All the right stuff. What a day in the park with Samantha and Joseph. The two exchanged nuptials on a classic fall day. What made the wedding so much fun was that their timeline was well thought out and allowed ample time for all of the days activities.
The scene at the Wang residence was controlled and excited chaos. Fun to photograph all the women and Dad scrambling to get ready while they were laughing and sipping on champagne or mimosas.
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This was the classic case of I don’t want him to see me until I walk down the aisle. However, their day allowed for an ample amount of time to create beautiful photographs at Cantigny estates. Let’s back up and examine the timeline. The ceremony was at 2:30-quite early and dictated by the church. As guest made their way to the country club we made a beeline for contacting me. Cantigny is a public park that was formerly the estate of Robert R. McCormick a WWII war hero and the man who made the Chicago Tribune a world-class paper. Cantigny has a military museum as well as beautiful formal gardens and a three mile nature trail.
The bride and groom decided they wanted to share a special moment together and be sure that they got a chance to take a breather from all their friends and family. They decided to dine alone as the rest of the guests at the wedding enjoy cocktails and passed appetizers.
Sam and Joey reconvened with their bridal party after they finished their dinner and quickly practiced their first dance outside in the parking lot away from their guests, giggling and laughing,enjoying each other’s two left feet. The grand entrance commenced for the bridal party and then Sam and Joey were announced. The Bride and Groom took their place at their sweetheart table and Joey’s aunt said grace.
So here is the beauty of Sam and Joey’s private sequestered dinner… for the entire dinner service the bride and groom were able to visit all of their guests at the table in a very relaxed and unhurried pace.
Speeches by Joeys two brothers were very entertaining and very embarrassing to Joey. The entire room was engaged and had a good time.
Then it was time for Samantha side of the family to say a few words. Persister was very sweet and had a short but effective heartfelt toast.
Then it was time for dad and he did not disappoint. He started rambling and you had no idea where this was going but it all came around and he gave a very insightful look into the family dynamic of the Wang household.
I really think it’s important to speak from the heart and put a decent amount of effort into a speech if you’re called upon to make a speech.
Going on and on about something that’s not funny can really bring the energy of a room down. I know I’m in the biz and hear a lot of speeches but I’ve heard the same speech over and over. Please don’t go to the Internet and download the top 10 toasts for a really boring wedding.com. Granted that public speaking is easy for some and not at all for others. Some people are naturally gregarious and funny, but sweet and from the heart works well. Just don’t blubber or go on too long. Please! don’t go over four minutes. You can defiantly see when an effort has been made to toast the bride and groom properly.
This wedding’s personality was very similar to Sam and Joey themselves. It only makes sense. They’re calm happy love to enjoy life. The wedding was similar in that there was no real drama or misunderstandings. People getting together and celebrating the love and union of two really cool people. It was my pleasure and privilege to provide a meaningful wedding photography experience that will allow them to relive the memories of their wedding day.