Ahhh!!!! I cannot WAIT for you to meet today’s couple! Micki and Steve are just the sweetest! Not only are they amazing, they have the CUTEST pup who was part of their wedding and I truly think you will audibly “oooh and ahhh” when you see him. Not to mention, Micki’s dress is one-of-a-kind. Literally. It was created for her by her favorite dress designer and it fit her perfectly. Seriously guys, it was the most beautiful day!
Micki and Steve first met at a party their mutual friend, Carrie, was hosting along the Chicago Pride Parade route. Though they talked and hit it off, they didn’t exchange numbers. What followed was several years of running into each other here and there, but never making formal plans to meet up. Until the fall of 2014 when they finally made official plans, and had their first date at a beer arcade. From that moment on, they knew they were meant to be together. The first years they’ve spent together have included creating a home together, and adopting their adorable pup Gizmo. Both of them were so excited and emotional about their wedding day. As Micki says, she’s not one to show her emotions, but her smile throughout the entire day said it all! These two really are a perfect compliment to each other and we feel so lucky we were there to capture these sweet moments for them.
Micki and Steve have a lot of very close friends so their wedding party was a rather large one. It was evident from all of them how much they love and support Micki and Steve. They were a great group that knew how to have fun, but also knew how to just be there and fully support the couple they were there to stand up for.
Because Carrie was the one that brought Micki and Steve together when they met the first time, they thought it was only fitting to ask her to officiate their wedding. Their ceremony was heartfelt and filled with happy tears as they exchanged handwritten vows and as Carrie told their love story.
It really was the most perfect day for this perfect pair. Micki and Steve, we are beyond grateful that you chose us to photograph your day. We hope you cherish these images throughout your lives together and that they always spark happy memories.
We especially want to give a shout out to the vendors that made their day possible:
Ceremony Venue: Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa, Galena IL
Reception Venue: Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa, Galena IL
Photography: UnPosed Photography, Galena IL
Florist: HandPick’d Floral Design, Galena IL
Hair and Hair Stylists: Studio One Green Spa and Salon, Galena IL
Bridal Gown: Amsale, New York
Bridesmaids Attire: All purchased from a variety of locations including Amsale, Jenny Yoo, Bhldn, and David’s Bridal
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Entertainment: Guys On the Radio, Spring Valley IL
Cake: Wedding Day Bakery, Galena IL