Sweet, beautiful, intimate, fun, and most importantly, full of joy. That was Cassie and Drew’s wedding. The two of them have a long history– they dated in high school in Reno but then college and careers took them their separate ways. At a serendipitous joint birthday party for Drew and his dad three years ago, they were re-united. Cassie moved from NYC to Chicago to be with Drew and they got engaged a year ago.

Cassie & Drew’s long history made it easy for their family and friends (who all know each other) to share toasts filled with cute and comical anecdotes about their lives together. It also made the wedding feel like it was a family reunion– one big happy family having the time of their lives as they celebrated a long awaited wedding!

The day was filled with the kind of moments that make me love what I do– Cassie’s dad tearing up when he saw her in her dress for the first time; Drew and his groomsmen cracking up during the wedding party photos; the crowd not being able to stop laughing when, in repeating her vows, Cassie couldn’t help replacing the ‘for richer or for poorer,’ with ‘for richer or for richer,’; the two mom’s dancing together and giggling the whole way through; and Cassie and Drew being lifted into the air by the crowd during the last dance of the night.

Cassie and Drew, so happy for you two! Thank you for choosing me to be document your big day– I loved being a part of it!