Ashley and Eric's Chicago Oak Brook Outdoor Garden Wedding Photography

Ashley and Eric. These two make me smile so much. I've written about how Ashley and Eric are pretty cool and make me smile so much. I mean, Ashley, an independent, observant, and thoroughly sweet lawyer (yay Ashley!!), couldn't be the more perfect compliment to Eric's expressive, driven, and dynamic personality. 

An Outdoor Garden Wedding

Ashley and Eric planned a beautiful outdoor lakefront ceremony on one of the hottest days of the summer! We joked about the heat, but I'm guessing these two will never forget the weather on their wedding day. I love how Ashley incorporated Rose quartz and deeper greens into her overall blushe and taupe palette to reflect the manicured forest environment of their venue (those grounds. I can't quite get over those gorgeous grounds!)

Ashley and Eric's Strong Family Love

When Ashley and Eric shared their private and emotional first look, everyone was in tears. It was just the best kind of day! But I loved seeing not just how much these two loved each other but how they loved others. 

Both had fiercely loving relationships with ther families in such a beautiful way. Watching Ashley get ready with both her mother and future mother in law was such a peaceful and welcoming time. These two beloved women snapped photos, made problems go away behind the scenes (like only mothers can do) and, along with Ashley's sisters and bridesmaids, shared beloved memories together. 

And Eric. If I have children, I hope they grow up and hug me like Eric hugs his mother. It still makes me tear up-he loves her so much and puts all that into one hug. Stephen has a similar skill and I love it to pieces.

Ashley and Eric, your day was perfect. Hot, yes. But it was so full of love, sunshine, and beautiful memories. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing it with us.

Many thanks to the following talents:

Venue, rentals, and catering: Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus | Florals: Blossoms and Branches | Bride's accessories:  BHLDN