First things first, have you ever seen such a beautiful venue?! Not only were the beautiful Fall colors on full display, the building, both inside and out, was truly breathtaking. Inside there were so many gorgeous rooms to work with. Honestly, we were in heaven. There were floor to ceiling windows, ornate details, and every room was so dreamy. It’s no surprise that Marissa and Josh chose this venue. After many changed plans, they gathered their closest family and shared their vows. One thing we loved about their day in particular was you could really tell that it was centered all around their love. Marissa and Josh were the perfect example of what this day is truly all about. While we love and enjoy the big wedding celebrations (let’s be real, both of us had elaborate receptions too), we couldn’t keep smiles off of our faces seeing that Marissa and Josh didn’t need more than just their love for each other to celebrate. This would have been easy for anyone to see because they couldn’t stop smiling and were both so excited their day was finally here. We know how much work goes into planning any wedding day, so huge props to Marissa because she planned and designed all her decor, such as the flowers and tablescape. If you can’t tell, we were in love with all her details! As if that wasn’t enough, she surprised her new husband and guests with a second dress. She looked beautiful all day long and Josh couldn’t keep his eyes off of her. We adore their love for each other and can’t wait to see what the future holds for them! 

Dress: Martina Liana Bridal from Here Comes The Bride Bridal Boutique 

Hair & Makeup: Hairandlashesbykaedi

Venue: The Armour House Mansion in Lake Forest, IL