Real Weddings

{03.05.11} Sarah & George
I LOVE this couple!  This Bride and Groom are so fun and carefree.  They had one BIG wedding with a large Bridal Party and we pulled it off with a lot of creativity, laughter, and a fabulous venue!

The Grooms Cake

{Robin & Alex}
One of my sorority sisters from Ball State University....absolutely stunning!  Such a beautiful women inside and out!  Congratulations Robin!


Photos by White Lotus Studio

{06.27.10} Brian & Cionne

Take a look at this fantastic wedding that took place this past summer! I was lucky to be a part of this celebration!  You could tell throughout the entire ceremony and reception that the Bride and Groom along with their whole family, and it was a big family.... had waited for this day for a long time and they were all thrilled to be there.  Before saying their "I Do's", the couple had been together 10 yrs!!! So it was amazing to see them looking at each other like little kids with butterflies in their stomach who were falling in love for the first time.  Both Bride and Groom are from a Jewish family, so there was indeed a Chupah, the "Ketubbah" was read, the groom smashed a glass, and the singing and dancing continued late into the night.  Ultimately, I didn't only get to witness the marriage of such a beautiful couple, but I got a lesson in the Jewish culture as well.  One word that sums it all up = FUN!!!!

The ceremony took place on a beautiful day outside at MAKRAY Memorial Golf Club in Barrington, IL. 

The guest were handed wedding programs that served as fans, which also held additional information regarding the Jewish wedding ceremony rituals. There were also rose petals placed at the end of each aisle to throw at the bride and groom during the reccecional.
Photo by Bryan Swisher Photography

Elegant olive green and gold with natural elements were used throughout the reception.  This gave the celebration  a very formal yet inviting feel 

photo by Brian Swisher Photography
And of course......"The Hora" (wedding guests hoist the bride and groom high above the crowd on chairs to the sounds of "Hava Nagila". Friends and family dance around in a big circle as the elevated couple brace themselves and for a potential fall.