Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, IL
March 31st, 2017

It’s no secret I love second shooting. I’ve bored you over and over with the many reasons why I love it, so I won’t go there again. Last March, I had the opportunity to team up with Heather and her hubby of Heather Springer Photography – and we had a ball. The pair is actually from Kansas (Illinois originals), but traveled back home for Michael (Mick) + Emily’s west Chicago wedding!

I started my morning hanging out with the guys, who were relaxing and getting ready to traditional Irish music, which was the perfect start to their very Irish-proud wedding. Also, I should mention that Emily + Mick were tying the knot on none other than St. Patrick’s Day. How awesome?! Their wedding theme was centered all around the Irish heritage and the Flag of Ireland, using green and orange as their key color palette colors. The ceremony was held in a smaller room of Pheasant Run Resort, which looked rich with history and charm. The entire venue is a local escape, and they have an entire indoor Bourbon Street replica, which was right outside of the ballroom their reception was held in. I stayed around for the reception dances and fell in love with the effect the top spotlight had on the happy couple during their first dance. I loved traveling up north to help capture Emily + Mick’s big day!

 groom tux black orange dark I feel like dramatic lighting in the morning had set the mood for the rest of the day. You’ll see what I mean in a bit. black and white groom man tux tux orange green clovers shamrocks tie orange green clovers shamrocksshoes green clovers shamrocks What’s an Irish wedding without a little Jameson to start your day?wedding jameson irish shots toast bride groom tux green sash white dress Emily + Mick’s puppy is absolutely adorable! dog puppy irish gaelic Celtic green orange leash bouquet boutonniere tie dress orange green groom bridesmaids flowers line orange green groom socks clovers shamrocks orange green irish groom bridesmaid flowers orange green outdoors bridesmaids flowers orange green outdoors irish green orange white wedding florals bouquet lilliesbridesmaid green orange groom outdoors outside wedding bride white green father dad aisle heather springer photography kansas wedding photographer chicago wedding bride groom alter wedding irish irish wedding pub pheasant run resort weddingirish Pheasant Run resort green orange tables wedding cake lego irish orange green wedding cake table ground words monogram spotlight bride groom wedding cake kiss cutting slicing green orange bride groom wedding photography hands sunlight outdoorsbride groom black white outdoors outside bride groom wedding photography central illinois bride groom road trail outdoors trees bride groom kiss trail road outdoors bride groom trail road dress tuxbride groom photographer wedding photography bride groom reception dance green orange irish bride groom first dance ring spotlight What’d I tell you about that dramatic lighting?! LOVE. bride groom first dance spotlight black white bride dad daughter father dance black white reception

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