two people that anyone would love to know. The two of them met when Nicki was babysitting and Matt was doing work on the house. Two years later the question popped up!

River Forest Country Club

Their wedding day was truly special. Starting from the bride home where we met the bridesmaids and the special family pet- Lexi we were trill how well everything was planned.

The bride’s dress was seriously gorgeous, too. And I’m not just saying that! She bought it from David’s Bridal. This is what  Nicki remembers: ” I put it on in the dressing room and didn’t even want to go out in it. The person helping told me to wait. She threw a belt on it and it changed it completely.”Bride and her dog. Bride's father was deceased. wedding rings Bride putting the ear rings. Bride bouquet and shoes. Maid of honor helping the bride.

We had a lot of fun taking wedding pictures, as well. They decided to not see each other until Nicki was walking down the aisle.Groom walking down the aisle. Church singer. kids at wedding. First look. Sacred Heart Church in Melrose Place. wedding during christmas time. Kissing the bride. Sacred Heart Church

The wedding ceremony was at Sacred Heart Church on 15th Avenue and Iowa Street, Melrose Park, IL, the reception was at River Forest Country Club on 15W468 Grand Ave, Elmhurst, IL and was catered by River Forest Country Club.

 The photo session during the sunset took place also at the River Forest Country Club. Okay, let’s get to the pictures!Posing with the dog. Bride and groom kissing. wedding troley. Sunset on the wedding day. Frozen lake and wedding photos. sunset photo sunset light Niki Galvin and Matt Lombardo.

The reception started with the grand entrance and cake cutting followed by the dinner with speeches.

They danced to their first song Die A Happy Man by Thomas Rhett which was played by DJ Mark Curcio, JR .

We’ve asked the bride few questions and here are the answers:

What advice would you offer to other couples planning a wedding? 

 -Stay calm. It will all work out. It’s one day and it will be perfect. 

What photography-related advice would you offer to a couple?

-Like who you are working with. It will make it all much easier.

Any tips on what to bring?

-Shout wipes for the dress after pictures for the reception.

What was the first song you danced to as husband and wife? Father-daughter dance? Mother-son dance?

 First Dance – Die A Happy Man by Thomas Rhett

Mother/Son – Count on Me

Father/Daughter – Butterfly Kisses. Danced with cousin in memory of father A big thank you goes out to these awesome companies that helped make Nicki and Matt’s day so special.

Hair and Makeup: Hair to Stay Salon in Villa Park, IL 

Cake Maker: The Italian Bakery

DJ: Mark Curcio, JR

Caterer: River Forest Country Club

Florist: Quasthoff’s for real

Limo Service: Hudson Group – The Trolley Car and Bus Co. 

Videography: Martin Events

Photography: H Photography

Matt and Nicki were such a delight to work with and I wish them many wonderful years to come.

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Lovely images, you captured the emotion of the day perfectly!

  2. Lovely moments! The ones at the sunset are lovely!

  3. Great images. That ring shoot was stunning.

  4. Such a good job with Off Camera Flash!!! These are awesome!!

  5. Congratulations Nicki and Matt!! These photos are amazing!!

  6. Truly amazing work! keep it up!

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