From our first phone call I could tell what a cool laid back couple Clancy and Patrick were. They came all the way from Washington D.C. back home to have their wedding in the St.Charles area. They met during graduate school at Georgetown University and have been together ever since.
The day of their wedding we had an awful thunderstorm, things were so dark but I had a feeling that everything would clear up in time for their first look and sure enough it did. A little rain on your wedding is good luck they say. Their first look was so sweet, I think Patrick almost had some tears in his eyes when he saw Clancy who looked stunning. Her dress had this gorgeous pink tone to it, ever so subtle but just breathtaking.
Next we headed to the wedding at St. Patricks, The church was so filled with all of their family and friends who had traveled from near and far to be with them on their day. After the said the "I do's" We headed back to Creek Bend Nature Center, part of LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve so they could enjoy their cocktail hour and of course their big party. What a gorgeous setting for a wedding! Once the dancing started it seemed everyone was on the dance floor, the flower girl was dancing up a storm way into the night a long with Clancy's Grandma Lois. One of my favorite parts was when the "Call Me Maybe" song came on, Patrick was on that song singing it and dancing to it in the middle of all their friends.
After all that I snuck the two out of the reception for a few minutes to take a final nighttime shot which also allowed them to have a few minutes together just to reflect on the whole day. As a couple I see how their personalities really compliment each other and I just wish them well in this new chapter of their lives together. Congratulations Clancy and Patrick!
Wedding Planner-Two Sisters Events
Reception-Creek Bend Nature Center
Church-St. Patricks Parish
Second Photographer-Laura Manzano