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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

Kila and Nick | Chicago Engagement Session

Okay - where do I even start with this blog post?! I have known Kila for at least 6 years now. I used to work part time with her mom at a tax office (I’m not naming names today). And we met through that! We traveled to many Vera Bradley shows in Fort Wayne and kept in touch. I got to photograph her gorgeous bestie’s wedding this past September (Shout out Ashley and Jordan!) And when Kila got engaged in November, she called me the very next day! We talked all about Nick’s proposal - talked about my available dates and venues that I loved in the Kalamazoo are since they both went to Western Michigan. Of course I said “LOFT 310!!!” and was just so excited for them and honored to get to capture their wedding day!

Their engagement session was so much fun. We walked around a foggy, semi drizzly Chicago and it made for some seriously beautiful photos at North Avenue Beach. We talked about their day, the vendors that they have booked and it got me even more excited to photograph their wedding day. Not only because I will get to work with some amazing vendors (shoutout to my girl Leah at LB Floristry) at an amazing venue, but I get to spend the day with these two and their families, capturing the most perfect day. I am so excited to share their engagement session with you (sorry it took so long…) and can’t wait for April when they become Mr. and Mrs. Elliott!!