Paradice Hotel and Casino, Peoria, IL: David & Natalie: October 22, 2016

This wedding.  OH.  This wedding.  I was SO ready and pumped for this day!  I’d seen amazing pictures of David and Natalie when my friend Rebekah shot their engagement photos and they were stunning!  I was SO ready to photograph these two gorgeous people!

I expected their photos to be amazing- I didn’t expect to fall in love with these guys!  They are sweet, funny, endearing, and CRAZY, CR-A-ZY about each other.  It’s adorable.  David is a crier- and I love that.  I love that one minute the dude is all out crying over his new wife and daughter- and literally the next minute playing gangster in a minivan.  He’s the best.   And Natalie.  This gorgeous girl made my job a piece of cake.  PIECE OF CAKE.  She’s stunning- DUH!- but she’s also okay to do what it takes for the photos.  Wind?  eh.  Urban streets?  eh.  Crawl on something?  ok.  LOVE THIS GIRL!

My favorite moments of the day were SO many of them.  The reveal was so adorable- David was crying before she even walked up:)  Then we arranged a reveal of David to see his daughter- which resulted in a full out sprint running into Daddy’s arms which had us all in tears!  The groomsmen all piling out of a minivan was classic.  And of course- this is the wedding I completely bit it and landed on a pile of rocks and smashed the groom’s sunglasses to smithereens (which I’m replacing…)  I love that they took a few minutes to go away for golden hour- and literally only shot for 10 minutes and got such magic.  I love that their garter toss photos they are both crazy dancing:)  I love that the best man’s speech was literally like a stand up comedy routine and I was dying laughing- as was everyone.

This wedding is why I love weddings.  So much love, laughs, falls (literally) where you move on because it’s not what matters- love does.

Thank you so much for having me Natalie and David:) Love you guys:)

 

Kara

Vendor Line Up:

Photography: Kara Kamienski Photography
Second Photographer: Laura Meador
Assistant: Brian Coss
Florist: Create A Scene
Bridal Gown Designer: Maggie Sottero/ Adore
Suit/Tux Designer: Senos
Bridesmaids Dress Designer: Amsale, Sorella Vita, Allure
Hair/Makeup: makeup- B. Loved
Event Design: Create A Scene
Tablecloths/Linens: CV Linens
DJ: Sound & Light Creations
Invitations: Senos
Rentals: I Do Events/Create A Scene
Cake by: Brides Mom 🙂

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