Stephanie & E.J. are Married!!

On October 23, 2011 Stephanie Sparks & EJ Farrell were married!!  What a gorgeous day it turned out to be!!  Stephanie and E.J. are such a great couple and their wedding was a joy to be a part of!

I started off with getting ready shots at the hotel with the girls and my talented second shooter, Ernst Jacobsen, met up with the guys at E.J.’s parent’s house.  The girls were watching “Bridesmaids” when I came in which made for a fun morning!  All the girls were getting their hair and makeup done and having a great time.  Stephanie’s dad, Dick, started to tear up when he first saw her in her dress which I thought was so sweet!

After that we all headed over to the gorgeous Montefiori in Lemont.  Stephanie & E.J. decided to do a first look on the bridge before the ceremony.  E.J. was thrilled to see Stephanie for the first time in her lovely dress.  His eyes just lit up when he first laid eyes on here! Then we took some time to get some beautiful pictures of the two of them on the grounds.  Montifiori has such great picturesque places that make for stunning wedding photos!

The ceremony took place outside (which I love).  It was a wonderful ceremony filled with laughter and some tears!  They couldn’t have asked for better weather for an outdoor ceremony and I’m so happy for them.  After that we took some formal family photos at the ceremony site and then headed inside for the cocktail and reception.

The reception décor was so cool with blue and white orbs hanging from the ceiling and I loved the flowers on their cake.  Such rich fall colors!!  Love Love!!  After the cake cutting, first dance and entertaining toasts the guest enjoyed dinner and dancing all night long.  There were tons of people out on the dance floor which I love and the band, Georgia Frances Orchestra was amazing!!

It was a wonderful day for two wonderful people!!  Stephanie & E.J. thank you for entrusting me to capture your beautiful wedding day.  I wish you all the love and happiness two people can handle!  Here are some of my favorites of the day.  Enjoy!!

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