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Styled shoot

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Anders + Caitlin

proposal

ERika + Alex

wedding

Chicago, IL

San Diego, CA

The Brix on the Fox

Makenna + Dan

Wedding

Styled Shoot

Published

Analisa + Paul

wedding

Featured in the Ruffled Blog

Chicago, IL

San Diego, CA

Erika + Alex

One of the most sentimental, intimate, and joyful weddings we have ever been a part of. These two are so gifted in expressing their deep love for their Savior and each other. The Lord blessed them with a BEAUTIFUL Spring day as they exchanged heartfelt vows at The Brix on the Fox. This day was full of love and passion. Check out our blog to see more about these two lovers.

Carpentersville, Illinois

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Anders + Caitlin

Talk about an ULTIMATE surprise proposal!! Anders did not waste any time planning and calculating one incredible surprise for Caitlin. Surprise was the name of the game and it all started with a day in the city "for his mom's birthday".

As they went for a stroll alongside Lake Michigan, Anders explained his conversation with Caitlin's dad in preparation for this BIG question. After the sweet moment between the two, Anders surprised Caitlin by bringing in HER family from in from Texas! Witnessing the tears of joy & surprise were so moving as Caitlin embraced her family. Watch to see even MORE surprises that Anders planned for the day.

Proposal
Chicago, IL

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Hannah + Jeff

- The AMAZING custom Nike shoes with their wedding date 

- The CUTEST vows that made me grin from ear to ear


- One super touching first look with dad


- A late night taco truck!! (like come on... could it be any better?!)

Wedding
Aurora, Illinois

Some highlights of their day include:

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Analisa + Paul

Ok so, we rarely get to see brides in true ball gowns. Well Analisa took everyone's breath away. These two shared a perfect day exchanging vows at the STUNNING St. Mary's Catholic Church in Elgin. Then the party proceeded to The Empress in Addison, Illinois.

WOW every detail of the day was drop dead gorgeous and so well crafted. Glam, glam glam! Cheers to these two love birds!

Chicago, IL

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Styled Shoot

Styled shoots are so awesome. But when they are on yachts cruising around San Diego Harbor?! Yeah, THAT is even better.  The mastermind behind this insanely energetic and edgy day was Liz from Lizzy Liz Wedding & Events. This genuinely was probably the most unique, challenging, creative, wild shoot we have ever been a part of... and it was all. SO. #worthit. 

Oh, and all that much more rewarding when it gets featured on a blog like: California Wedding Day

san diego, CAlifornia
Yacht | Legacy Cruises

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Styled Shoot

Nothing like a Chicago wedding... in winter! While my hands froze as we filmed outside, everything else about this day was absolute FIRE. We partnered with the best of the best vendors to put this together and WOW is basically all I have to say. SO grateful to have this one featured on the Ruffled Blog.

Chicago history museum
Chicago, Illinois

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Makenna + Dan

Seriously - try NOT to cry! We couldn't do it. No joke - I (Katie) cried probably 7 different times while editing this love story. Makenna + Dan made some of the most meaningful and intimate promises to each other at the Oceanview Room at Ballast Point in San Diego, California. 

This day could not have been more full of love and dedication to these two wonderful human beings. We were in awe throughout every moment as guests and family overflowed with joy for the happy couple. And of course, the weather - PERFECT! 

San diego, CA

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Olga + Greg

Most beautiful couple award!? YES. Olga and Greg exchanged vows on the rooftop of the breath-taking Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, then had amazing portraits at the Capitol Building in Madison, Wisconsin THEN headed over to celebrate with dinner and dancing at the INCREDIBLE Orpheum Theatre. 

These were some of the most unique and gorgeous venues we have ever seen and were so honored to share in this perfect day with one jaw-dropping couple. They have the sweetest souls, are madly in love and can really break it down on the dance floor - also CHECK OUT THAT LIVE BAND!! 

Madison, WIsconsin

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Erika + Alex

One of the most sentimental, intimate, and joyful weddings we have ever been a part of. These two are so gifted in expressing their deep love for their Savior and each other. The Lord blessed them with a BEAUTIFUL Spring day as they exchanged heartfelt vows at The Brix on the Fox. This day was full of love and passion. Check out our blog to see more about these two lovers.

Carpentersville, Illinois

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Anders + Caitlin

Talk about an ULTIMATE surprise proposal!! Anders did not waste any time planning and calculating one incredible surprise for Caitlin. Surprise was the name of the game and it all started with a day in the city "for his mom's birthday".

As they went for a stroll alongside Lake Michigan, Anders explained his conversation with Caitlin's dad in preparation for this BIG question. After the sweet moment between the two, Anders surprised Caitlin by bringing in HER family from in from Texas! Witnessing the tears of joy & surprise were so moving as Caitlin embraced her family. Watch to see even MORE surprises that Anders planned for the day.

Proposal
Chicago, IL

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Hannah + Jeff

WHAT. A. DAY!! Hannah and Jeff were kindred spirits from the MOMENT we met them! Taco date nights, ice cream meetups and plenty of laughter to go around - we were SO excited to capture these two and their story.

- The AMAZING custom Nike shoes with their wedding date 

- The CUTEST vows that made me grin from ear to ear


- One super touching first look with dad


- A late night taco truck!! (like come on... could it be any better?!)

Wedding
Aurora, Illinois

Some highlights of their day include:

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Analisa + Paul

Ok so, we rarely get to see brides in true ball gowns. Well Analisa took everyone's breath away. These two shared a perfect day exchanging vows at the STUNNING St. Mary's Catholic Church in Elgin. Then the party proceeded to The Empress in Addison, Illinois. WOW every detail of the day was drop dead gorgeous and so well crafted. Glam, glam glam! Cheers to these two love birds!

Chicago, IL

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Styled Shoot

Styled shoots are so awesome. But when they are on yachts cruising around San Diego Harbor?! Yeah, THAT is even better.  The mastermind behind this insanely energetic and edgy day was Liz from Lizzy Liz Wedding & Events. This genuinely was probably the most unique, challenging, creative, wild shoot we have ever been a part of... and it was all. SO. #worthit. 

Oh, and all that much more rewarding when it gets featured on a blog like: California Wedding Day

san diego, CAlifornia
Yacht | Legacy Cruises

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Styled Shoot

Nothing like a Chicago wedding... in winter! While my hands froze as we filmed outside, everything else about this day was absolute FIRE. We partnered with the best of the best vendors to put this together and WOW is basically all I have to say. SO grateful to have this one featured on the Ruffled Blog.

Chicago history museum
Chicago, Illinois

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Makenna + Dan

Seriously - try NOT to cry! We couldn't do it. No joke - I (Katie) cried probably 7 different times while editing this love story. Makenna + Dan made some of the most meaningful and intimate promises to each other at the Oceanview Room at Ballast Point in San Diego, California. 

This day could not have been more full of love and dedication to these two wonderful human beings. We were in awe throughout every moment as guests and family overflowed with joy for the happy couple. And of course, the weather - PERFECT! 

San diego, CA

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Olga + Greg

Most beautiful couple award!? YES. Olga and Greg exchanged vows on the rooftop of the breath-taking Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, then had amazing portraits at the Capitol Building in Madison, Wisconsin THEN headed over to celebrate with dinner and dancing at the INCREDIBLE Orpheum Theatre. 

These were some of the most unique and gorgeous venues we have ever seen and were so honored to share in this perfect day with one jaw-dropping couple. They have the sweetest souls, are madly in love and can really break it down on the dance floor - also CHECK OUT THAT LIVE BAND!! 

Madison, WIsconsin

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- Alli + Tommy

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. Katie Swider is one of the kindest & most talented people you will ever meet. Not only will she create the most memorable, professional + emotional wedding video you can imagine, but she will also be one of your favorite people you get to hang out with on your wedding day!!!! She is so warm & easy to feel comfortable with. I loved how intentional Katie was in getting to know me before our wedding and we had the best coffee date just talking about life and what I wanted in our video.

And speaking of videos- she absolutely knocked it out of the park with our wedding video!!! I let her pick the song & I was blown away by how it was more perfect than anything I could have ever picked. She captured all the small, sweet moments from our day I never want to forget. Her editing is amazing & you can tell she pours her whole heart and soul into her passion of videography. Overall Katie is an absolutely incredible videographer and an even better human being. THANK YOU KATIE!!!

"She pours her whole heart into her passion."

- Tina + Alex

We were originally not going to use a videographer until we saw the amazing video Katie created for our friends' weddings (yes, multiple friends). They were all so beautiful!

On our wedding day, Katie was so easy and fun to work with, everyone in the wedding party loved her. Thank you so much for making such a beautiful video of our wedding!

"Katie was so fun to work with."

- Olga + Greg

I'm not crying... you're crying! Okay okay we're both over here bawling! Cant wait to watch it on repeat for forever now! One thing I did not understand that I've always heard people say is just how fast everything goes, it flies by in an instant, you blinked and you missed everything. Thank you soooo much for capturing it so beautifully and helping us truly relive. It is everything! If AnchoredFilms did not capture your day, did you even get married?? Cannot recommend them enough! All of our friends and family are blown away by the film and continue to share their awe! Incredibly professional, wonderful to work with, Katie helped us feel comfortable and focused on the day while she killed it on the taping, editing and everything in between! Thank you again, soooooo much!

"I'm not crying...you're crying!"

Kindest Words

Erika + Alex

One of the most sentimental, intimate, and joyful weddings we have ever been a part of. These two are so gifted in expressing their deep love for their Savior and each other. The Lord blessed them with a BEAUTIFUL Spring day as they exchanged heartfelt vows at The Brix on the Fox. This day was full of love and passion. Check out our blog to see more about these two lovers.

Carpentersville, Illinois

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Yanice + Frank

Glamorous, exciting, joyous. All words we would use to describe this perfect day with Yanice & Frank. From beautiful getting ready details, to the idyllic garden portraits, and even to the lively mariachi band playing during cocktail hour - this day was filled with beauty and spark from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Check out our blog to learn more about this unbelievable day!

Glen Ellyn, ILLINOIS

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Olga + Greg

Most beautiful couple award!? YES. Olga and Greg exchanged vows on the rooftop of the breath-taking Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, then had amazing portraits at the Capitol Building in Madison, Wisconsin THEN headed over to celebrate with dinner and dancing at the INCREDIBLE Orpheum Theatre. 

These were some of the most unique and gorgeous venues we have ever seen and were so honored to share in this perfect day with one jaw-dropping couple. They have the sweetest souls, are madly in love and can really break it down on the dance floor - also CHECK OUT THAT LIVE BAND!! 

madison, Wisconsin

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Analisa + Paul

Ok so, we rarely get to see brides in true ball gowns. Well Analisa took everyone's breath away. These two shared a perfect day exchanging vows at the STUNNING St. Mary's Catholic Church in Elgin. Then the party proceeded to The Empress in Addison, Illinois. WOW every detail of the day was drop dead gorgeous and so well crafted. Glam, glam glam! Cheers to these two love birds!

Chicago, IL

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Katie & Nick

Katie + Nick were married in the gorgeous backyard of her family's home. Then they celebrated at the stunning, picturesque Herrington Inn located in Geneva, IL. These two are the epitome of fun-loving, thoughtful & overall incredible humans. They made everyone who attended feel loved and like family - even us! Nick was open and vulnerable as we saw Katie for the first time, and Katie was seriously jaw-dropping. Every move she made was flawless and took the breath right out of you. 

PLUS they brought their dog along for the ceremony!!! #winning

GENEVA, Illinois

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Mary + Jack

Stunning flowers + fall colors + emotional groom reaction = one heck of a day. These two are major golf fans who celebrated their wedded bliss at Arrowhead Golf Course in Naperville, IL. Their own personal touch was on everything, but their love for each other stood out the most. Just wait till you see how Jack reacts to seeing Mary walk down the aisle. *grab some Kleenex*

Naperville, Illinois

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Makenna + Dan

Seriously - try NOT to cry! We couldn't do it. No joke - I (Katie) cried probably 7 different times while editing this love story. Makenna + Dan made some of the most meaningful and intimate promises to each other at the Oceanview Room at Ballast Point in San Diego, California. 

This day could not have been more full of love and dedication to these two wonderful human beings. We were in awe throughout every moment as guests and family overflowed with joy for the happy couple. And of course, the weather - PERFECT! 

San diego, CA

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