Gaslite Manor Banquets Wedding in Aurora, IL: Jessica & Jake

I first met Jessica & Jake when their son was 6 months old. He was so bald and chunky! Throughout the last 5 years, I've gotten to see and document some their adventures and some of their families' as well. I'm very honored to call them friends. Wedding day finally came this January. They got ready at a hotel nearby and had a first look in the lobby. We then headed towards Gaslite Manor Banquets in Aurora.

The ceremony was very much family centered. They chose a sand ceremony but with a twist. Each grandparent and parent poured sand before they did. It symbolized the strong base they will continue building upon. The reception followed, it was a sea of royal blue! My favorite part was the dance with Jessica and her father. They started out with a slow song and then turned it up with some sweet moves. Oh, and I got to kidnap them for a few night photos and our first attempt at smoke bombs, it turned out awesome. Congratulations you two, I love you so much! Thanks to Krista for helping me capture such  fabulous day!