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A Luxurious Wedding at Armour House

February 13, 2024




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Nestled in the romantic ambiance of the historic Armour House, Keri and TJ celebrated their love in a stunning wedding on August 19th. Their journey together, which began in high school, culminated in a day filled with elegance, joy, and cherished moments. We are honored to share more about this luxurious wedding at Armour House.

From High School Sweethearts to Forever

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Keri and TJ’s love story began on a warm summer day at Centennial Beach in downtown Naperville. Despite attending the same high school, it took a chance encounter at the beach for their paths to intertwine. From their first date at Chipotle, where they bonded over their love for burritos, to TJ’s heartfelt proposal overlooking the city skyline, every milestone in their relationship deepened their bond.

Their journey wasn’t without challenges, as they navigated the ups and downs of a long-distance relationship during college. Despite attending different universities, they remained committed to each other, visiting each other often and creating unforgettable memories together. Their shared experiences, including studying abroad in Italy. It further strengthened their connection and laid the foundation for a lifetime of love and partnership.

A Dream Come True

For Keri, finding the perfect wedding gown was a journey in itself. She never had an elaborate Pinterest board or scrapbook filled with wedding ideas. She had a vision of a dress that took her breath away. Her vision came to fruition with the help of her best friend. The moment she laid eyes on the dress, she knew it was the one. It embodyied the timeless elegance she envisioned for her wedding day.

A Dreamy Italian Villa Inspired Wedding

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The couple was inspired by their shared love for Italy and its romantic charm. Keri and TJ envisioned their wedding day to exude the dreamy atmosphere of an Italian villa. The Armour House, with its lush grounds and historic charm, provided the perfect backdrop for their celebration. Soft hues of pink and green, complemented by elegant touches, created an ambiance of timeless romance.

From the intimate first look, where the couple shared a private moment before the festivities began, to the joyous walk down the aisle as husband and wife, every moment of the day was filled with love and emotion. Their vows, exchanged amidst the backdrop of the sprawling gardens, echoed their commitment to each other and their shared journey ahead.

Advice for Future Couples

Reflecting on their wedding day, Keri and TJ offer valuable advice to future couples embarking on their journey:

  1. Prioritize Photography: Choose a photographer whose style resonates with you and captures the essence of your special day. Your wedding photos will serve as cherished memories for years to come, so invest in a photographer who understands your vision.
  2. Do a Trial Session: Take the time to do a trial session with your photographer before the wedding day. It will help you feel more comfortable in front of the camera and ensure that you capture authentic moments that reflect your love story.
  3. Plan Your Shots: Consider the specific moments and combinations of people you want to capture on your wedding day. From candid moments with loved ones to intimate portraits, planning ahead will ensure that you don’t miss any important memories.
  4. Don’t Forget the Details: In the midst of wedding planning, it’s easy to overlook the smaller details. Remember to capture the special touches that make your wedding unique, from the intricate details of your dress to the sentimental items that hold meaning for you and your partner.

Keri and TJ’s wedding was not just a celebration of love but also a testament to the strength of their bond and the joy found in sharing life’s moments together. As they embark on this new chapter, their love story continues to inspire all who know them, reminding us that true love knows no distance and that the journey is just as beautiful as the destination.

We Would Love to be Your Chicago Wedding Photographer

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It would be an honor to become a part of your wedding team. We create that timeless keepsake of your big day you’ll love forever. Myself and my team of wedding photographers at videographers at Lauren Ashley Studios will go above and beyond to capture the atmosphere of your special occasion, and share it with passion and authenticity.

We welcome you to browse our portfolio of wedding photographyvideography. If you would like any information about our investments please click here. If you’re looking for a wedding photographer or have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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  1. Wow, just stumbled upon your blog post about the wedding in Chicago and I’m blown away! Your photos captured the essence of the day so beautifully. Every shot seems to tell a story, and the love and joy in the air are palpable.

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