Wedding Venue

Lauren + Nick | City View Loft Wedding

It was an incredibly beautiful and snowy day in Chicago for Lauren and Nick's stunning Chicago wedding. From the weather to their endless smiles, I couldn't get over how much joy there was! I think smiles are incredibly underrated. I love when a couple can't have serious faces because they are just so filled with laughter and joy from looking at each other! It's just so beautiful to see.

It's so refreshing to second shoot in between my own clients' weddings. (And not just because it's super fun and enjoyable to work with friends!) When you second shoot, you get to spend more time with the groom, usually, and I always gain so much appreciation for them. Some grooms party beforehand, some need their alone time, some are pumped for the day, and others are incredibly emotional or solemn. I really love being able to document the groom's side. Now I make it a point, even in my own weddings, to document the bride and groom equally, because it's just as special a day for him as it is for her. 

I captured this wedding day alongside my sweet and talented friend Alisha, from ATS Photography, and we couldn't have enjoyed ourselves (or danced) more!  

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Working with Alisha + Eric was so much fun!

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Venue City View Loft // Getting Ready Location VRBO // Video Eric Floberg // Hair Emily Grisso // Dress Sarah Seven // Suit Sarar 

Amanda + David Wed | Chicago , IL

I started the day shooting David getting ready at their Wicker Park flat (which is the best neighborhood, and I'm not just biased because it's my neighborhood too! Well, maybe I am.) Their vibrant personalities were scattered all over their two-story loft. Then I captured their first look alongside my friend and lead photographer Kat, from DeependImagery.

We wandered around some industrial areas of Chicago before heading to the venue, which is a renovated warehouse itself. Prairie Productions was the perfect blank slate wedding venue for these two lovely individuals! It's now a stunning, naturally lit space that just makes you want to shoot there over and over again. It's probably one of my favorite venues in Chicago. 

Needless to say, Amanda and David's night ended with the most lively dancing and tons of joy! That is always one of my favorite ways to end a wedding day. Celebrating love with those that you love! Cheers to another beautiful wedding in my lovely city!

And more Chicago wedding blog posts coming soon!!

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A Highland Bride | Scotland, UK

        Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

( These are the kinds of individuals, artists, brides and humans I want to work with, and just live life with. )

 

Featured today on - Mrs. P & P Wedding Blog

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You can't beat pure joy, even when it's so cold out!

I can't get enough of shooting the unique details of a wedding day.


Location // It's a secret says the building owner, but I'll give you a hint...it's in Arrochar. 

Planner + Stylist Fin Flükra (Catrina Duthie) // Website  Facebook  Instagram  Pinterest

Wedding Photography Melody Joy Co. // Website Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Pinterest

Floristry Posies & Pots // Website  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram

Headpieces + Jewellery Susan Dick Jewellery // Website  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Pinterest

Hair + Makeup Bonnie Brides //  Facebook  Instagram

Model // Natalie Leask

All of the Joy | Dallas, TX

Laurena and Peter's romantic wedding was full of so much joy and never ending smiles. Even my cheeks hurt from smiling so much at the end of the day. I wouldn't change a thing about this beautiful couple or their memorable day in their stunning ceremony and reception venues in downtown Dallas, Texas. 

Below are a few of my personal favorite moments from the day. Whether it's the eye contact, the unplanned contagious laughter, or a small precious unseen moment...authentic candids will always be my favorites from a wedding day.

So blessed by you and your precious families, Lauren and Peter. Praying blessings over you and your first year of marriage, plus the many more years you still have to come! 

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Wedding Coordinator -  Experience Specialist, Reception - Nasher Sculpture Center, Wedding Filmmakers - Northmark Films, Second shooter - Christina Elmore

Endless Elegance | Garden City, New York

I love how Kelly and Jordan not only showed endless elegance, but as you scroll through the images from their beautiful day, you will see joy, laughter and endless amounts of fun on the dance floor.

Such a joy to know you both, Kelly and Jordan.  

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A Cottage Wedding | Argyll, Scotland

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venue Lunga House  |  florist The Flower Shop  |  dress Flossy + Dossy  |  hair/makeup LeeAnne Fraser  |  wedding planner + stylist Fin Flükra (Catrina Duthie) // Website  Facebook  Instagram  Pinterest

Anna + Russell | Vinewood Plantation

I thoroughly loved shooting at Vinewood Plantation alongside my talented and sweet friend, Noi Tran. Anna and Russell were the kindest and one of the most loving couples I have ever had the pleasure to photograph on a wedding day. The weather entailed a light mist throughout the entire day. It was endlessly stunning and incredibly serene. I couldn't think of a better way to describe this day than a dream.

Blessings to Anna and Russell on your beautiful future together. Sincerely, Melody

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Images above: My photography | Film Photography: Noi Tran Photography | Venue: Vinewood Plantation | Coordination/Design/Florals: Amy Osaba Events (Mary McLeod & Ashley Killen) | Hair & Makeup: Bombshell Creations | Cake: Southern Sweets Bakery | Caterer: Elegant Expressions (Lori Conley) | Reception Band/DJ: Complete Music | Dress: The White Magnolia (Bridal Collection)

 

Tori + Zach | Little River Farms

Sometimes the little details just speak for themselves. I absolutely loved shooting Tori + Zach's beautiful day alongside my talented and rad friend, Sterling. This lovely wedding was just North of Atlanta, GA and had all of the southern and sophisticated charm to go with it. Little River Farms is such a beautiful venue! This day was perfect, the weather was perfect and Tori and Zach were perfectly in love! 

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Photography Above Melody Joy Co. | Venue Little River Farms