James & Rebecca tied the knot in Lisle, IL at The Morton Arboretum on June 3rd, 2017.

Bride & groom walking into the sunset

"Before our first dance we felt ready and confident because we practiced in the empty room prior. During our dance we enjoyed ourselves, were confident in our moves that our awesome teacher Cathy taught us, and we felt happy. After our dance we both felt amazing! We had rocked our dance and looked fantastic doing it. We were excited to celebrate the rest of the night."

James & Rebecca danced to "Mean to Me" by Brett Eldridge. 

Bride and groom dipping during their first dance

What was your favorite part of taking dance lessons for the wedding? 

"Our favorite part of taking dance lessons was learning how to dance, and having fun practicing in our small apartment kitchen! We had so much fun!"

Bride and groom doing a dip move during their first dance
Bride and groom outside smiling and posing

What insight or knowledge can you share with other couples who are taking dance lessons for their wedding? 

"Just have fun and don't worry about embarrassing yourself. When the wedding day comes, you will rock it!"

Bride and groom dancing together during the first dance 

Wedding planner: Lindsay Mackey from the Simply Elegant Group

Reception Venue: The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL

Entertainment: Fourth Estate Audio - DJ Jay

Photographer: Ingrid Bonne

Catering: The Morton Arboretum

Cake: The Cakery in Aurora

Bridal Gown: Complete Bridal in East Dundee

Groomswear: Black Tie Formalwear

Florist: Atmosphere Events Group "The flowers were beautiful and the colors were amazing!"

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