After meeting at work, Megan and James hit it off when he sprained his ankle and they bonded over the injury since Megan did personal training. They started their relationship with a first date at Lincoln Park Zoo’s Cafe Brauer which would turn into their wedding venue a few years later!

Megan and James wanted a lighthearted, natural wedding that encompassed their love for each other and their families. They also knew they wanted Megan’s daughter to be a big part of the day as they came together to create a new family. See how the day unfolded with these beautiful photos from Ed & Aileen Photography.

These two were the cutest, we love how Megan winked at James as she walked down the aisle to marry him! They included Megan’s daughter by having her participate in a handfasting ceremony, wrapping the cords around each of their hands symbolizing their commitment to each other. This girl took her maid of honor duties very seriously as she made sure her mom’s dress always looked perfect.

We are in love with the way all of the floral and hand-designed paper details complimented both each other and the personal touches that Megan and James added. Take a look at their custom family cake topper!

And then we danced the night away!

Vendor Team:

Wedding Planner: Naturally Yours Events, Carlene Smith
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Cafe Brauer
Photographer: Ed & Aileen Photography
Officiant: Anita Weds
Ceremony Musician: Fretless Music
Florist: Vale of Enna
Videographer: Whitney Cinema
Lighting: Sound Investment
DJ: Toast & Jam
Photo Booth: Fotio
Caterer: Tigerlily Events
Bakery: Cacao Sweets & Treats
Hair and Makeup: Nika Vaughan Bridal Artists
Invitations: Evr Paper