Becky and Matt's summer wedding at the Arrowhead Golf Club was a vibrant and stylish celebration with shabby chic flair! With vintage elements like Becky's grandmother's typewriter and her great-grandmother's vintage buttons on her bouquet, their wedding day was very personal and sweet. The couple was surprised with a beautiful fireworks display, too! Victoria Sprung Photography captured their day.
Looking back, what was your favorite part or moment of the wedding day? Becky: The ultimate best part of the day was seeing Matt for the first time, when the church doors opened. I will cherish that genuine look of happiness on Matt's face the rest of my life! Matt: Watching Becky walk down the aisle was the best part by far! What was your favorite piece of fashion or accessory, and where did you get it? Becky: My dress was definitely my most favorite item I wore on my wedding day. It was exactly what I wanted when I saw while browsing online, I knew that would be the dress for me! When I went to try on the Paloma Blanca dress at Mira Couture in Chicago, the cliché rang true that I just knew that it would be the dress I'd walk down the aisle to marry the love of my life! Also, since neither of my grandmothers were alive to attend our ceremony, it was important to include them somehow into our special day. I had one of my grandmother's blue hankies sewn into the inside bottom of my dress for my “something blue” and I was able to include a few of my nana's jeweled hat pins in my bouquet for my “something old.” Matt: The watch Becky gave me as a wedding gift, right before the wedding ceremony.
Any advice for future brides and grooms? Becky: Two important pieces of advice that were given to me and I am so glad I knew beforehand: 1. After the wedding ceremony, be sure to set some time alone with your new husband/wife, where you can relish in all the excitement of joining hands in marriage! We had about 10 minutes before we made our grand exit of the church and this was perfect for us to share a moment together by ourselves! 2. Throughout the day, be sure to take mental snapshots of your surroundings. It's so very true that the day is nothing but a whirlwind and goes quick, but because I made sure to do this, I feel content that I took in as much of the day as I possibly could have and will remember those moments forever! – Becky & Matt