What a perfect way to get back into the blogging sphere! This lovely intimate wedding at the Morton Arboretum was absolutely perfect. Tim and Kate’s special day was not just about the gorgeous dress or the pretty flowers (although they were so beautiful), this wedding was about all about family….it was about Kate and Tim, their three kids, two sets of parents, two sets of in-laws, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews! Nearly 1/3 of the total 38 guests were kids and there were giggles and laughter all through out the day (with a few tears too 🙂 ). Set against the beautiful backdrop of the arboretum, this was a beautiful intimate ceremony celebrating two families coming together.
My heart is so full for these two and their brood of three as they start their life together. Congratulations to Tim and Kate.
Kate was so easy going and calm through out the ceremony. Her only request to me was to capture happy candid moments of Tim, her, the kids and their families. As she was getting ready, we found a beautiful pocket of light in the hallway and that where we took happy photos of the happy girls! Kate’s daughter made the cutest ballerina/flower girl and Tim’s boys were such dapper groomsmen! Kate was unapologetic of her tan lines (I frankly did not even notice it) – she said it was proof that she was having fun this summer with her kids! 🙂 🙂
Morton Arboretum is such a beautiful space. We found gorgeous pockets of light everywhere for a quick portrait of the dashing and dapper looking boys 🙂
The ceremony was held outdoors on the lawn – a small intimate space perfect for this wedding! – the bride and groom’s sisters read a few beautiful pieces and so did Kate and Tim. I don’t think there was a single dry eye in the crowd!
Lunch was an equally intimate affair with five tables of
guests family. Kate and Tim toasted their all of their family, something I had never seen before and the fact that each of the five tables had some part of the two of them was so profound!
After lunch, we explored the grounds of Morton Arboretum for some portraits of the couple. Kate and Tim needed no direction what so ever, photographing them was such a breeze – the way they look into each others eyes as if this now and here was exactly how it was meant to be!
Congratulations to Tim and Kate and wishing them a wonderful and happy life together with their kids and family…these two deserve everything good and happy from this day forth! <3