OHHHHH I’ve been SO excited to show you this wedding πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Meet Tiffany and Larry… they’re awesome, you’re about to see why. πŸ™‚

I ADORED these bridesmaids!

It’s only natural that Tiffany LOVES all things Tiffany πŸ˜€ duhtown…

Larry, you’re handsome πŸ™‚

I’ve been DYING to shoot a red+purple wedding. Tiffany emailed me soon after booking and asked… “We’re having a hard time coming up with good colors that go with purple… do you have any ideas?” So… wedding planner Bobbi put together an inspiration board… and badaboom badabing… PURPLE+RED! πŸ˜€ Thanks Tiffany for asking and trusting my opinion πŸ™‚


Their ceremony was awesome. πŸ˜€ We don’t shoot many outdoor ceremonies anymore… not sure why… but if I had my way, all ceremonies would be outside πŸ™‚ BTW, on this note.. if you are planning an outdoor ceremony, get in touch with your photographer about when and where (in relation to the sun) your ceremony should take place based on the sun (so that one person isn’t standing in direct light while the other person is in the shade) πŸ˜€

Another BMFB = bobbi+mike fearless bride! πŸ˜€ Again, NO dresses were harmed in the making of this image. How flipping CUTE are these two?!!?!

OH Tiffany… I’m not mad that you’re a hot tamale. Seriously so gorgeous… it’s overwhelming… My favorite ❓

Reception time!

Tiffany’s dad is one in a million. I’m a huge huge HUGE fan! Mike’s favorite ❓


WOWZA That garter must have been placed REALLY high! πŸ˜‰



utica, ill.

hair | Erin Broks
makeup | Mary Yu
florist | Celidan Creations
videographer | Steve Buller
ceremony & reception venue | Starved Rock Lodge
dj | Sounds About Entertainment
cake | Joyce Shevokas, Starved Rock Lodge
dress | Essence of Australia
bridesmaid dresses | Jim Hjelm




their songs

bridal party introductions | β€œLet’s Get it Started” –Black Eyed Peas
bride & groom introduction | β€œMy Name is Jonas” –Weezer
first dance | β€œI Will Follow you Into the Dark” –Death Cab for Cutie
| β€œYour Song” –Elton John
mother/son | β€œWhat a Wonderful World” –Louis Armstrong
cake cutting | β€œ(If You’re Wondering I want You to) I want you to” –Weezer



What was the most memorable moment of your day?
tiffany: do I have to pick? Probably when snot was running down my nose when I first held larrys hand at the end of the aisle πŸ™‚ .
larry: hearing “Yellow” by Coldplay and seeing Tiffany for the first time.

What was your favorite detail?
The flowers were just stunning.

Any advice for future bride/grooms?
tiffany: enjoy every moment… It’ll be over before you know it.Β  You’ll find that the things that don’t go right are some of the best (and funniest) memories.
larry: choose Bobbi and Mike. Will make life easier.

Funniest memory from your wedding day?
tiffany: my bridesmaid Joanna sprinting to the ceremony in high heels to ask Larry to turn the other way so he wouldn’t see me.
larry: At 8 pm when open bar resumed, entire tables flocking to the bar. And Tom’s speech.

If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
Nope, not a thing πŸ™‚

What was your favorite wedding purchase?
Bobbi and Mike <3

Where did you go on your honeymoon?
2 weeks in Europe – so amazing!


Someone suggested we do a “Full on Double Rainbow” photo… I interpreted that is busting out my biggest smile. πŸ˜€


our favorites: 1) getting to know Tiffany the morning of the wedding πŸ˜€ That was the first time I’d met her! She’s so sweet and feisty… my two favorite attributes! πŸ˜€ 2) Watching the bridesmaids lace up the dress… πŸ™‚ Joanna took this job VERY seriously! πŸ˜€ 3) Photographing the groomsmen, SUCH a funny group! 4) watching a bridesmaid run in heels to make sure that Larry didn’t see Tiffany… that girl can runnnnn! 5) Right before she walked down the aisle her dad didn’t say much… but greeted her with a kiss on the cheek and had the biggest smile on his face! 6) Tiffany was so emotional during the ceremony that she kept avoiding eye contact with Larry because she was on the verge of some serious tears… she was SO cute! 7) This was the first wedding we photo’d with our new vehicle. We loaded Tiffany and Larry into the back seat and took them to a little photo spot nearby we found that morning… it’s SO great not being limited to the immediate walking area by having a vehicle that our brides can easily get in and out of! Alone bride and groom photo time is always the best πŸ™‚ 8. Watching the parents be introduced… the dads were dancing there way in πŸ˜€ 9) Speaking of dads… the father/daughter dance was perfect in every way. 10) the unboxed photobooth!!!!! 11) their final dance with all of the guests circled around them… it really is the best way to end a reception πŸ˜€

Thank you thank you thank YOU for EVERYTHING!!!!!!!

Much love! πŸ˜€

~bobbi+mike ❗ + ❓


I don’t know why… but this photo cracks me up! I look very intense… I wonder what I was saying!? BTW, I look IDENTICAL to my dad in this photo… Well… minus the red hair πŸ™‚

❗ + ❓