Union Station Wedding by F/stop Poetry

Here is a fun one for your Friday. The ceremony was held in the bride's backyard, then they headed to Union Station for a glam-filled reception. The day was captured in dreamy photos by F/stop Poetry .

This is the story of their wedding...

It was a hot and humid day, the threat of rain was on everyone’s mind because there was no plan B. Tiffany had her heart set on having the wedding outside on her family’s property. It wasn’t looking promising that it wasn’t going to rain. We even hid umbrellas in the bushes just in case it down poured and we had to keep on shooting. The rain didn’t scare us though, We had a feeling even if it down poured Tiffany and Josh would make it romantic. There are couples who always seem to have a good time no matter what happens, and it’s because no matter what goes wrong, they feel lucky to have one another. As soon as it was time to walk down the aisle the sun came out and surprised us all. What also surprised us was how heartfelt and emotional their ceremony would be. Josh’s dad officiated the service and talked about how proud he was of both of them and how there wasn’t anyone else in the world who could make Josh smile, like tiffany could. They surprised Josh with a family heirloom ring when the vows were exchanged. If you could make it without crying up till’ that point you had no hope of holding it together after that. The photos of their families’ reactions to the ceremony became some of our favorite moments we have captured at a wedding. After the ceremony everyone drove to Joliet to celebrate in the train station. The train station is near and dear to my heart. It has been laughed at in reality TV. Shows, been immortalized in the blues brothers and taken for granted by those who call it home. It’s a town with a lot of character and heart. And some of my favorite artist is inspired by it. We thought their wedding couldn’t have been more beautiful and personal. We felt honored to be chosen to document the day.

Photographer:  F/stop Poetry//Dress Designer: Badgley Mischka//Jewelry:Brizan Couture//Hair Stylist:Lisa Thomas Salon//DJ:Manna Music//Makeup Artist:Megan Friend//Cake Designer:Fleckenstein Bakery//Floral Designer:Floralia House Design//Dress Store:Francia Bridal Boutique //Dress Designer: Paloma Blanca//Reception Venue:Grand Ballroom at Joliet Union Station//