Kathleen and Tyson’s wedding images, sent to us by two of our favorite Little Black Book photographers,  Jeffrey and Julia Woods, elicit such a sense of tranquility deep inside … it’s obvious from beginning to end that the Woods have an innate instinct for capturing not just the obvious beauty surrounding a wedding, but the most subtle nuances that completely define the essence of the day as well.

Photography by Jeff & Julia Woods

From the lovely bride, Kathleen …

Tyson and I met at a mutual friend’s birthday party in Chicago. I went to the University of Wisconsin- Madison and Tyson went to the University of Illinois as did a lot of my high school friends, so we know a lot of the same people. The bizarre part was that one of our friends, Brittney, introduced Tyson to me as my “future husband” and then introduced me to Tyson as his “future wife”. It was awkward but funny and obviously, we had no idea that would actually happen!

Photography by Jeff & Julia Woods

Red was the chosen color for our wedding. We chose February because that is the month we met and we didn’t want a super lengthy engagement. We really wanted a completely romantic feel so we went with red and black. The red theme was carried throughout the 9 month engagement which was really fun. The engagement party had a red Asian theme and the showers and rehearsal dinner also went with the red idea. I thought it was fun to wear red in some way for all of the events too. There was no shortage of red…flowers, purses, bridesmaid dresses (in which all of the girls were stunning), red lighting, red drinks, red cake, red draping, red candles…even the Country Club staff wore red tuxedo shirts. It was just a blast to have fun with the color!

Photography by Jeff & Julia Woods

More of the story to come!

In the meantime, we really wish you would look back at another of Jeff and Julia Woods’ weddings featured on The Little Black Book Blog …

Ashley and Andrew also celebrated their wedding at The Peoria Country Club. This wedding feature was one of our more popular weddings on the LBBB. {Click Here} to see Ashley & Andrew’s wedding.