These two cuties met at law school, and as photographer Heather Cook Elliott noted, you may think that predicts a serious nature between them – and you’d be so wrong. Laughter and smiles spill out of every one of Cook’s photos from their summer celebration planned by Lola Event Productions. And with Toast & Jam behind the music, it was a good time from start to finish – join me in the VAULT to see it all!
From Heather Cook Elliott Photography… Jessie and Austin met in law school, a start to their story that suggests they might be a rather serious couple when in fact the opposite is true. They are fun and funny and manage to make being incredibly stylish look really easy. I think their wedding style says a lot about who they are in their everyday lives and they are the kind of people I love to photograph: they approached their wedding with a sort of no-fuss attitude mixed with boho charm made elegant by the fact they they are, well, really put together people (they are lawyers, after all.) Lake Geneva held up it’s end of the deal too, offering their combined out-of-state and Wisconsin friends and families a delightful place to relax and unwind on a late summer weekend. I love that they married lakeside at the classic Lake Geneva resort that is The Abbey, and followed the “I do’s” up with the first of two cocktail hours (2!) before heading to the stunningly beautiful Yerkes Observatory (and a University of Chicago institution) for bridal party fun. Then the always lovely Riviera Ballroom played host to cocktail hour number 2 and dinner plus a riotous dance party made possible by Chicago area favorite Toast & Jam. And finally I love that Jessie and Austin enjoyed every second of it – enjoyed the tiny moments together and the big moments in front of everyone, the heartfelt hugs and the rousing toasts – every second of everything.
Photography: Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Event Planning: LOLA Event Productions | Floral Design: Frontier Flowers - Fontana | Wedding Dress: Robert Bullock | Cake: Lakeland Bakery | Ceremony Venue: The Abbey Resort and Spa | Reception Venue: Yerke's Observatory | Reception Venue: The Riviera Ballroom | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew | Makeup: Sonia Roselli | Hair + Makeup: Mobile Makeup | DJ: Toast and Jam | Band: Gabriel's Horns | Groom's Attire: Formally Modern Tuxedo | Transportation: DMI Limousine | Paper Goods: Chena Design | Rentals: Lakes Area Rental