Caroline and Chris' Wedding at the First Presbyterian Church in Evanston, IL

A short while ago I second shot Kenny Nakai at the wedding of Carolyn and Chris. Except…this wasn’t your normal second shooting scenario, because Carolyn is Kenny’s sister! And to make matters even more exciting, Kenny was a groomsman as well! I give him major props for having the energy to fulfill the duties of brother-of-the-bride/groomsman/photographer.
Back in September Chicago got hit with a terrible storm, flooding streets like crazy. That didn’t put a damper on this wedding, though. Once you got inside the First Presbyterian Church in Evanston, there was no reminder of the weather outside, and everything was beautiful from start to finish!
For a more complete coverage of the wedding, be sure to hit up Kenny’s blog as well. Now on to the pictures!

Caroline and Chris' Wedding at the First Presbyterian Church in Evanston, IL

One of the more powerful moments of the wedding is when the bridal party prays over the bride or groom…

Caroline and Chris' Wedding at the First Presbyterian Church in Evanston, IL
Caroline and Chris' Wedding at the First Presbyterian Church in Evanston, IL
Caroline and Chris' Wedding at the First Presbyterian Church in Evanston, IL

Some brides are nervous before the walk, but Carolyn was all smiles…

Caroline and Chris' Wedding at the First Presbyterian Church in Evanston, IL
Caroline and Chris' Wedding at the First Presbyterian Church in Evanston, IL
Caroline and Chris' Wedding at the First Presbyterian Church in Evanston, IL
Caroline and Chris' Wedding at the First Presbyterian Church in Evanston, IL
Caroline and Chris' Wedding at the First Presbyterian Church in Evanston, IL

After the ceremony, we headed out to Grazie in Des Plaines for the reception.

Caroline and Chris' Wedding at the First Presbyterian Church in Evanston, IL
Caroline and Chris' Wedding at the First Presbyterian Church in Evanston, IL
Caroline and Chris' Wedding at the First Presbyterian Church in Evanston, IL

The flower girls were the cutest things ever. And it seems they got to the cake just slightly before Carolyn and Chris did…I love this shot:

Caroline and Chris' Wedding at the First Presbyterian Church in Evanston, IL
Caroline and Chris' Wedding at the First Presbyterian Church in Evanston, IL

The first dance…

Caroline and Chris' Wedding at the First Presbyterian Church in Evanston, IL

First Dance version 2.0 (quite possibly my favorite first dance shot to date…)

Caroline and Chris' Wedding at the First Presbyterian Church in Evanston, IL

As a surprise to Carolyn, not only was there a father daughter dance, but each of her brothers danced with her as well. Quite an emotional time for everyone there – now that’s love.

Caroline and Chris' Wedding at the First Presbyterian Church in Evanston, IL
Caroline and Chris' Wedding at the First Presbyterian Church in Evanston, IL
Caroline and Chris' Wedding at the First Presbyterian Church in Evanston, IL

After the bouquet and garter toss, they opened up for a night of dancing. Some people weren’t that into the dancing, though, and found some more entertaining things to keep them occupied…

Caroline and Chris' Wedding at the First Presbyterian Church in Evanston, IL

Carolyn and Chris, you guys had a beautiful wedding and it was my pleasure to take part in it. I wish you all the best as you move forward in your married lives. Take care!


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