This spring DIY wedding was a dream to photograph! Janice and Conor are such a fun and relaxed couple, and their personalities really shone through in all of their planning and prepping for their big day. My favourite part of this wedding was the way that Janice and Conor set up their day. It was so relaxed, partially due to their organized and helpful bridal party, and partially due to their decision to have a First Look. Janice and Conor arrived at the Berkeley Field House around noon, where they then got dressed and then had an intimate First Look on the rooftop. We then did their bridal portraits, bridal party and family photos. The rain held off all day, right until we finished our last family photo! We then went inside to capture a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, where Janice and Conor served tea to each of their parents. Because of how much time they allotted for photos before the ceremony, Janice and Conor were able to spend quality time with their friends in the bridal party and their family, and even sit down and have a bite to eat (which seems unheard of on most busy wedding days!) Guests were treated to a tented garden ceremony donned with yellow, blue and music sheet DIY bunting, and baby’s breath bundles lining the aisle. Table accents inside the Berkeley Field House included burlap runners, candles, mason jars tied with twine, baby’s breath, yellow tulips and white hydrangeas. I loved all of the gold chandeliers and white washed walls inside of the Field House too! The yellow ombré cake and yellow tulip bouquets were the perfect touch for springtime!
Conor and Janice did so much work to make their day really special and fitting for them. Conor designed the wedding invites and website himself, and also crafted the beautiful yellow and wooden table seating chart. The chalkboard letter bunting for the head table and the polaroid photo table were all DIY efforts as well. I love when a wedding comes together so well! This bridal party was a blast- I love when I feel like I’m one of the girls…plus they fed me croissants! Loryn of LC Special Events is a friend of Janice and Conor’s, so having a close friend as a planner was definitely part of their success! Liz from the Berkeley Field House was also a really great venue coordinator- she definitely had everything under control! I hope you enjoy looking at these photos as much as I enjoyed photographing them!
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Berkeley Field House
Wedding Planner: LC Special Events
Hair: Ming (Puzzle Creations)
Makeup: Sonya Ho (Mary Kay)
Wedding Dress: Becker’s Bridal
Invitations: Designed by Conor O’Donnell
Venue Coordinator: Liz Moore
Ceremony Officiant: Mike Van Slingerland
Cake + Florals: Whole Foods Market Yorkville
Music: DJ Fase