I love when spring is here…
I love when wedding season begins…
because each year my amazement for the power of love is renewed.
I get to watch from the very beginning the start of a family and a glimpse of what they will become.
I love to see how a groom will take as many pictures as the bride wants because he knows how important it is to her.
I watch as he places his hand on her back to guide her as they walk, or carries her dress to keep it from getting ruined.
I also watch as the bride looks to him with all the confidence in the world that he is there for her and when she looks up at him she knows everything will be just fine.
I love when the father and the mother cry….
because I know one day I will be there watching my children get married to the people that fill their hearts….
They have created something special…
their child is grown and starting adventures and a family of their own and it is so very tender.
Erik and Rachel got married this April and have now officially begun their life together..
Their wedding receptions was held at Maggiano’s restaurant in Oakbrook, Illinois.
I don’t think the food could have been any more delicious! Rachel is the sister of one of my brides from two years ago so I felt right at home knowing how much I already loved being around this family.
These are just a few of my favorite images from the day! I loved everything about it! Rachel was stunning and Erik was dignified!