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Courtney + Joe | A Lovely Wedding at Lincoln Farmstead | Huntley, IL

We all know about the "brother's best friend" romance trope, and although some may say that this trope is cliche, that is exactly how Courtney and Joe met, and they couldn't be more perfect for one another! Joe was best friends with Courtney's brother in high school, which is how the two initially met before Joe began working for Courtney's parents. And finally, after knowing each other for thirteen years, Courtney and Joe have decided to spend the rest of their years together as Mr. & Mrs. Genchi!


Bride and groom kiss in front of the barn at Lincoln Farmstead while the bride holds her bouquet from Town & Country Gardens


When Joe first asked Courtney out, they went to their favorite restaurant at the time, Danny's on Douglas. Courtney said they would just sit in there and talk about anything and everything for hours. And now, one of their favorite ways to spend an evening together is making a nice dinner together, watching a movie, having some drinks, and relaxing together after a long work week. They also love spending any free time they have with Joe's son and now Courtney's stepson, Dylan! Dylan loves football, and Joe coaches his team, so while they bond over their love of football, Courtney is on the risers, cheering them on. Courtney is a very big family person and loves spending time with both her and Joe's family who they visit often in Ohio, where they're originally from! Since Joe knows that family is of utmost importance to Courtney, he made sure to choose a time to propose when all of her closest family would be present. And he found the perfect time to do so on Thanksgiving two years ago! With all of Courtney's closest loved ones present, Joe popped the big question - and now, two years later, they've officially said, "I do!"

After getting ready with the girls, Courtney stepped into her gorgeous wedding gown (with detachable sleeves - how cool is that??), and we prepped to capture the reactions of all of her lovely bridesmaids and her sweet mother. After sharing laughter and hugs, it was time to go meet up with Joe for a very special gift exchange and last touch before the ceremony. They decided not to have a first look to make that first glimpse of Courtney walking down the aisle extra special, and I think it's safe to say it did just that.

After a heartwarming ceremony and witnessing Courtney and Joe become husband and wife, we captured some photos with the bridal party and family before getting some solo photos with the newlyweds! Then it was time for Courtney and Joe to make their grand entrance at their reception, where many heartfelt speeches were shared, some yummy sweets were eaten, and the night was danced away! It was our honor to capture such a meaningful and beautiful bond between Courtney and Joe and share with you all the day these soulmates became Mr. and Mrs. Genchi!



And where would we be without all of the phenomenal companies, businesses, and vendors that worked together to make such a Lovely Wedding at Lincoln Farmstead feasible? A huge thanks to everyone that helped!

Ceremony + Reception: Lincoln Farmstead

Invitations: Designed by the beautiful bride through Pure Invitation

Wedding Coordinator: Barb Lincoln, owner of Lincoln Farmstead

Suits: Men's Wearhouse

Wedding Dress: Bridal Boys by Complete Bridal

Shoes: Pashion Footwear

DJ: Matt Mustang Entertainment

Florist: Town & Country Gardens

Catering: Sweet Baby Ray's Catering

Cake & Sweets: Delish Cakes

Hair: Total Image Bridal

Makeup: Gabriella Maes

Etsy Shops:

Wedding Gifts: RiRo Company

Hrt Soul Creations LLC

Personalized Clutches: Naves Design

Bridal + Bridesmaid Robes: Lace and Ruffles Shop

Jewelry Gifts: nRich Collection

Wedding Favors: Armoni Shop

Bridal Party Gifts: Personalized Moments

Wedding Wipes: Party Bibs

Neon Wedding Sign: Olala Neon

Acrylic Signs: 1801 & Co.

Flower Girl Dresses: Baby Fillbach

Wedding Ring Box: Sooooound

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