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rustic wedding | chicago intimate wedding photographer

I’m thrilled to feature this sweet rustic wedding…an absolute family affair, photographed at Galt Airport in rural northern Illinois!

As I shared in their urban engagement session, Mel + Lucas met when they were children. Their families were friends, and the two remained friends until…their beautiful relationship turned to love.

So it made perfect sense when the couple told me that family was most important to them. In fact, their loved ones played all the roles throughout their day: the best man was the groom’s dad, the maid of honor was the bride’s sister; the officiant was the bride’s father, and the wonderful worship music was played by family, too.

We found an abandoned barn at the airport for portraits, and the ceremony was hosted on the large porch of a cabin on the property…it was the perfect spot, for a beautifully intimate summer wedding, with the closest of family and friends.