I have a confession: I’m a tad bit obsessed with Matt and Nikki. It’s true! They’re two of the coolest people that I’ve ever met. The type of people that have such an awesome energy that you can’t help but be affected, you can’t help but smile. I told the other vendors (my second shooter and the videographer) that they were most likely going to be blown away by their wit, humor and warmth.. and throughout the night I’d get looks from both of them reassuring me that I was right on. From the moment we walked into Nikki’s hotel suite and heard the yoga music in the background and spotted the masseuse in the corner that she had brought on not only for her… but for her entire bridal party and basically anyone who walked through the bridal suite door (me included), I immediately remembered why I was so drawn to her. That word I mentioned above: warmth.
Matt and Nikki’s ceremony was held at the jaw dropping Room 1520 over in the west loop, and I could not wait to check this space out. One of my best friends is actaully getting married there next summer, so it was cool for me to be able to witness a wedding prior to hers. The interior was stark white with lit up chandeliers, flickering candles, and bright yellow accents (Nikki’s favorite color, and a color we both agreed radiated happiness – the mood I continue to associate with this wedding). It was perfect, and it was so very Mr and Mrs Kelly ;)
I don’t want to spoil all of the goodness that my eye caught on this day, so rather than trying to put it into words, I’ll let you see for yourself. It was magical, and I feel so insanely lucky to have been chosen by these two to document the beginning of their new life together as husband and wife. There wasn’t a dry eye, whether it was from crying becaue of the sweetness, or crying because you were laughing so hard. Both two very stellar emotions, if you ask me.