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!
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.”
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.
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!
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
sydney27 Dec 2017
Lovely images, you captured the emotion of the day perfectly!
Chio Garcia27 Dec 2017
Lovely moments! The ones at the sunset are lovely!
lana palmer27 Dec 2017
Great images. That ring shoot was stunning.
Angela27 Dec 2017
Such a good job with Off Camera Flash!!! These are awesome!!
Gonzalo Verdeja30 Dec 2017
Congratulations Nicki and Matt!! These photos are amazing!!
Christy10 Jan 2018
Truly amazing work! keep it up!