WE know YOU know that we love to splash big beautiful color images across the pages of Style Me Pretty. But we also know that sometimes ~ black and white rules! And from the moment we saw these images from David Wittig Photography ~ well, you’ll see …

Are you in love with David Wittig Photography ??

I’m serious … it just gets better and better …

Awesome … in every way, shape and form of the word!

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We often ask our brides if they are glad that they had a “first look” session.
Here’s what Terese had to say …

Because we planned from the beginning to have a late evening wedding, there was really no other option than to see each other and take photos before the ceremony. Our photographers set it up so that I was standing at the end of a long, tree-lined path and Ed walked up from behind. I was nervous and giddy until the moment I felt him kiss me on the shoulder and put his hand on my arm. Looking back, I can’t imagine not having this time alone with Ed to relax and smooch a little before the real craziness of the day began.

Afterward, we spent some time taking photos along Lake Michigan. Our hotel was also along the lakeshore and at one point we looked up at the top of the hotel and saw our moms and the bridesmaids looking down at us and waving. I couldn’t have planned the moment more perfectly if I had tried!

Our ceremony location was any easy decision. Once we decided that we’d get married in a church, I knew it would be Holy Name Cathedral. Not only is it a stunning cathedral in the heart of the city, but it’s also in the neighborhood where Ed and I live, so it’s the church we attend together.

After the ceremony, we were standing in the back of the church as our guests filed out. I hadn’t seen my grandpa yet and suddenly he appeared and wrapped me in the biggest hug. Through tears, he couldn’t stop telling me how happy he was for Ed and me. Dave and Nancy discreetly captured this moment and I am so grateful to have these photos.

We’ll have the “rest of the story” and more spectacular images from David Wittig and Nancy Beale in just a bit…

If you’re anxious to see more ~ David & Nancy have posted the entire day in all it’s glory in a slideshow on their blog {here}.

It will totally blow you away!

Photography: David Wittig Photography
Church: Holy Name Cathedral
Reception: Chicago Illuminating Company
Flowers and Event Design: Kehoe Designs
Coordination: LOLA Events
Video: I Do Films
DJ: Cage and Aquarium
Catering: Food for Thought

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