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The Armour House, Lake Forest Academy | Lake Forest wedding planning | Chicago photographer | Kate & Eric


This was my first time working at the  The Armour House and I was truly blown away. It’s  breathtakingly beautiful, inside and out.  Everything took place there which made for a more laid back wedding day.

The bouquets and boutonnieres were made by Fleur .

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Jim Hjelm Blush collection.

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Groomsmen grey suits

The bridesmaid dresses were from Target.

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Kate had her hair down for the first look and the pre-ceremony photos,  she then went to a classy up-do and a veil for the ceremony.

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 Priority DJ

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One day I hope to be a cool Grandma like this…dancing with a beer in each hand! Loved her!!

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 Video booth, the LAUGHING BOX

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The first time in my career I’ve witnessed a Pastor jump in the photo-booth with the Bride and Groom 😀

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 Oberweis will bring ice cream to your wedding! What a great alternative to cake.

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 From the Bride…

‘The Armour House was elegant and over prepared. They did everything to make our day seamless and so very memorable. Dean was just spectacular.

Our DJ Jim Butkus (Priority DJ)came highly recommended and was worthy every penny!
We skipped the cake and went for an ice cream truck. We love Oberweis because of how much it reminds me of my grandpa (and because it’s just so good!) We even got his favorite flavor Butter pecan on the menu.  We got to keep all the left overs……
We got the bridesmaid dresses from Target for a steal and the groomsmen and groom went to Formally Modern Tuxedo
in Lincoln park.
My dress was from the Jim Hjelm Blush collection. I tried it on and loved it but I didn’t want to spend that much money. My mom found it on an used wedding dress site unaltered and never worn for half the price!
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The flower vases were hand blown by Eric’s cousin in Oregon at The Glass Forge. They were beautiful and it was such a kind gift that we could hand out something so beautiful to all those that helped make the day so special.  Eric’s mom and sister arranged all the flowers on the morning of! What amazing women!!
Our video booth, the LAUGHING BOX, which turned the videos into flipbooks was the most fantastic thing ever. I couldn’t get enough of it. Dexter and his husband were so on top of their game!
 
The bouquets and boutonnieres were made by Fleur in Logan square.
My aunt Janet helped with the invites.
My maid of honor, Beth, did a ton of crafting with me for all the small wonderful odds and ends.
Fr. Terry from Holy Family in Palatine made our day. He made us laugh, stunned us when he broke out into song and best of all he made us married.
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Our favorite purchase was our vendors all blew our minds!

Favorite memories were a toss up… We loved our first dance, the ceremony was all that we could have ever wanted and more and the speeches were so surprising and hilarious.

I wish we wold have Extended the time. We would not have minded if it lasted ALL NIGHT!

Advice for couples…Enjoy the day. Enjoy your partner, family, friends and all the little moments. It’s truly a special occasion  that will stay with you forever.’

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