Family, Forever! (Part Two)

(continued) … The forecast called for rain, but it held off as A., S., and their families gathered to celebrate their new beginning!

So beautiful, inside and out!

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(Stay tuned for Part Three …)

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Engagement Session: A. and S.

I had such a good time with A. and S. during our engagement session! We started our photos in a place that I never would have thought to take engagement pictures: Chick fil A. I was so excited to start our photos off there! (On a Sunday, no less! ūüėČ )

I love that they wanted to do something unique and fun like this! ‚̧

CONGRATULATIONS, A. and S.!!! ‚̧

Venue Ideas: Stone House of St. Charles

How in the world have I lived in the St. Charles area for most of my life without knowing about this place??

It wasn’t exactly the most traditionally photogenic type of day when I visited Stone House. ¬†February. ¬†Cold. ¬†Rainy. ¬†Everything outside was in that quiet waiting-for-Spring phase. ¬†(The groundhog lied! ¬†But I digress.)

Almost anyplace can look good on a day when the sun is sparkling and the flowers are out.  But I think it takes a special place to shine in February.

Enter Stone House.

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The Bridal Suite was spacious and airy, with beautiful historical details all over the place!

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One of the things I loved about Stone House was the Groom’s Quarters. ¬†Sometimes it can be hard to track down the guys when they are getting ready off-site. ¬†Stone House has a cozy Groom’s Quarters in a separate building right next door!

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Lots of fun things to do, including a game room!

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The real standout for me was the Hall.  Even on a gray day in February, it was warm and inviting, and that big open space was perfect for dancing and celebrating!

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To find out more about Stone House, here is a link to their website. ¬†Thanks for the tour, Mike and Ruth! ¬†ūüôā