Elizabeth and Will’s Brix on the Fox wedding day was a frigid spring day, but the most beautiful celebration of their love and commitment to each other. Up until their wedding day, this sweet couple has had a long-distance relationship that required many phone calls, letters, and staying with friends and family in nearby towns so that they could continue dating while the two of them were in different places. Their wedding day was the end of their time apart as they begin their lives as husband and wife.
When I showed up to the Brix on the Fox on the day of Elizabeth and Will’s March wedding, the wind chill was below zero. While we were hoping for a nice spring day, what we got was frigid temps and strong winds. Thankfully the venue is gorgeous and made for a beautiful backdrop for most of the photos for the day.
If you know Elizabeth and Will at all, you know that their story and their wedding day was full of God’s blessings and miracles. It was evident the day of their wedding that this couple wanted Christ as the center of their marriage, and also had godly examples of that in their parents and many, many family and friends. In addition, Elizabeth’s sister was in attendance after having just been released from a lengthy hospital stay earlier that same week. What a joy it was to see their whole family together in the bridal suite just before Elizabeth walked down the aisle to become Will’s wife.
Some of my favorite parts of the wedding day happened during the ceremony, where the couple added a few special touches that meant so much to them and their faith. After their vows, Elizabeth and Will shared communion together after which both of their parents joined them to pray over them and their marriage. That was followed by a hymn led by the very talented cousins of the bride, just before Elizabeth and Will were pronounced husband and wife.
After the ceremony and cocktail hour, the wedding party and newlyweds were introduced into the reception wearing aviators to the soundtrack of Top Gun, a movie that Elizabeth grew up watching with her day. During toasts, Elizabeth’s younger brother read her sister’s speech since she had to go back home to rest. It was sentimental, sweet, and sometimes funny as he read the speech from Lydia’s point of view. It’s clear these three siblings are very close and have a special bond between them. After the best man gave his toast, Elizabeth and Will stood up to honor several people in their lives who had influenced them spiritually and had been a part of helping them as they navigating long distance dating throughout the years. From the amount of people standing after they read the names, it’s clear this couple is well-supported, well-loved, and covered in prayer.
Elizabeth and Will, it was such a joy to be a part of your day. I wish you all the best in your marriage!
Venue: Brix on the Fox
Florals: Wedding Florals by Patty
Video: Kuruvilla Video
Bakery: Fienes Bakery
DJ: DJ Mike Bailey
HMUA: Pin Me Up Chicago
Officiant: Jim George
Live Musicians: Tim, Julianna, Hannah, & Rebekah True (cousins of the bride)
Bridal Boutique: Veiled by ChaCha
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