I met Laura and Brandon a year and a half before the big day. When we first met, they envisioned a wedding outside of Chicago with rustic and natural elements. I truly enjoyed being a part of the planning process and was so excited to bring their dreams to life. Laura and Brandon are one of the sweetest couples I know. They began dating their sophomore year of high school, and their solid foundation and strong relationship were evident every step of the way!

The wedding weekend kicked off with a rehearsal dinner at Chuck’s Lakeshore Inn— a great spot right on the lake to welcome guests to Lake Geneva.

Laura and Brandon chose Yerkes Observatory in nearby William’s Bay for their ceremony. The observatory boasts a 115 plus-year history and is primarily used for astronomy research. The observatory’s 77-acre property is spectacular. It’s located right on the lake with a magnificent domed building from the observatory serving as the backdrop.

Even a little morning rain couldn’t stop this from being an incredible day. The sun came out right as it was time for Laura to walk down the aisle. It was a beautiful ceremony led by a dear friend of the couple.

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After the ceremony, guests made their way over to the historic Starline Factory in Harvard, Ill. to celebrate the just-married couple. The evening was filled with love and so many personal touches that represented Laura and Brandon, including the signature “Losey Special Mojito,” a tree stump for guests to sign that tied in Brandon’s career as a landscape architect, and their favorite Chicago popcorn from Nuts on Clark.

It was a perfect day. We were so happy to be a part of it, and we wish Laura and Brandon many years of love & happiness!

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Wedding Day Details:

Wedding Date: July 12th, 2014 / Wedding Coordinator: Jaclyn Duffield, JDetailed Events, Inc. / Photographer: FotoEnvy / Catering: Wild Asparagus / Entertainment: Toast and Jam / Transportation: Jones Travel / Floral and Decor: Field and Florist and Pesches Greenhouse / Day of Details: Designed by the Couple / Getting Ready Location: The Abbey Resort