know i mean this 100% when i say that youngmi&artie are the sweetest people i’ve ever met. despite having a completely depressing forecast for their wedding day, these two were practically glowing when we got to the ravisloe country club. tony and i came prepared with lots of umbrellas and positive attitudes. if it was going to rain – we were going to make the best of it. and then you know what happened? the skies parted. most of the time i would say that’s just some really good luck. but i like to think that it’s because youngmi&artie truly deserved a perfect wedding. and that’s exactly what they got.
youngmi really took to the diy approach, and with the help of her awesome bridesmaids, created a jaw-dropping affair. from the dresses, to the flowers, to the polaroid guestbook, to the ADORABLE custom cake topper that youngmi made HERSELF. (see how she made it!) every little thing was planned and executed perfectly. and we’re so glad they were able to have their ceremony outside. ravisloe has what is probably the most gorgeous outdoor ceremony location i’ve seen recently. it’s like getting married at a romantic spanish villa… except in illinois. 😉 oh and did i mention that youngmi looked like a 50’s hollywood starlet? my hat off to marissa & jill from styles down the aisle, because youngmi looked completely radiant the whole day.
to youngmi&artie – holy. cow. i know we said it probably a gazillion times that day, but WOW. we were so honored to be a part of your wedding. you guys are really fabulous. 😀
// homewood, il //
ceremony venue // ravisloe country club
wedding gown // demetrios
bridesmaids dresses // j crew
hair&makeup // styles down the aisle; hair by marissa, makeup by jill
florist // fleur chicago
reception venue // ravisloe country club
cake // real buttercream
dj // taji from spinnin’ discs
diy projects // cake topper; flower garlands; “here comes the bride” banner; flowers for centerpieces
stationery // designed by bridesmaid, joanna.
does it really get any more gorgeous than these ladies?
best. shot glasses. EVER.
youngmi warned me earlier in the day that she was a crier. i tear up every time i look at this photo.
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