courtney + ed | intimate Baha'i Temple Chicago wedding

I love when I connect with couples like they're old friends. That's how it was with Courtney and Ed, and it was so special to be able to capture their sweet ceremony in a garden outside the Baha'i Temple in Wilmette.

In Baha'i tradition, there's no traditional officiant, but the couple simply shares their vows with one another, and the marriage is made complete with the signing of their marriage certificate. Courtney and Ed also asked their guests to share something with them during the ceremony. Family and friends read poetry, shared stories, and wrote beautiful personal notes to the couple. Each of these were given as verbal gifts to Courntey and Ed in the moments leading up to their vows and exchange of wedding rings. 

The perfect early fall day was capped off with photos of the couple across the street at Gillson Beach on Lake Michigan. Their love for one another made my heart swell!

Check out the video and images below...

Lisa Kathan