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Stacy and Jeff | Loft 310 Wedding

I’m only just a little late in posting this blog. Please forgive all of my lateness in getting blogs and edits done. As you all know now, we are expecting a little boy and he has given me a run for my money. The morning sickness is FINALLY GONE! And I have a full week of blogs ahead, and I can’t wait to finally be back on track and on schedule!
But enough about me, I want to reminisce about Stacy and Jeff’s beautiful wedding day at Loft 310. It was a PERFECT June day. Calm, sunshine, mild temps, and just so easy going. I met with Stacy and Jeff for the first time during their engagement session in Lincoln Park, Chicago. We had so much fun walking around and chatting about the plans for the day. And it got me so excited for their wedding. We chatted about how they met at work, they’re both teachers, how he proposed in Montreal on a trip they took, and how they just wanted their wedding to be fun but minimal.
And, oh did Loft 310 and Fond of Florals knock it out of the park with Stacy’s vision of white and green. Simple, clean, timeless, and so PERFECTLY “minimal”. All the details were so gorgeous, the place settings, the cake her Uncle made, the vines of greenery hanging from the ducts and all the gorgeous centerpieces. It was truly so fun to be a part of the day and to be able to capture their love effortlessly. So excited to share!


Photo: Cat Alkire Photography - Florals: Fond of Florals - Ceremony Venue: St. Catherine of Siena
Reception Venue: Loft 310 - Wedding Dress Designer: Casablanca Bridal - Purchased At: Becker’s Bridal

Caitlin and Nate | Notre Dame and St. Joe Farm Wedding | South Bend Wedding Photographer

I am so excited to share Caitlin and Nate’s Wedding Day photos with you! The week before their wedding was a whirlwind for sure, but I am so happy we were able to step in for another photographer, who had a totally scary family emergency and capture their wedding day for them. It was a perfect spring day, with sunshine, gorgeous blooms and planned to perfection.


Caitlin and Nate met while they were attending Notre Dame. Nate was actually the Notre Dame Leprechaun! Which, how cool is that? When they graduated, they knew they were have to somehow make a long distance relationship work. Caitlin is from California and Nate is from Massachusetts. They made it work for as long as they could until Caitlin decided to go to grad school in Boston and being closer to Nate was the perfect perk.


The day was full of families all from out of town, coming to South Bend to watch them commit to each other for the rest of their lives, in the place where they fell in love. It was absolutely a dream to see everyone surrounding them with such support and happiness. And the best part, Nate promised Caitlin a dog when they move to Vermont where Nate will start his residency! The perfect gift for a perfect day. Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Bombardier - have a blast in Costa Rica!!


Photo: Cat Alkire Photography
Florals: LB Floristry
Ceremony Venue: Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Reception Venue: St. Joe Farm
Planner: Simply Be So Events
Designed By: Stephanie Abbitt
Rentals: Aays Rentals
Band: Blue Water Kings
Videographers: Mohr Entertainment
Catering: Navarre Hospitality Group
Hair/Makeup: Nicholas J Salon
Dessert Bar: Kilwin’s
Wedding Dress: La Reine
Custom Suits: Indochino
Bridesmaids Dresses: The Dessy Group