Illinois Beach Resort Wedding: Shannon & Stephen

A couple kisses in the wind at an Illinois Beach Resort wedding

I’m excited to share some favorites from Shannon and Stephen’s Illinois Beach Resort wedding. The both love the outdoors, camping and hiking and wanted a wedding venue that would reflect some of their favorite places. It was my first time working there and I was so impressed from the start. It’s a hidden gem just outside of Chicago. Right along the Lake Michigan coast, it has tons of greenery and beautiful walking paths that make a perfect wedding backdrop.

I was a little nervous when I arrived because it was one of the windiest wedding days I’ve ever had. Luckily the two were up for an adventure and embraced the weather throughout the day. You can’t plan for everything and it was so great to have such an easy going couple to work with!

We started with their first look and I was immediately struck but how deeply in love with each other they were. They were so sweet and at ease in front of the camera which made for some great moments during our portrait session.

They are both very expressive and their ceremony was full of emotion. When they are together, everything is big, including their smiles and tearful vows. I especially loved the moments with their parents walking them down the aisle.

Daniel from Toast & Jam really brought the party and everyone was on the dance floor for most of the night! Congrats you two! Thanks for having me be a part of your day!

A couple shares a first look together at an Illinois Beach Resort wedding
Couple Kissing At Illinois Beach Restore
A couple walks along the beach together at an Illinois Beach Resort wedding
A couple shares a moment together along Lake Michigan at an Illinois Beach Resort wedding
A couple shares a hug together along Lake Michigan at an Illinois Beach Resort wedding
A couple looks out onto the water during an Illinois Beach Resort wedding
A couple laughs and kisses each other during an Illinois Beach Resort wedding.
A groom walks down the aisle with his parents at an Illinois Beach Resort wedding
A bride walks down the aisle with her parents at an Illinois Beach Resort wedding
A bride hugs her mother at an Illinois Beach Resort wedding
A bride hugs her father during an Illinois Beach Resort wedding ceremony.
A groom smiles at his bride during an Illinois Beach Resort wedding ceremony.
View of a ceremony at an Illinois Beach Resort wedding
A bride smiles at her groom during an Illinois Beach Resort wedding
Guests watch a ceremony at an Illinois Beach Resort wedding
Guests react to a ceremony during an Illinois Beach Resort wedding
A bride smiles at her groom during an Illinois Beach Resort wedding
Guests watch a couple exchange their vows at an Illinois Beach Resort wedding
A bride and groom exchange their vows during an Illinois Beach Resort wedding
A bride and groom laugh together during Illinois Beach Resort wedding ceremony
A bride reacts to her groom's vows during an Illinois Beach Resort wedding ceremony
A groom reacts to his bride's vows during an Illinois Beach Resort wedding
A bride and groom exchange rings during an Illinois Beach Resort wedding
A couple reacts after exchanging their vows during an Illinois Beach Resort wedding ceremony
A couple shares a kiss after their ceremony at an Illinois Beach Resort wedding
A couple laughs before their cake cutting at an Illinois Beach Resort wedding
A couple shares their first dance at an Illinois Beach Resort wedding
Couple Hugging Each Other At Illinois Beach Restore
A bride shares a first dance with her father at an Illinois Beach Resort wedding
A groom shares a first dance with his mother at an Illinois Beach Resort wedding
A bride hugs her mother during their first dance at an Illinois Beach Resort wedding
A groom shares a dance with his father at an Illinois Beach Resort wedding
Guests dance with the bride at an Illinois Beach Resort wedding reception.
Guests dance together at an Illinois Beach Resort wedding reception
Guests dance together at an Illinois Beach Resort wedding reception
Guests dance with the bride and groom at an Illinois Beach Resort wedding

Thanks to all of the great vendors that made this Illinois Beach Resort wedding so great!

Flowers: Bride’s Mom!

DJ: Daniel Musisi with Toast & Jam

Venue: Illinois Beach Resort and Conference Center

March 8, 2019

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