Katie and Jon were married on a gorgeous summer day in Elgin, Illinois. From the moment I met Katie & Jon, I immediately felt like an old friend, they are so warm and caring and each detail of their day was intentional. Their venue, The Haight, was the perfect venue for these two. Elegant without losing that cool city vibe. The outdoor patio was so much fun on the cool summer evening, and I’m still dreaming about all those pretty market lights! They also opted to not do a traditional wedding cake and instead had an ice cream cart serve their guests, what a fun treat for a summer wedding!
Bridesmaid/Planner Safia did a wonderful job making sure the day ran smoothly and each detail was perfectly put together. It’s hard running double duty, but she made sure to be on top of each part of the day and planned a beautiful celebration that was true to the wonderful couple that Jon and Katie are.
When the wind picked up when we planned to go outside for bridesmaid’s photos, we opted instead to shoot in the gorgeous getting ready space the Haight just opened, that mirror and those walls – it was like it was made for Katie’s day!
I have so many favorite parts of Jon & Katie’s day. Katie shared a very emotional first look with her dad, I don’t think there was a dry eye in the room. Jon also surprised me with his amazing dance moves!
Katie & Jon, it has been such a joy getting to know you both over this past year. Cheer’s to your new marriage!
Venue: The Haight
Coordinator: Safia Ziani
Officiant: Rev Jim Rehnberg
Florist: Flowers for Dreams
Reception DJ: Backthird Entertainment
Hair & Makeup Stylist: Total Bridal Image
Bride’s Dress: Diana’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Magnolia Bridal
Menswear: Emanuele Tuxedo Shop
Film Processing: The FIND Lab
Second Photographer – Amy Erickson