It was an absolute pleasure to have the opportunity to work with JP & Jennifer on their beautiful wedding day. From the very beginning of their day this couple’s love for each other, for adventure, and for life was evident. JP and Jenny’s laid back personalities combined with their awesome bridal party and their great families made this a spectacular day.
JP and Jenny have been together for five years. They have a zest for life that is evident in all of their travels and adventures. They love to raft, camp, ski, hike, and enjoy anything outdoors! They actually went to the same high school, but didn’t date or even talk while in high school. It wasn’t until college that these two were introduced through a mutual friend. The rest is history.
The priest at Saint Rita’s Catholic Church did a superb job at tying JP and Jenny’s story into their wedding ceremony. A main theme in his homily was silence. In an age where we must always be connected, we often forget to be silent. Great things and relationships often come out of silence. JP and Jenny’s relationship started with “silence” in high school, but through God’s timing they were brought together. From start to finish their ceremony was a testimony to their love and the awesome friends and family that surround them.
Following their ceremony was a cute “bubble” send off outside of the church.
Although rain was in the forecast, it held off and we were able to meet and get some gorgeous pictures at the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens in Rockford. The landscaping and setting was absolutely perfect for such a beautiful couple and wedding party. Photos with the bride and groom have to be one of our favorite times of the day! It is our opportunity to really bond with them, and capture their love for each other in timeless photos! JP and Jenny were so relaxed and really were naturals in front of the camera. Jenny’s dress from Bliss Bridal was so stunning to capture.
JP and Jenny’s elegant reception took place at the Radisson Hotel ballroom. The decorations and lighting in the ballroom were absolutely stunning! We loved everything, from the little details on the tables to the soft light from the elegant chandeliers. It was evident that this couple missed no detail when planning this elegant affair. We know Jenny’s dad, Bob, personally through Danielle’s work, and it was so wonderful to see him truly happy for his daughter that evening. His father of bride speech has got to be one of our favorites to date.
Again, it was an immense pleasure to capture JP and Jenny’s wonderful wedding. They are so much fun, and we wish them the best as they continue to pursue more awesome adventures in life and marriage!
Ceremony Venue: Saint Rita's Catholic Church
Bridal Party Photos: Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens
Reception Venue: Radisson Hotel
Wedding Dress & Veil: Bliss Bridal
Bridal Hair & Makeup: Red Stone Spa
Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal
Groom’s Tux: Men's Warehouse
Groomsmen Tuxes: Men's Warehouse
DJ & Lighting: Luxe Productions
Flowers: Flowers & Balloons By Haley
Cake: Sugar Jones
Transportation: Rockford Limo
Officiant: Fr. Evans