This romantic and whimsical Cafe Brauer wedding started with me meeting Meagan and Drew at Indie Wed. I don’t know what it is about that event, but it has, over and over, led me to some of my favorite couples – all incredibly fun and kind. I always view my mission as trying to capture the essence of each couple, and Meagan and Drew are at their core, an incredibly *fun* couple. These two had a blast all day and you could tell they were just so excited to get married. Meagan wore this incredible tulle confection—a beautifully whimsical dress. However, it was one of the windiest days of the year (and it is often windy) and it was incredibly amusing for us to watch the dress behave, or misbehave, as the case may have been!  They also introduced me to the concept of the wonderfully fun “second grade portrait,” for which I will always be grateful. 🙂

Along with their great energy and attitudes, they also managed to have one of the prettiest weddings of the year. They were married at the peak of fall at Meagan’s home church in Western Springs, where her dad directs their wonderful music program. After that we returned to the city for a reception at Cafe Brauer, and with its location in the heart of Lincoln Park, it was a gorgeous setting for this autumn day. We were rushing to get back to the city in rush hour, and as the light was quickly dwindling, I became nervous that we’d run out of sunlight, but the fates intervened and we were instead met with one of the most beautiful sunsets of the year. I also haven’t been sharing many bouquets this year but had to post some from this wedding, designed by Stems just so gorgeous!

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