Prepare yourselves, because this precious ring bearer is going to completely melt your heart, and that’s just the start. Then there’s the beautiful Bride’s sister-in-law flower girl and the donation to Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research in honor of the Groom’s late mother in lieu of favors—not to mention all the pretty pink details. See it all from Elizabeth Nord Photography in THE VAULT!
From Elizabeth Nord Photography… Jenna and Zach met and started dating in college at Millikin University a little over 5 years ago. Zach proposed to Jenna at a Chicago restaurant called The Grand Lux and then took her to a Luke Bryan concert at Soldier Field.
Jenna’s dress was a gorgeous mixture of tulle, satin, and a beaded belt which she accented with a gold hair piece and gold/nude heels. The blue bracelet that she wore was a present from a family friend that was given to her at her confirmation many years before as a child. Jenna and Zach’s dog is like their baby so he was in a few of the photos, naturally! The bridesmaids dresses were pink which went perfectly with the bridesmaids gifts Jenna gave them. They were given earrings, a bracelet, and purse all Kate Spade! She’s a girl after my own heart. Jenna’s flower girl was soon-to-be forty year old Ericka who is Jenna’s sister’s sister in law. The ring bearer is Kian, Jenna’s nephew. His little bow tie and suspenders are to die for.
Jenna gave Zach a watch as a wedding present and Jenna received a beautiful set of bracelets. Their portraits were taken at St. James Farm, a nearby forest preserve.
Their outdoor ceremony was held at the Stonebridge Country Club overlooking the golf course and a beautiful bridge. They gave their guests colorful etched sunglasses with their names and wedding date on them. At the end of the ceremony, the ring bearer rolled down the aisle in a red motorized car that dragged Coca Cola cans behind it. Zach’s mother died from cancer a few years ago, so they can a special sign and photo of her on their entrance table. Instead of the traditional mother-son dance, Zach danced with his aunt who he is very close to. They chose to highlight their parents wedding day by framing each of one of their wedding photos. The reception was decorated with pink hydrangea centerpieces, gold and ivory tablecloths, and a framed piece of paper that said that in leu of a traditional favor, they donated money to The Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research in honor of Zach’s mom who passed away. Zach has been told by many people that he is a Ben Affleck look-a-like.
Photography: Elizabeth Nord Photography | Cinematography: Mirar Productions | Floral Design: Amy Garza | Wedding Dress: Bridal Boutique Of Naperville | Cake: Karin Heglund | Hair: Bridget And Betsy Ward | DJ: Sounds Abound Entertainment | Groomsmen Attire: Mens Wearhouse | Venue: Stonebridge Country Club