Cantigny Park Wedding | Chicago Wedding Photographer | Liam + Samantha

Lee and Samantha are some of the warmest and most genuine people that you will ever meet and they are obviously perfect for each other! I’ve been looking forward to their Cantigny Park wedding for months, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint! There were a few minor hiccups throughout the day (hello rain showers during portrait time!) but they took it all in stride.

The day started with Samantha and her girls getting ready at the gorgeous White Lotus. They have all know each other since childhood and their bond was so fun to see. The entire morning was filled with laughter and tears of joy! Lee and his guys prepped for the big day at a local hotel and their day included shots from custom shot glasses that were part of Lee’s groomsmen gifts.

Sam and Lee have been together for five years and when I asked what their favorite part of the wedding planning process was, Sam said that she didn’t really enjoy the planning, but loved seeing it all come together. Lee loved all of the projects and planning though so they make a perfect pair! Lee said, “ I loved putting together all of the little handmade details that we had- whether we made it or our friend did. We had a lot of rustic elements that we incorporated. We both love flowers, nature and the outdoors.” What is their most valuable price of advice for future L+P couples that are planning their weddings? “Wedding planning is a partnership that comes with a lot of compromise- pretty much like we anticipate what marriage will be!

Shout out to the amazing vendors that made Sam and Lee’s day a reality!

Planning: Haviland Events

Catering: Cantigny Golf

Videographer: Luis Malagon Films

Floral: Town & Country Gardens

DJ: A Touch of Class

Cake: The Sugar Path Bakery

Wedding Dress: Volles

Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Officiant: Lynn Mikels

Sarah Yodercantigny