Lisa and Tim have been together since they were in high school so their wedding day was a day they had been looking forward to for a long time. Their families and friends were so excited to celebrate their marriage with them! Though the fall around here was hit and miss with the rain, the weather for Lisa and Tim’s wedding day turned out to be absolutely perfect and their colors of blue and pink popped against the lush greenery of Eagle Ridge.
Lisa and her girls started their day getting ready in one of the conference rooms in the downstairs of Eagle Ridge’s lodge. Her stylist from Chicago came in to do their hair and she had two amazing women from Mary Kay come over to do their makeup. They had an all-star team and the girls all looked incredible throughout the day!
Meanwhile Tim and his guys got ready at a rental home nearby. Tim got each of his guys Top Gun themed shirts that were so fun!
Lisa and Tim had their first look in one of the prettiest fields on the Eagle Ridge property. Though it’s a little hard to get to, it’s such a picturesque location. And Tim’s huge smile when he first saw Lisa was too perfect!!!
In one of the first conversations we had with Tim and Lisa, they said they wanted to climb the top of the levy so they could get photos with the lake in the background from an angle that not many other people would have. It’s a trek to get there, but they were total rockstars and made the trip with ease! I love that every moment they were together throughout the day, they smiled and laughed, and looked at each other with a massive amount of love.
Doesn’t Lisa look absolutely stunning in that dress? And those flowers were gorgeous!
Next, we met up with the wedding party so that we could do all of their photos before the ceremony as well. We have had some of the most fun wedding parties this year and it has made our jobs so easy and caused us to laugh hysterically every wedding day! These guys and gals kept trying to outdo each other with the amount of craziness they could pull off and it was so funny!!!
Then it was time for the ceremony. Because their officiant is someone they have known for so long, Lisa and Tim’s ceremony was heartfelt and sweet. It was an ideal mix of emotional with a touch of funny to keep everyone from crying too many happy tears.
After the ceremony we took advantage of the beautiful sun to grab a couple more photos with Lisa and Tim before they enjoyed their cocktail hour and reception. These are some of our favorite photos from their day!!!!
The cocktail hour and reception were filled with love and fun and laughter and all things that make the most incredible wedding party. There was excessive dancing, some zany hat wearing, and some losing of shirts along the way. The one thing all can agree on is that it was a lot of fun!
We ended the night with a couple of out of the box night photos that seemed to really fit them well. These were amazingly fun to create!!!
Lisa and Tim, thank you for asking us to join you to be part of your wedding day, and all of the planning that went into it. We loved getting to know you, your families, and your friends. We wish you the most amazing life together!!!
Thank you to the people that helped make their day possible:
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa, Galena IL / Wedding Coordinator: Megan with Eagle Ridge / Photography: UnPosed Photography, Galena IL / Florist: Garden Party Florist, Galena IL / Hair: Roland Rodriguez and Kris Geerts of Nelson Salon Group, Palatine IL /Bridal Gown: Wolsfelt’s Bridal, Aurora IL / Bridesmaids Attire: Wolsfelt’s Bridal, Aurora IL / Groom & Groomsmen Attire: I Do Bridal, Galena IL / Entertainment: The After Party, Holy Cross IA / Invitations: Ink and Paper Design, Stockton IL / Cake: Candle Ready Cakes, Dubuque IA / Popcorn: Great American Popcorn Company, Galena IL / Officiant: Dr. Rev. Jack Skiles