Erica + Peter | Married

Yay! First wedding of 2013! I was presently surprised when Jenelle of Jenelle Kappe Photography emailed mid-March and said she needed a second shooter for a wedding happening in a little over a week! Schedule wise, I wasn’t due to start second shooting until April, so I was so excited to get my creativity flowing after a long winter off.

This was also my first time shooting a wedding in the Chicago area. I’m from central Illinois and I come to Chicago a lot, but coming up to shoot a wedding was such a great experience. Very fast pace, but so worth it! The wedding that Peter and Erica designed was circus themed and it came out so beautiful. Check it out for yourself and be sure to like Melanie Anderson Photography on Facebook for the latest updates!

Fact: if you have a child under the age of 3 at your wedding, I will take too many pictures of him/her.

Especially if he is dressed like the groomsmen, complete with bow tie!

On to the local mall where carousel pictures are in order!

Peter and Erica chose to have their first look at Olympic theater in Cicero. Didn’t it turn out just stunning? All of the red and the stage matched their theme so well!

Someone please note Oliver (the baby) hitching a ride in the Baby Bjorn.

On to the church to get married! St. Rita of Cascia Parish in southwest Chicago.

Look at these little cuties on the left!!

And the parents of the groom on the right:). Love that mom’s dress went right along with the theme!

The ring bearer’s pillow

This church is so beautiful. I love the way that the stain glass windows photograph in the background!

Peter and Erica dedicated an entire table outside their reception to old pictures of past family members’ weddings. I love this! It is such an easy way to continue the wedding theme, but also pay tribute to your parents’ and/or grandparents’ marriages!
YAY! Photo booths! I see these a lot at weddings now. What do you think? Yes or no at your wedding??
Clearly, the best groom’s cake EVER! I love Back to the Future and they personalized it with their own dates! So cute.

 

 

Perfect! Love them!

Perfect! Love them!

Brian Brakebill

Great work Melanie. The photo of the iphone photo of the child is so good. Some of the others just blew me away.

Brian Brakebill

Great work Melanie. The photo of the iphone photo of the child is so good. Some of the others just blew me away.

Karen

Love the photos but I your font is nearly impossible to read!

Karen

Love the photos but I your font is nearly impossible to read!

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