What a nice drive it was to to Chicagoland. Actually it was a wedding weekend in Rockford, IL. I had never met this bride or groom, Lorianne & John, but had the pleasure of meeting her parents, Helene & Art. Wonderful experience.
My first meeting with Lorianne was most wonderful. I had the chance to be introduced to her “court”. Her Maid of Honor, Lindsey, was designing her stylish coiffure, as I was asking questions about her day. We were discussing her photographs and she told me she told me she was a “Pageant Girl.” She and Lindsey were in pageants for many years and, in fact, that was how they met.
We headed to the church, Riverside Community in Machesney Park, after the perfect hairstyle was completed. It was such a beautiful church along the Rock River. The sun was shining into the windows creating some wonderful lighting perspectives. After we finished photographing and departing the gents, Lorianne emerged looking stunning as a Pageant Girlshould. She also had the most dazzling pair of “Dorothy” shoes.
The ceremony was beautifully done and the pastor’s humor left everyone at ease and enjoying the moments. Although there were a few tears, the “I Do’s” were said and they exited the aisle as all couple do. The Bello Romance Photography formal funnies would follow. Everyone was having so much fun, as formals should be, The Bello Way.
Time to head to Sam’s Ristorante for the reception appointment. Upon entering we contacted our DJ for the evening, DJ Brian Hollis. who informed us how the evening would progress. Introductions came, dinner was served, then on to the party. Dancing, dancing and more dancing.
I have to say that I met so many wonderful family and friends. Thank you, Lorianne & John, for allowing me the pleasure to photograph two wonderful people. You guys rock.
I am so glad I met my “Pageant Girls”, and now I KNOW the Director. Woohoo!