On July 30th, 2011 I had the pleasure of photographing Heather Summers’ & Joe Klikas’ beautiful summer wedding! You couldn’t ask for a better day (and trust me we’ve had our share of rainy days this summer)! Me & my talented second shooter, Kyle Weaver, started at the Westin Hotel capturing the preparation photos. Heather looked so beautiful in her wedding dress and her hot Jimmy Choo shoes. Joe also looked very daper in his tuxedo as well. After they were all dressed and ready to go we got to capture a “first look” moment which I absolutely LOVE! Afterwards we made our way to St. Collette’s Church in Rolling Meadows. The ceremony was simply beautiful! After that we took a trip to the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg and had a fun time getting some great bridal party shots & bride & groom shots as well. A combination of the big beautiful mature trees and the lovely pond area made for a perfect backdrop for memorable photos. After that we made our final stop to the lovely Metropolis Ballroom in Arlington Heights. I loved this venue with the modern trendy touches and the brick exposed walls. It was refreshingly different and fun!! They had a cool hanging board where the placecards where posted and I loved their wedding cake! It was very chic with intertwining doves on top! After the toasts and prayer everyone enjoyed dinner, which was simply delicious!! After the cake cutting and a little mingling with all of the guests at the tables the bride and groom enjoyed their first dance together as husband and wife! You could tell all of the guests were having a great time on the dance floor and those who were not dancing where enjoying some fabulous outdoor ambiance on the balcony just off the reception room! All in all it was a great wedding with a great couple! Heather & Joe were so laid back and easy to work with. It also helps that they are just a gorgeous couple & super photogenic!
Congratulations Heather & Joe! I wish you a lifetime of happiness together and I hope you enjoy this little sneak peek of your special day!!
Metropolis Ballroom – Arlington Heights