Joe & Marissa | Rockford Country Club Wedding

November 1st is one of those dates. The time of year that the weather can go either way. I woke up on Saturday morning to the clearest of skies and cool temperatures. Joe and Marissa deserved an absolutely beautiful day and they sure got it.

I remember when I first met these two. They have such a relaxed ebb and flow about them & Joe makes Marissa laugh like no other. Leading up to their day we exchanged details and even with our busy schedules we were able to check in and connect.

Marissa sent over details for their wedding and it included 3 (!!!) hours between the ceremony and reception giving us 4 (!!!) location changes for portraits and plenty of time to soak up that beautiful November sunlight!! I truly can't believe how fast the day went and I am very excited to share this wedding with you!

Congratulations Joe & Marissa!! Can't wait to see what your future holds!!




Rockford Illinois Catholic Wedding

Rockford Illinois Catholic Wedding dress hanging in doorway

Rockford Illinois Catholic Wedding

Rockford Illinois Catholic Wedding Shoes Veil and Flowers

 So my hair totally fell in front of my lens and basically made this shot. In love with this. 
Rockford Illinois Catholic Wedding

Rockford Illinois Catholic Wedding
 Such a glowing bride!! 
Rockford Illinois Catholic Wedding
 Marissa you are beautiful!!! 
Rockford Illinois Catholic Wedding
 One of the most beautiful churches I've ever been in! 
Rockford Illinois Catholic Wedding

Rockford Illinois Catholic Wedding

Rockford Illinois Catholic Wedding
 MARRIED!! 
Rockford Illinois Catholic Wedding
This shot idea was totally Marissa's! One of my favorites! 
Rockford Illinois Catholic Wedding

Rockford Illinois Catholic Wedding Navy bridesmaids flowers and bride
 La la love! 
Rockford Illinois Catholic Wedding Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens
 Rockford kicks butt for locations! Adored our first stop! 
Rockford Illinois Catholic Wedding Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens

Rockford Illinois Catholic Wedding Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens
 So in the background of this image (he's not there anymore) is a statue of a guy taking a photo.. For 20 minutes I totally thought he was real.... Oops. 
Rockford Illinois Catholic Wedding Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens

Rockford Illinois Catholic Wedding Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens

Downtown Rockford Illinois Riverside Portraits
 GAH!! Gorgeous! 
Rockford Illinois Catholic Wedding Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens

Downtown Rockford Illinois Riverside Portrait Location

Downtown Rockford Illinois Riverside Portrait Location
 Michael's capture!! 
Downtown Rockford Illinois Riverside Portrait Location
 Loved this location.. That white concrete was the perfect reflector! 
Downtown Rockford Illinois Riverside Portrait Location

Downtown Rockford Illinois Riverside Portrait Location
 Walking up the steps from where they first met :) 
Downtown Rockford Illinois Riverside Portrait Location

Rockford Illinois Country Club Fall Wedding
 I have a lovely picture of my butt while taking this photo from Michael... HA
Rockford Illinois Country Club Fall Wedding
 Confession: I absolutely ADORE golf courses for photos.. The wide open space with trees is my dream. 
Rockford Illinois Country Club Fall Wedding

Rockford Illinois Country Club Fall Wedding

Rockford Illinois Country Club Fall Wedding
 Swoon.
Rockford Illinois Country Club Fall Wedding

Rockford Illinois Country Club Fall Wedding
 Not a detail I usually share but Marissa's rings are a size 4 1/2... I wear an 8... I couldn't even put them on my pinky... 

Looking handsome Joe!!! 
Rockford Illinois Country Club Fall Wedding

Rockford Illinois Country Club Fall Wedding

Rockford Illinois Country Club Fall Wedding
 I'm jealous of this one. So proud of Michael for kicking butt! 
Rockford Illinois Country Club Fall Wedding

Rockford Illinois Country Club Fall Wedding

Rockford Illinois Country Club Reception

Rockford Illinois Country Club Reception
 The view of the river was so perfect during the reception. 
Rockford Illinois Country Club Reception

Rockford Illinois Country Club Reception

Rockford Illinois Country Club Reception

Rockford Illinois Country Club Reception

Rockford Illinois Country Club Reception

Rockford Illinois Country Club Reception

Rockford Illinois Country Club Reception

Rockford Illinois Country Club Reception

Rockford Illinois Country Club Reception

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