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This lovely Midwest wedding comes to us from Rebecca Marie Photography & Design, based in Chicago, Illinois! Here’s Rebecca to tell us more:

The thing about intensely sweet & genuine people is they attract more sweet & genuine people. Yes, those adjectives describe Lindsay & Ryan (or at least skim the surface), but they also describe the family & friends that surrounded them on their wedding day. From a sister-in-law who decorated Lindsay’s parents home before she woke up to a friend who re-created a moment from their childhood, the chilly drizzle Mother Nature threatened with didn’t stand a chance to stop the warmth & excitement exuding from everyone.

See more after the cut!


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Lindsay & Ryan both grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, and while they’ve made their home in Denver now, their love story started here in the Midwest. Having a Ravinia wedding quickly became the perfect choice since it’s a site where so many past memories were created with family & friends. It was made doubly perfect with Lindsay’s parents living just a short distance away. There is always something extra special when you can get ready for such a big day in a home where so many memories have already been made. I love these first Getting Ready photos of Lindsay in her childhood room, surrounded by so many mementos of her life.

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Congrats to Lindsay & Ryan and thank you Rebecca for sharing! For more information about Rebecca Marie Photography & Design, please visit her website.

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Photographer:  Rebecca Marie Photography & Design
Dress Store: anna bé bridal boutique
Bakery:Bent Fork Bakery
Transportation:Bestway Charter Transportation Inc.
Band: EntourageFloral Designer:Fleur
Makeup Artist: Joanna B Artistry
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Jos A Banks
Invitation Designer:Leveret Paperie
Caterer: Levy Restaurants
Hair Stylist:Morgan Leek
Reception Venue: Ravinia
Equipment Rentals: re:find Joy
Officiant:Reverend Peter N. Campbell
Event Planner:SQN Events
Cinema and Video: XO Pictures