New Year's Eve weddings are one of our favorites, and this year was so perfectly elegant and beautiful at the Chicago Athletic Association. We know the professional photos will be available soon, but here are a few peeks. Jayne Weddings styled the evening perfectly, with creamy winter colors and lots of glow. The gunni eucalyptus has the perfect coloring, the roses are so rich and lovely. Overall, this was the best way for us to end 2016 and ring in the new year.
Leanne & Gordon just can't be any cuter!!
Styling this shoot was so fun because it was kept so simple. We just wanted L & G to glow, which clearly they did! Add a plateful of *delicious* sweets, adorable cross stitch from our dear friend Alexia, and a taxidermy deer head, well.., nothing says Valentine's Day like that!
~~~Alexia's cross stitch are just so dear!!! We have a few available at Fleur, and she will customize them as well. I gave Davey a trio for Christmas and they actually brought tears to his eyes!! Which, of course, caused me to well up.
You can see even more photos on Elizabeth Anne Designs, one of my most favorite wedding blogs!!
All of these photos were taking my husband & wife team, Eric & Jessie from Simply Jessie . I can't rave about this duo enough. Aside from being incredibly talented photographers they are truly wonderful people and I feel beyond fortunate to call them my friends. I love our time spent together sipping coffee or beer, planning new projects and texting cats photos back and forth.
I first fell in love with their images when I saw this amazing Secret Wedding shoot. It felt so personal and so full of warmth. Their photos really draw out physical emotion from me (I can't help it, I am such a romantic!). We've worked together on some great projects such as Susan & Robert's engagement shoot and have some really fantastic things planned for the future. Thank you, Eric & Jessie for being so much fun to work with and such wonderful friends!!!
Valentine's Day is under a week away. We're going to have a lot of beautiful blooms around.
I hope you're staying warm today!!