intimate and chic backyard wedding | Lake Forest, IL

What I noticed right away when I met Roger + Teresa is how much he makes her laugh. Sitting in the living room of their beautiful home in Lake Forest, I felt instantly at ease.

So it was no wonder when their wedding day came that friends and family came from all over the world to celebrate their marriage! Teresa + Roger both lived overseas for a number of years (they met in London!), and recently relocated to the Chicago area. So nearly all their loved ones lived in various parts of the world, including some dear friends of Teresa's who traveled from Japan to see her wed.

The party was made incredible by local event planner, Ellie Styled, working with Kehoe Designs and Alison Buck Floral Design. The beautiful food stations by J+L Catering tasted even better than they looked, and the crowd danced the night away to Matt Lewis + the Union (award for funnest party band ever!).

BTW, I am 100% sure I was dancing while photographing!

Lisa Kathan