Amanda and Caleb both were skeptical about online dating. He wondered how likely it was to log on, find a normal girl, and live happily ever after. She wasn't convinced that "the one" was waiting online, but figured she didn't have much to lose. They first two dates were somewhat, awkward, but they gave each other a chance and the third date was life-changing. Caleb scored Blackhawks tickets, and Amanda showed him how to do it up right. They hit up Billy Goats for a cheezborger, drink, and the world's greatest pickles before heading to the game. Amanda was in her element, let her guard down, and finally saw in Caleb the goofy and fun guy she could imagine spending her life with.
When their wedding day finally arrived, Amanda and Caleb were both giddy with excitement. Every detail had come together perfectly, and their joy spread to everyone present. Amanda just radiated beauty as she got ready with her closest friends and family.
Caleb gave Amanda the perfect gift: a framed, signed Blackhawks jersey. True love, Chicago style.
Caleb and his groomsmen got ready at The Wild Onion Pub and Brewery, he was beaming and having the best time with his closest guys.
Before Amanda saw her groom, she needed to first see her Dad. The look on his face says it all, she looked AMAZING...
As Caleb waited nervously Amanda was so calm and excited to finally see her future husband.
Amanda, you are STUNNING... I love the way these two love each other <3
After their first look, we joined up with the bridal party for pictures around the Barrington area. Amanda and Caleb truly know how to surround themselves with awesome people, we all had a great time together.
How adorably cool are these bridesmaids?? Such a gorgeous wedding party! I loved their #wephelpsinlove custom sunglasses...
When we arrived at the Wild Onion Pub and Brewery everything looked absolutely perfect. The brewery theme carried throughout the space, with unique growlers filled with fresh flowers marking each table.
The ceremony was sweet, simple, and bursting with joyful emotion.
After the ceremony we were treated to a private tour of the brewery. It was SO cool to explore the space where their amazing beer is made, and to capture some quiet moments of celebration between the newlyweds.
When it came time for the reception, Amanda and Caleb were truly ready to let loose and celebrate with their friends and family. It was such a fun night of delicious food and unforgettable dancing. When Amanda grabbed her grandpa for a spin around the dance floor it was totally amazing!
Thank you, Amanda and Caleb, for treating us like family and sharing your wedding day with us. We wish you both a lifetime of happiness together!
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