Natalie & Tony's Wedding at The Highland Loft | Elgin, IL | Kane County

Natalie & Tony were married at The Highland Loft on October 22, 2022. The bride and groom had terra cotta and neutral tones that complimented their fall wedding like a charm, and the weather was still nice enough in the Chicago suburbs to take most of the portraits outdoors on a slight chilly Friday afternoon.

In my first meeting, Tony made it clear he wanted to enjoy his wedding, cocktail, and reception. He wasn't into being photographed, and I promised him from day one, he would get what he wanted. Natalie and I went to work to put together a wedding day timeline that would work to meet his expectations, and it went off without a hitch. They both did a first look with their mom and dad, then a bride & groom first look. We completed all of the bridal party and couple's portraits before they ever said, "I do." After the ceremony, we did a handful of important extended family photos, and they were on their way to celebrate cocktail hour with friends and family. Mission accomplished in my book, and the night even ended with a very sweet and sincere "thank you" from Tony for making his wishes happen. She got all the photos she wanted, and he got to truly enjoy their wedding day without so many formalities.

Flowers provided by Jen with Blooms Over the Moon. Wedding attire by Bridal Boys, Groom, and The Black Tux. Hair and makeup by So Beautiful Bridal, Kiss This Makeup and Barmore Beauty. Food and staffing were catered by Your Day Your Way Events and Catering, and as always, Chris with the Highland Preferred team didn't disappoint!