My favorite detail of this wedding has to be the bride's attire. Kelsi made her own wedding dress which completely blows me away ... isn't it beyond gooorgeous? At first glance, I thought it was from J. Crew's bridal line. I also adore her shorter cocktail number that she found at Nordstrom for later in the evening - perfectly flirty and festive. Enjoy the photos and scroll down for more details ...
So classic and delightfully polished! Thanks so much to Miranda and Adam, of Reminisce Studio photography, for sending these photos over!
Here's a bit about the wedding from the photographers' viewpoints:
Kelsi & Tyson’s wedding was so relaxed and fun ... They did the First Look option and all of their photos (and even a champagne toast) prior to the ceremony so that afterwards, they could go right into celebrating with everyone. They had a plentiful hors d’oeuvre and cocktail “hour” that blended into dinner- delicious station options. It was so fluid and open … guests could eat, mingle, sit at a table or booth or hang out at the bar. There was no designated time for guests to be seated or served cake and coffee, leaving it very relaxed and social.
Their location (Bacchus Restaurant in the historic Cudahy Tower) lent itself perfectly to providing spacious rooms for getting ready, a beautiful conservatory-like space for their ceremony and dancing, and of course the entire restaurant and bar for eating, drinking and mingling … not to mention photo ops everywhere, which we especially loved :) This came in handy since it was super cold out that day, so we did all of the photos inside the restaurant! It was also a destination wedding for them and most of their guests, as they’re both from Woodstock IL, went to college in Iowa, and currently live in Portland.
Tyson was blown away by his beautiful bride during their First Look. Kelsi actually made her own dress … and then scrapped it to start fresh just weeks before the wedding! She did an amazing job and in a very short amount of time!. And to the most important part of their day … their ceremony. One of their best friends married them. It was short and sweet, personal, and so touching ... we love the pure emotion in their photos!
Ceremony, Reception & Caterer: Bacchus, a Bartolotta Restaurant
Wedding Dress: Bride made it
Bride's Cocktail Dress: purchased from Nordstrom
Cake: Eat Cake!
DJ: Sound by DesignFlorist: Impressions by Esther Fleming
Photography: Reminisce Studio