“There will come a time you’ll see with no more tears and Love will not break your heart, but dismiss your fears.
      Get over your hill and see what you find there, with grace in your heart and flowers in your hair.”- Mumford and Sons

      Styled shoots never go as planned but sometimes they turn out ten times better then expected! That is exactly how I feel about this particular styled shoot.

      This would be the Photography Stylistas third styled shoot together and we were planning a beach styled wedding with high hopes of sunshine. But as most of you know weather can be very unpredictable in Chicago. So despite the torrential downpour, a huge thank you goes to our AMAZING vendors, host and everyone who helped on the shoot.

      We would have not been able to pull this off without the hard work from our on-site vendors and friends Meghan from Ashland Addison Florist, Laura and Bill from Accent on EventsElana Darrus our hair and makeup artist, Dave Chookaszian and of course Shaheen Kapambwe!!! All of you deserve metals for braving the weather and sticking with us until the “drowned rat” part of the shoot.

      To our wonderful models Nicole and Nate, thank you. Even with all the unforeseen circumstances you guys stuck with us and smiled the whole way through. I could personally never thank you enough!

      Concept + Design: Photography Stylistas | Styling: Laura of Accent on Events | Models: Nicole Knothe & Nathan Grede | Location: Beach House in Wilmette, IL | Invitations + Details: Homeseed Paper | Cake: Amy Beck Cake Design | Florals: Ashlan Addison Florist | Hair + Makeup Team: Elana Darrus | Wedding Dress Designer: May Queen | Pearl Earrings: Ultra Diamonds | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Bracelet: Stella & Dot | Engagement Ring: Ultra Diamonds – Rose De France Amethyst Cable Ring | Wedding band: Ultra Diamonds – Men’s Tungsten Band | Bow Tie: The Tie Bar | Headpiece: ZipporahK Photography and Ashland Addison Florist | Wedding Suit: Male Fashions Co | Linens: Laura of Accent on Events | Signature Drink: Peach Champagne Cocktails

       Photography Stylistas: Dominique Strom – Dominique Strom Photography & Design Christine Brizendine – Dabble Me This | Keren Chookaszian – Keren Sarai Photography | Kristi Haddad – Markit Photography | Robyn Schwab – Robyn Photography | Zipporah KapambweZipporahK Photography


      Beautiful shoot! Love the colors and the overall feel.