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This past September, Katie, and Pete had a beautiful wedding at Cafe la Cave just north of the city. They had a traditional Assyrian wedding day filled with joy, celebration, and so much dancing! As a Chicago wedding photographer, it was so much fun to witness the cultural wedding traditions that they incorporated to stay true to their roots. Katie and Pete originally planned a large, 200+ person wedding. Instead of canceling or pushing their date out, they chose to downsize their guest list because getting married was the most important thing to them. I love that!
Their big day started at Katie’s parent’s house, where she had confetti poppers ready to celebrate. The photo of her popping confetti is one of my favorites! After Katie got into her beautiful lace gown, Pete’s family arrived at her home for the Assyrian tradition, “getting of the bride.” From there, the couple’s first look was at the lush Lord’s Park in Elgin. Pete was absolutely stunned when he saw Katie for the first time. I love the photo where his hand is covering his mouth, and he is just in awe at how beautiful his bride looks. Moments like these are so special to have captured to look back on!
Katie planned her gorgeous ceremony at Cafe La Cave. Covering the room was a beautiful all-white drapery, which gave such an intimate and romantic feel. Lining the aisle for Katie to walk down was beautiful candles, gold accents, and white florals. It was simply stunning. At the end of the night, Katie and her Dad planned the most incredible choreographed dance for their first dance. Guests were up on their feet cheering them on, and it was one of the best first dances I’ve ever seen! There was so much dancing at their wedding, and I loved getting to see how much fun their guests had in celebrating Katie and Pete.
Katie and Pete, it was so amazing working with you both! I adore your kindness and positivity! Your sweet family was so welcoming to me at your wedding at Cafe La Cave! I can’t wait to see what the future brings for you both! Wishing you all the best.
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