Jen and Steve were married on May 7, 2012 at the Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. A rainy, overcast Monday in the Chicago suburbs provided a lush background for outdoor photos, while ensuring the bride and groom a little luck on their wedding day. A Monday wedding, you wonder? Jen and Steve have an interesting story.
Steve, a Chicago native, went to the University of Hawaii, where he met Jen. They fell in love, and Steve proposed to Jen on the picturesque Waikiki Beach. How’s that for a picture perfect proposal, ladies?! Jen decided to move back to Chicago with Steve to attend nursing school after college. They decided to hold the wedding the Monday after Jen graduated, so her family could attend both events in one trip from Hawaii.
Jen found me online in August 2011, and we did their engagement photos in downtown Chicago. With photo locations like the Chicago Theatre, the Chicago River, and Oak Street Beach, we got to mix the cityscape with Jen’s beloved beachy ‘home’.
While the girls were getting their makeup done before the wedding, Jen found out that Steve forgot the music (his only task, besides picking out his tux of course). Instead of panicking, Jen shrugged and cracked “Well, he can’t be upset with my music choice then!” and selected Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’ to walk down the aisle to.
A small wedding, the intimate setting really resonated the love of the couple. The food was fantastic, and Jen gave out customized chocolate-covered fortune cookies — with ‘Aloha’ in icing — as wedding favors. Even though I had recently made the move to North Texas, I was delighted to come back for Jen and Steve’s wedding.
To see the entire gallery, click here!