Colonial Dames Society Wedding // Lindsey & Jon
February 21, 2019 , Weddings
Lindsey and Jon’s Colonial Dames Society wedding was one of my favorites, and not just because it was beautiful to photograph. Sure, it featured a signature cocktail named after their cat, vintage books as centerpieces, a secret garden ceremony, and a relaxed wedding day timeline. But more than that, it was about people. About Lindsey, Jon, and their tight-knit community of friends and family. There’s something magical about seeing everyone you know and love gathered around to witness your love. As Lindsey says, “the 88 people we love the most and who literally and figuratively carried us through the past year all gathered in one place.” Lindsey had been diagnosed with stage III cancer one year prior. She has since beaten it, but it gave their wedding day an extra weight to it. It made their wedding vows feel all the more powerful, their portraits more intimate, and it made their loved ones dance even harder.
I’m not sure what I did to be lucky enough to have the privilege of capturing stories like theirs, or to get to work with people as wonderful. When I flew out to Chicago for their engagement session because Lindsey’s chemotherapy schedule meant she couldn’t travel, they sent me home with a gift-wrapped dessert from their favorite local pastry shop. Just because we had bonded previously over sweets. That little act of kindness tells you so much about them – their warmth and generosity even through difficulty. I’m just so happy to know them, and so excited to share their wedding photos with all of you!
Venue: The National Society of the Colonial Dames
Catering and Coordination: J. Scott Catering
Florals: Vault + Vine
DJ: No Macarena
Bride’s Gown: Watters for BHLDN
Groom’s Suit: Zara
Rings: Bario Neal
Dessert: Pie Lady Cafe
Britney, what you wrote about Lindsey and Jon, their story and their wedding is so beautiful and quite powerful. It bought a tear to my eye and made me realize how lucky I am to have such a beautiful daughter and son-in law! Thank you for your words!