wedding recap // part 4 // mike + kari

**This month we are going to be showcasing some of our favorite weddings from the past few years. I checked back in with these couples and had them answer some questions about their special day!**
//part 1//part 2//part 3//part 4//

What did you like the most about working with englexas photography?
What we loved about them is that we barely noticed they were there and because of that, they got more natural photos and everything felt less staged. We’ve been to tons of weddings where photographers feel like they need to be cheesy and be the center of attention but Englexas is not like that at all.

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Was there anything unexpected that you loved?
Our officiant was a close friend and one of the funniest people we know and while portions of his speech were run by us beforehand, we didn’t really know what he was going to say. It ended up as perfectly as we could have hoped.

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Is there anything you wish you had spent less time or money on?
The only thing we can think of is the food and music during the cocktail mixer between the ceremony and reception. We had a string trio and a lot of fancy appetizers and everyone was so loud and excited in the small space that nobody could really hear the music! The dinner followed right after too, so we really didn’t need as much cocktail food as we bought.

wedding recap // mike and kari // illinois wedding photography

What was your favorite moment of the day?
It was once the music in the reception started and we saw how much fun everyone was having with us. Nerves about how the ceremony was going to go were all gone by then and we could really just enjoy the evening.

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What was your favorite image from your wedding?
One is a picture of our two Dads together and the other is one of the two of us kissing on the dancefloor with our friends all around cheering.

wedding recap // mike and kari // illinois wedding photography

Describe some of your favorite wedding details and how you came up with them…
It’s common now but getting the photobooth was a huge hit for everyone, young and old.

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What was the best part of your wedding day?
It’s cheesy but it’s really just the fact that we were finally married. Everything else, no matter how fun, was secondary to that.

wedding recap // mike and kari // illinois wedding photography

What’s your number #1 tip for future engaged couples?
Your wedding is about YOU TWO primarily and sharing your special moment with your closest friends and family, you don’t need to break the bank to do that. The day will go by SUPER quickly and all the details you were worrying about for months won’t matter in the end. If something little goes wrong just remember that only you two will likely notice it, so don’t worry at all.

wedding recap // mike and kari // illinois wedding photography
wedding recap // mike and kari // illinois wedding photography

wedding// alden hotel(now the sam houston hotel)
co-ordinator// en vogue events
flowers// dream bouquet
DJ// DJ’s unlimited

view their engagement session here

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