I think their wedding day could be summed up by their first look. As Lexi tapped Ahren on the should and as he spun around to see his girl in her wedding dress for the first time that day, he let out uncontrollable, joyful laughter. He really couldn’t control himself [which I thought was incredible sweet], and you could tell by the look on his face that he was so happy that he literally could not hold it in any longer. And that was how the rest of their playful wedding at the Four Rivers Environmental Center went for the rest of the day.
It was relaxed, it was playful, it was full of jokes and laughter, at least one broken glass, a donut wall, sunset photos around the environmental center, beautiful toasts, “groomsbrothers,” and a lot of skanking at the reception [someone please tell me if I’m using that word right]. Ahren and Lexi had this incredible blend of love. I was a little surprised when I found out that they’d been together quite a few years because they were still so giddy in love, like it was new. But then, as the day went on it was obvious and clear how deep their history and friendship was. So it was this incredible mixture of really knowing someone for all of their beautiful parts, and annoying quirks, and still wanting nothing but to be with them for the rest of your life.
The Dress | Marien Mae
groom’s suit | Men’s Warehouse custom suit
bridesmaid dresses | Azazie
groomsmen suits | The Black Tux
officiant | Stephen Kasula, brother of the groom
reception venue | Four Rivers Environmental Center, Illinois
florist | Jewel
caterer | Uncle Bub’s
donuts | Home Cut Donuts
makeup artist | Elaine Baldacci
hair | Char Morris of American Hairlines