Matt + Kristin | Rockford, Illinois Wedding Photographer

 

Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson

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Matt + Kristin

From day one, Kristin has been such a sweet soul. When I shot Matt + Kristin’s engagement session at Veteran’s Acres in Crystal Lake, Kristin had an adorable question for me. She said, “What’s Liz’s favorite coffee?” Her reason for asking me what Liz’s favorite coffee was because she wanted to bring BOTH of us Starbucks as a gift when we arrived at the wedding AND she didn’t need to ask me what my favorite drink was because she had already committed it to memory from the last time we had met over coffee! (Venti iced chai with almond milk ((coconut milk if possible)) and light ice, if you must know! ūüėČ ) How absolutely thoughtful of her! I was completely blown away that she would add one more thing to her plate on her already busy wedding day… and it didn’t stop there!¬† This lady, is beyond awesome.

Kristin didn’t have Liz and I take getting ready photos since we were traveling back home from Garrett + Savannah’s wedding in Minocqua, WI the day before. Kristin knew that we hustled our behinds to get to Crystal Lake for the wedding and she wanted to make sure that we took as many beautiful photos as we could, so she was ready to go as soon as we arrived and we dove right in to formal portraits and her and Matt’s first look! After those photos, it was ceremony time… followed by reception time!! AND the party was definitely rocking through the night as Kristin herself DJ’d the entire RECEPTION HERSELF!! AND SHE SANG! This lady is very very talented… I was thoroughly impressed! You and Matt threw one rocking party, Kristin! You go, girl!

At the end of the night, we opened a little envelope that Kristin had given to us, one for each of us. Inside was A STARBUCKS GIFTCARD and a THANK YOU NOTE! As if the day could get any better?! Kristin, thank you so very much for being so very thoughtful. You are one of the kindest souls I know and you and Matt have such an adorable love for one another; You two are some of the more genuine people I know and I want to wish you both the most beautiful of marriages and the Happiest of Ever Afters.

Love, Sara

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Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson Summer, Crystal Lake, Illinois blue and aquamarine wedding photographed by Sara Anne Johnson

A big thanks to all the vendors who helped make this wedding possible! Incredible job!

DRESS:¬† David’s Bridal |¬† davidsbridal.com¬†

BRIDESMAID DRESSES: David’s Bridal¬† |¬† davidsbridal.com

FLORIST: CountrySide Nursery  | www.countrysideflowershop.com/

VENUE: Bethany Lutheran Church | www.bethanylc.com/

CAKE: Oak Mill Bakery  |  www.oakmillbakery.com/

RECEPTION: Chicago Marriott Northwest Hotel  |  marriott.com

INVITATIONS: Wedding Paper Divas  |  www.weddingpaperdivas.com/

 

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