jill + luke

I grew up with this darling couple in Wheat Ridge, Colorado – so, working with them on such a special occasion was a dream come true! I had the honor of working with Jill (and her wonderful family!) on the paperware for the couple’s wedding day. Both Jill and Luke are two of the most down-to-earth, sweet, humble, genuine, and beautiful (inside and out) people I have had the pleasure of knowing. Their sweet story reminds me that fate does indeed exist 🙂 and I cannot wait to show you these  gorgeous photos from their perfect wedding day on Coronodo Island, San Diego.

The colors were navy and white, and the bride looked stunning in her Alice Padrul wedding dress and Jimmy Choo shoes. The design on the bottom of the custom dress was our inspiration for the wedding invitations – a chic rose design. Love love love everything about this San Diego wedding!

In the bride’s words:
Luke and I became friends in 8th grade when he was my student assistant in Spanish class. He would tutor me on my flashcards and most times give me a few more points than I probably should have earned ;). Our friendship grew more over freshman year but was interrupted when I moved away for 2 years in high school to Washington state. When I returned to the same high school my senior year, not only did we pick up where we left off, but we became even closer. As our friendship and interest in one another continued to grow the timing never seemed to be right. We parted ways and went to separate colleges, him to Kansas and me to Indiana. Throughout our frequent visits home and to visit each others schools, we never skipped a beat. It wasn’t until I visited Lawrence, KS for his graduation that we finally decided to give it a shot. I was moving to Chicago and Luke was also interested in moving to Chicago instead of back home to Denver. By the end of summer we were both living in Chicago and what started as a friendship moved quickly into a strong foundation for where we are today. We have both lived in Chicago less than a mile away from each other for the last 4 years before we got married in April. We currently live in the Lakeview neighborhood just a few miles from downtown, where we both work. We both love to travel, as seen by our careers. I work for United Airlines and Luke for Hyatt. We spent Thanksgiving last year in Beijing and hope to travel a lot this year, and for years to come.

… and they lived happily ever after …

Church: Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church
Reception: Grand Ballroom at the Hotel del Coronado
Wedding Coordinator: Victoria Schroeder at Coronado Weddings
Photographer: Jennifer Dery
Band: Wayne Foster Band
Cake: CAKE
Dress: Alice Padrul
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo
Shoes: Kate Spade and Jimmy Choo
Paperware: Jenna McKinlay, owner of Fleur de Lis

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