When Rachel asked me how I felt about a Greenhouse engagement session, I instantly had those little heart eyes pop out in front of me! I LOVE when clients come to me with these kind of ideas. I’ve always had a Greenhouse engagement on my radar but never had the right opportunity to shoot at one. Rachel told me she spends a lot of time out at Sunrise Greenhouse so to her, it completely made sense! I myself have never been to Sunrise, I have a big ‘ol vision of all these beautiful plants and flowers and how I would want to use them, but have never implemented these visions.
So when I met Jack and Rachel out there that morning, my mouth kind of dropped. I was so overwhelmed by how huge and beautiful this place was. Seriously, I have NO idea how anyone walks into this big beauty and doesn’t spend 5 hours grabbing every single plant in sight. I also want to give a big thank you to the amazing staff at Sunrise Greenhouse in Grant Park, IL for allowing us to be there as they were prepping for opening weekend.
Now onto the Bride and Groom to be. These two cuties have been together for 7 years! I know Rachel, and have known her for a long time but when she told me that it had been 7 years, I wanted to tell her she was lying haha. I really didn’t think it had been that long which is just crazy how time really does fly by. Then she told me they met playing soccer and again I thought, wow what else don’t I know about you Rachel? I know her son Landon plays soccer a ton but I never knew that these two did and that it was actually where their love story began. Jack says it’s because he “let Rachel play”. So although it was a friend who asked Rachel to play that day, fate really landed in Jacks hand since he was the one who gave the green light. And of course this green light was given after a little investigation on the good ‘ol Facebook, I think Jack liked what he saw in Rachel, but who wouldn’t?!
When I saw that Jack had proposed to Rachel, I was super excited for them both! Rachels sister Bridget got married last year and I had a feeling that this would be the year for Rachel! These two wasted no time putting their visions and ideas into place, making it a short engagement to allow for a beautiful summer wedding at Locavore Farm in Grant Park, IL. This will be my first Wedding at the farm, so again I was super ecstatic when Rachel told me these plans. I can’t wait to share all the beauty from their wedding later this year, but for now I hope you love every bit of this Greenhouse Engagement session!
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