On July 16, 2011 Colleen Nix & Ted Wieland were married! I had the pleasure of photographing their beautiful wedding day and I couldn’t ask for a sweeter couple to work with!! It was a beautiful sunny day thankfully as we have had our share of rainy days this summer! I’m so glad the weather cooperated for them!! I started at Colleen’s parent’s house in Arlington Heights. It was fun capturing Colleen getting her makeup and dress on with all her wonderful bridesmaids. I loved how the flowers were so colorful and the bridesmaids wore black. Everything popped and just looked great!! After getting dressed we headed next door to Colleen’s neighbor’s house. She was so gracious to open her breathtaking house to us so we could take lovely pictures in her gorgeous backyard area. It was like having your own private estate to take pictures which was so nice!! Once we got some shots with the girls and some family shots near the pond area we headed to St. James Church which was literally right down the street. Coleen and Ted did not see each other before the ceremony and it was a wonderful ceremony! After that we headed back to Colleen’s neighbor’s house for more great shots of the entire bridal party and Colleen & Ted together. We did a fun “Thank Your” shot with the entire bridal party as well which ended up on Colleen’s thank you cards to all her guests. After that we then headed to the Chicago Marriott in Schaumburg where they had a lovely cocktail hour under an outside tent. Colleen & Ted went upstairs to view the reception room with their family and they were overwhelmed with the room. Everything was beautiful and the cake was fun and colorful! The toast Colleen’s father gave was very creative and touching. Then the best man and matron of honor gave an equally creative and fun toast filled with humor and short musical references! Fun!!! The guests all had a great time on the dance floor and we also got some really nice family group shots on the dance floor as well! All in all it was such a great day and it couldn’t have happened for a nicer couple. Seriously Colleen and Ted are the sweetest and most appreciative couple you will ever meet!! I loved working with them and was honored to be a part of their wedding day!! Here are some of my favorite images of the day! Enjoy!!!!