On your Wedding day, you’ll get SO MANY photos of every detail, the ceremony, the afterparty, the rings… but, my absolute favorite time of the day are those Wedding Day Ready Moments, when those final touches are put in place and it’s just about time to walk down the aisle.
The emotions hang in the air, people are crying, laughing, partying, running around like madness to get everything in place. But in all of that, there are little moments that you can catch if you’re paying attention. Ones that show so much emotion in such little things.
These moments are SO PRICELESS! They are some of my favorites to capture, so I wanted to take some time to showcase my Top Ten Chicago Wedding Day Ready Moments! You’re not going to want to miss my number one… I hope you have tissues ready!
The veil was being put on, and this bride was a bundle of nerves, but she never let it show in her eyes! It was a hot summer day, and her wedding was absolutely GORGEOUS! You can see more of her Wedding Day here!
Seriously, guys. I ALWAYS tell my couples to PRACTICE THE POCKET SQUARE! Because it will FOR REAL be your man’s undoing on your Wedding Day! This made my Top Ten Chicago Wedding Day Ready Moments because the struggle…. I have seen it, and it makes me laugh EVERY time!
Can there be anything better than your mom and best friend lacing up your dress after postponing your wedding for YEARS? Every second was worth it for Halley and Nathan and their Beach House Wedding!
I will cry every single time a bride opens a gift right before her walk down the aisle from her future HUBBY! Nicole’s journal was so beautiful from Tyler, and the whole room was in tears!
Did you write your own vows? On paper? There’s nothing quite like a last second scribble when your phone is about to die five minutes before it’s aisle time!
This daddy was waiting for his gorgeous daughter at the front door of her hotel. I think I saw a few tears when she finally walked off the elevator, all dressed in white, ready to go become a Mrs!
Having a vow renewal is SO MUCH FUN Jessica and Leah renewed their vows in a public park in Richmond, VA, and got their hair and makeup done in a parking lot! It’s just to prove that you don’t need a fancy venue to have a beautiful day! Their Woodsy Vow Renewal is one of my favorite days to date!
Stephanie is my MOST memorable bride! I probably had more fun at her wedding than any other (Shhh! Don’t tell!) But, don’t be mistaken…. tossing back the champagne to get the nerves in check is NOTHING new to me! Just usually it’s mixed with Orange Juice, or in a glass…. but those are just unnecessary roadblocks!
Nicole and Tyler were my VERY FIRST wedding, and so I had to use it twice here. I still remember this moment, when Nicole’s mom saw her with all the finishing touches for the first time.
My NUMBER ONE Chicago Wedding Day Ready Moment is from Harry and Erin’s Summer Wedding at Kingsmill Resort. Her Grandma was the one who got to help her with her finishing details, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. There’s just something SO SWEET abut having such a special person in your life get you ready to walk into the rest of yours.
Hello lovely! I’m Jenn, Chicago and Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer and Toddler Mom! My goal in life is to drink coffee and take photos of people who love each other, and I can say that I am LIVING THE DREAM!
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