Let me just start by saying how Jessica and James are probably two of the sweetest people I have met. When I did their engagement photos this past winter, I realized how much love these two had for each other and this love was only exemplified on their wedding day.
Jessica and James promised to love one another forever and always in front their closest friends and family at the Hilton Orrington in Evanston. Their rings – a daily reminder of their love – were individually blessed by everyone in attendance as they were passed around during the ceremony … which is one of the cutest traditions I have yet to see. These two are quiet – they don’t say at lot aloud – but they show their love subtly … with the quick little glances and smiles. It is as if they had their own secret language.
Jessica + James – From the bottom of my heart, thank you for inviting me into your lives to document the beginning of the chapter of mr. and mrs. You are both truly special …. and I know that as husband and wife, you will have many wonderful years ahead. lots of love and xo. – Brittany
Jessica, a licensed cosmetologist, is my only bride to date who was actually touching up and styling her mom’s hair on her wedding day.
Hello … bombshell. Isn’t she right out of the pages of a bridal magazine?!
James is pretty laid-back and on his wedding day was no exception. He was so trusting on all of the photography decisions – and I loved that he remembered poses from our engagement session. ;)
Jessica and James opted to have a first look before their ceremony … and it was so special. I love when my couples opt for a first look because it allows them to have time to be emotional and alone when they see each other for the first time. Plus is makes for some pretty great photos!
I think every girl hopes their husband looks at them this way …
VENUE // Hilton Orrington Evanston | FLOWERS + CENTERPIECES // Anjeli Flowers | DJ // Calvin Cornel | CAKE // Bittersweet Pastry | DRESS // David’s Bridal | BRIDE’S SHOES // Nordstrom MAKEUP // LG Makeup Design | HAIR // Cassandra Ramirez | TUXES // Men’s Warehouse | BRIDESMAID DRESSES // David’s Bridal | PHOTOGRAPHY // Brittany Bekas Photography