Ashley and Ben's Grown Up Birthday Party Inspired Naperville Wedding Photography

Ashley and Ben friends who are so special to us. If you know them, you understand that hey have some of the most vibrant and joyful personalities. Some of our favorite moments in their grown up birthday party inspired wedding day were the times before and after their wedding where we felt their personalities come through the most. Pro tip: if you're planning a wedding, planning for those special little moments outside of just the ceremony and reception are ALWAYS what will make your wedding day special and unique!

Getting ready

Ashley gave her ladies my favorite Plum Pretty Sugar robes to get ready in and planned for a few minutes to have fun together and sip drinks before they got dressed. As they danced, laughed, exchanged gifts, and cried, I soaked in this fun moment with these beautiful women.

Ben had some really terrific groom details and we had so much fun photographing the things he thoughtfully selected to wear to meet his bride. It meant a lot to him to look his best for Ashley and we loved that attention to detail.

Each couple planned a time of prayer with their closest family and loved ones-we felt so honored to photograph such a special time bathed in love and prayer.

The Ceremony

Ah. I don't EVEN know what to say about this. Ben is a composer and he composed the music Ashley walked down the aisle to her as his expression of love to her. Yes, I cried. It was beautiful.

My favorite part though, was the time Ashley and Ben took to serve their bridal party communion. I loved this expression of selflessness and service. It was a beautiful time and showed their desire to follow God's leading.

Garden Sunset Photos

We always ask our couples to consider escaping for a few quiet moments of photos. Most of the time, our couples whisper to each other, kiss, and hug as they revel in their newly-married glow. Ashley and Ben? Nope-they broke it down with an impromptu dance party! I mean, how can you not get a kick out of sunset dancing photos!

Ashley and Ben, thanks for making your day special because it was true to your exceptional personalities. Thanks for making time for special moments, for laughing and dancing together, and most of all, thank you for allowing us the privilege to be there with you through it all.

special thanks to the following:

Venue: Noah's Naperville | Ladie's Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Groomswear: Express, Knotty Tie Co. | Rentals: Sprinkles and Confetti

wedding rings on sparkly polka dots at a Kate Spade inspired Wedding

bridal earings and necklace on sparkly polka dots at a Kate Spade inspired Wedding

bridesmaids in plum pretty sugar robes

bride holding her hands as she gets into her wedding dress

styled groom's shoes, socks, cologne, and tie

groom getting his tie on at his wedding

groom opening a gift from his bride

groom wearing the watch his future wife bought him for their wedding day

bride and groom dancing on the riverwalk in Naperville

bridesmaids at the riverwalk in downtown Naperville

flower girl at the riverwalk in downtown Naperville

Ashley and Ben had private prayer time s before their wedding ceremony at Noah's in Naperville

wedding ceremony at Noah's in Naperville, IL

bride and groom serving communion to their bridal party during their wedding ceremony

guests clapping for the bride and groom at their wedding at Noah's in Naperville

mod floral tablescapes at a Naperville wedding

sprinkle covered wedding cake

sunset dancing photos at a Naperville wedding

bride and groom at sunset at their Noah's Naperville wedding