Featured: Summer Wedding Inspiration on Grey Likes Weddings

For months, I had been following Cait's beautiful floral work and had visions of what we could create together in my head for months. But what came about was even better than my wild imaginings. From sharing coffee at one of my favorite local spots (hey there, Star City) to sharing ideas to wondering if we could really make it happen to seeing glimmers of hope to actually piecing everything together to finishing with the greatest sense of determination and accomplishment. It felt like quite the creative triumph!

When Grey Likes Weddings decided that they would like to feature the shoot, I wanted to pinch myself. Someone else saw the magic in the day that we had seen and wanted to share it with others. 

The modern design elements and feminine florals are my dream.

And I'm so thankful for all these beautiful people who made everything just what it was - perfect:
Photographer: Erika Aileen
Florist: Dogwood & Twine
Styling: Erin Gough
Model: Abby Hayes
Dress: Rent The Runway
Jewelry: Shane Co.
Venue: Abandoned Building
Hair & Makeup: Lola Hair Artistry
Flatware: Hearth & Hand
Chairs/Rentals: Heart's Arrow Events
Invitations: Artifact Uprising
Macarons: Sweet Revolution Bake Shop
Ribbon: Silk & Willow

Erika Aileen Photography Grey Likes Weddings Feature Summer Wedding Inspiration
Erika Aileen Photography Grey Likes Weddings Feature Summer Wedding Inspiration
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Erika Aileen Photography Grey Likes Weddings Feature Summer Wedding Inspiration
Erika Aileen Photography Grey Likes Weddings Feature Summer Wedding Inspiration
Erika Aileen Photography Grey Likes Weddings Feature Summer Wedding Inspiration
Erika Aileen Photography Grey Likes Weddings Feature Summer Wedding Inspiration
Erika Aileen Photography Grey Likes Weddings Feature Summer Wedding Inspiration
Erika Aileen Photography Grey Likes Weddings Feature Summer Wedding Inspiration
Erika Aileen Photography Grey Likes Weddings Feature Summer Wedding Inspiration
Erika Aileen Photography Grey Likes Weddings Feature Summer Wedding Inspiration
Erika Aileen Photography Grey Likes Weddings Feature Summer Wedding Inspiration
Erika Aileen Photography Grey Likes Weddings Feature Summer Wedding Inspiration
Erika Aileen Photography Grey Likes Weddings Feature Summer Wedding Inspiration
Erika Aileen Photography Grey Likes Weddings Feature Summer Wedding Inspiration
Erika Aileen Photography Grey Likes Weddings Feature Summer Wedding Inspiration
Erika Aileen Photography Grey Likes Weddings Feature Summer Wedding Inspiration
Erika Aileen Photography Grey Likes Weddings Feature Summer Wedding Inspiration

Janie & Ryan: A Galien River Park & New Buffalo Engagement Session

I remember the first Facetime call I had with Janie (Ryan was out getting his hair cut before a wedding that weekend) and I couldn't have helped but think, as she stood up half way through the conversation to pull banana bread out of the oven, that this wedding and these two people were something special (and that was not only because she was baking something delicious :)).

And that initial thought was absolutely, 1,000% correct. Janie & Ryan are kind, thoughtful, sweet, hilarious, and I couldn't have asked for more grace from them as we had to work around a good bit of weather to make this session happen. It's the sweetest kind of magic that connected them in Chicago after never crossing paths at DePauw. 

Janie & Ryan, I can't wait for your wedding day!