I think the saying “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade” is one that Caitlin and Matthias saw come into fruition. Though it wasn’t the day they had originally envisioned, their classy River Forest Country Club wedding was intimate and perfect on so many different levels. They knew they wanted to get married this year and that is exactly what they did!
This was such a special moment to witness between Caitlin and her mother. It always seems like it starts getting “real” as soon as the bride gets into her wedding gown.
The mother of the groom gave Caitlin this beautiful handkerchief with the initial “M” on it. I love little special details like these!
A little post-first look bubbly! What better way to celebrate?
After a few portraits, Caitlin did a first reveal with her father, another very special moment to see unfold.
Caitlin’s parents have been married for 40 years and Matthias’ parents have been married for 31, so these two definitely have some incredible role models to look up to when it comes to having a long, successful and happy marriage.
After the ceremony, we snuck away for a few “Just Married Husband and Wife Portraits”. Caitlin’s veil was what photographer dreams are made of. That baby FLEW!
Photography: Ashley Dahl Photography
Venue: River Forest Country Club
Hair and Makeup: Lueur Beauti
Cake/Cupcakes: Molly’s Cupcakes
DJ: Toast and Jam
Wedding Dress: Weddings 826
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Tux: The Black Tux
Officiant: Kelly with Liz Rae Weddings