Wedding at The Grove: Emily & Alex

Portrait during a wedding at The Grove.

I really enjoyed Emily and Alex’s wedding at The Grove this summer! I hadn’t worked there in several years and was excited to spend the day outside. I had just shot their engagement session a few weeks before and had a great time getting to know them both. 

I started with Emily at the Redfield Estate in the historic home on the property. I love all of the great window light and the ornate details in the room.

Bride gets ready before her wedding at The Grove.

Bride gets ready before her wedding at The Grove.

Bride gets ready before her wedding at The Grove.

Bride gets ready before her wedding at The Grove.

Bride gets ready before her wedding at The Grove.

After she was ready, we headed outside for the first look. We happened to run into her father on the way out which made for a cute moment.

Bride walks to meet her soon-to-be husband before her wedding at The Grove.

Bride walks to meet her soon-to-be husband before her wedding at The Grove.

Couple shares their first look at a wedding at The Grove.

Couple shares their first look at a wedding at The Grove.

Couple shares their first look at a wedding at The Grove.

There are so many spots on the property to explore and despite the heat, we were able to stay relatively cool by choosing locations in the shade. I loved all of the old trees and trails throughout the estate.

Couple portrait during a wedding at The Grove.

Couple portrait during a wedding at The Grove.

Couple portrait during a wedding at The Grove.

Couple portrait during a wedding at The Grove.

The ceremony took place on the grass outside of the historic house. Emily is a teacher and her students came to join in the ceremony festivities. Kelly and Phil, previous clients of mine, also officiated the wedding and it was so great to see them again!

Vendors set up the ceremony during a wedding at The Grove.

Wedding ceremony at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding ceremony at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding ceremony at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding ceremony at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding ceremony at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding ceremony at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding ceremony at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding ceremony at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding ceremony at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding ceremony at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding ceremony at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding ceremony at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding ceremony at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding ceremony at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding ceremony at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding ceremony at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding ceremony at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding ceremony at The Grove in Glenview.

Children blow bubbles at the newlyweds during a wedding at The Grove.

Emily made sure there were plenty of fun activities for her students and they seemed to have a great time toppling over the giant Jenga set.

Children play with a giant Jenga set during a wedding at The Grove.

A child plays with bean bags during a wedding at The Grove.

A bride laughs with guests during cocktail hour during a wedding at The Grove.

The reception space is an outdoor pavilion that I really loved! They did a fantastic job finding details that mimicked the natural surroundings.

Reception details during a wedding at The Grove in Glenview.

Reception details during a wedding at The Grove in Glenview.

Reception details during a wedding at The Grove in Glenview.

Reception details during a wedding at The Grove in Glenview.

Emily and Alex decided against formal first dances and instead had a lively dance party that lasted most of the night, with amazing work by Dustin of Toast & Jam DJs.

Wedding reception during a wedding at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding reception during a wedding at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding reception during a wedding at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding reception during a wedding at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding reception during a wedding at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding reception during a wedding at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding reception during a wedding at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding reception during a wedding at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding reception during a wedding at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding reception during a wedding at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding reception during a wedding at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding reception during a wedding at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding reception during a wedding at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding reception during a wedding at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding reception during a wedding at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding reception during a wedding at The Grove in Glenview.

Wedding reception during a wedding at The Grove in Glenview.

I noticed that the moon was peeking between a row of trees outside the reception space and thought it would make a great location for a fun night shot.

Wedding portrait at night at a wedding at The Grove in Glenview.

Congrats to you both and thanks the the incredible vendors that made this wedding at The Grove such a success!

Florist: Lovely Bastian at May Floral

Catering & Dessert: Hel’s Kitchen

Gown: Dame Couture

Hair & Makeup: Ann Marie Weinert

DJ: Dustin with Toast & Jam

Venue: The Grove Redfield Estate

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