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Elegant & Whimsical Summer Wedding | Kristina & Jeff


Full of greenery, silver accents, and a mix-matched palette of blues and greys, Kristina and Jeff’s summer wedding was a beautiful blend of elegant and whimsical! And I’m so excited to share highlights from their day!

Prepping for the day

Kristina and her bridesmaids got ready in the bridal suite at Villa Cesare. We had such lovely window light so I was one happy photographer 🙂 Kristina was so thoughtful with her details, incorporating some very classy extra elements like velvet ring boxes, ribbon, and silver trays from her grandmother. She also did a beautiful job maintaining a consistent color palette, with those varying shades of blue and green, crisp whites, and accents of silver with just the right amount of bling!

Her Hayley Paige gown was full of layers and texture and fit her like a dream! I loved her classic updo, her delicate drop earrings, and her sparkly belt.

Jeff and his guys prepped for the day at a nearby hotel. Jeff had a perfect classic look with a dark grey suit and black accents in his watch and cufflinks. Perfect for an elegant summer wedding!

A sweet ceremony at St. Maria Goretti

The couple exchanged vows at St. Maria Goretti Church in front of family and friends. After their sweet ceremony and exit it was time for portraits!

Portraits at Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve

We chose Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve as our portrait location. It had rained all week so we were a bit limited in how far we could venture in, but it didn’t matter at all because the views at the front of the preserve were perfection! It was the perfection rustic, natural backdrop for their whimsical color palette.

The bridesmaids pulled off the mix and match trend perfectly, with varying shades of blues and greys along with different textures and styles. I loved each and every dress! The bouquets were a beautiful mix of greenery, classic white flowers and a little pop of peach. Such an elegant color palette!

After photos with the group, we focused on the bride and groom. I absolutely love how Kristina and Jeff interact together, sharing sweet smiles and making each other laugh along the way! They couldn’t have looked more perfect!

Classic white and green reception with a sparkler send off

The reception was held at Villa Cesare and was decorated in a classic palette of crisp whites and greenery with accents of silver throughout. Kristina and Jeff had such a lovely crowd of guests and I had so much fun watching them spend time with their loved ones. Both of them were so excited to have their families all together!

The night ended in a fitting way with a beautiful sparkler exit! So much joy from the new couple!

Kristina and Jeff, it was such a pleasure being a part of your story! It was truly a beautiful day and I wish you both nothing but happiness in your new journey! xoxo

Vendor Love

Ceremony Venue: St. Maria Goretti Church

Reception Venue: Villa Cesare

Dress: Hayley Paige

Shoes: Kate Spade

Bridesmaids Dresses: Amazon (silver sequin), Adrianna Papell (grey), David’s Bridal (navy), RenzRags (light blue), Azazie (medium blue)

Suits: Louie’s Tux Shop

Hair & Makeup: Windy City Glam

Florals: Kathy’s Florist

Invitations: Vista Print

Cake: Tasty Treats Bakery

DJ: A Sound Decision

Second Shooter: Hazel & Skye

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  1. Jessica Lumpkin

    June 26th, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Absolutely gorgeous work and what a happy couple!

  2. nicole jansma

    June 26th, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Thank you so much! They were the sweetest!

  3. Alex Collier

    June 26th, 2019 at 9:44 am

    Such a gorgeous wedding! Beautiful work!

  4. nicole jansma

    June 26th, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Thank you so much!!!

  5. Deb G

    June 28th, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    What wonderful photos!!! They really capture the spirit and love of this couple❤️

  6. nicole jansma

    July 1st, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Thank you so much!!