Wow, I don’t even know where to start with this destination wedding. How do you sum up a wedding that was just SO AMAZING?! When David and I traveled to Chicago for Nikki and Matt’s wedding, I know going to this destination would be emotional. Having grown up in Chicago and having attended high school with Nikki, this wedding had a special place in my heart to photograph.
Nikki worked at Conway Farms, Matt was the golf pro. I think their friends and family would say the rest is history. Conway Farms wasn’t just a golf course or a wedding venue to them, it was where they met, where their story began and where they shared their first day of marriage.
From the personal details, like their unique choice in rings to a glass flower blown by a relative, books instead of bouquets and panda everything, this wedding was unlike one most of us have seen.
What I loved about Nikki and Matt was their love not only for each other, but for every person in attendance. When Nikki gave their toast before dinner, she emphasized so heavily on the role each guest played in her and Matt’s lives as they united. It was so heartfelt and sincere. Nikki didn’t get caught up in the day, she was so focused on the relationships. Plus, she totally rocked it on the dance floor bringing culture and inclusion with her African dance – SO awesome.