I am so excited to share this blog of one of the best days of this year! My girl @ashbestevents finally tied the knot with her soulmate Reno!
Ash and I met in 2019 when we both were assisting at the same wedding. We immediately hit it off and became instant besties. In that time, we’ve shared many laughs, a few tears, put together a handful of styled shoots, and bonded over too many drinks.
When it came to Ashley and Reno’s wedding, I was beyond honored when she asked me to capture their special day. I knew that their wedding would be unique, intimate, and nothing short of beautiful. And that’s exactly was it was✨
Ashley, you truly bring happiness to everyone around you and are the most loyal and honest person I know. I’m forever thankful to have you in this crazy industry but also as a sister for life😭
The talented team⚡️
Photographer - @colettemariephoto
Venue - @celestechicago
Planner - @ashbestevents
Coordinator - @simplyelegantxo
Beauty - @bridalartistryteam
Florist - @floristhounddesign
Stationary - @maison__blanche__
Rentals - La Tavola
Stay - @hyattplacewickerpark
Photographers assistant - @everly.collective
My husband and I had a micro-wedding in Chicago in March of 2021, and Colette was our GIRL through the planning process and on wedding day!
Since she’s such a phenomenal photographer and professional, Colette made the pre-wedding work a breeze and it was easy to trust her advice/suggestions when we needed them. Prior to the wedding, she was an amazing resource on many things like selecting wedding-day photo locations and she was incredibly flexible and supportive as plans shifted due to the pandemic.
As she’s shooting, Colette has this amazing ability to be both a pro photographer who captures everything you imagined (and more) while feeling like your supportive best friend! We were nervous at first, but Colette helped to make us feel incredibly confident and at ease as she shot us. She was SO fun, complementary and she gave great direction while ensuring everything felt natural to us at the same time. Thanks to Colette, our confidence and sheer joy radiate throughout the photos, and we’re incredibly grateful that we get to experience the highs of that day all over again every time we look at them!
As an added note, I’m a Wedding Planner by profession and can attest that we selected Colette Marie Photography because we know she’s incredibly talented, reliable, and she truly wants you to be happy not only with the photos but the entire experience. Could not have have a better experience! <3